Matthew Polenzani, tenor
Julius Drake, piano

Wednesday, May 06, 2020 - 7:30 pm
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street Learn More

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About This Performance

Following Matthew Polenzani and Julius Drake’s last PCMS recital, the Philadelphia Inquirer praised the American tenor’s “remarkable voice” and the duo’s uniquely cohesive partnership. “Drake and Polenzani drew on the same palette of colors and echoed each other’s phrasings, functioning as a single instrument. For all their individual strengths—Polenzani’s tenor of sheen and power, Drake’s expressivity—the message of greater value was in the one-ness.”

Schubert: Set of Lieder TBA
SchumannLiederkreis, Op. 24
FinziA Young Man's Exhortation, Op. 14
Hahn: Set of Songs TBA

The Artist(s)

Matthew Polenzani, tenor
American tenor Matthew Polenzani is one of the most gifted and distinguished lyric tenors of his generation. His elegant musicianship, innate sense of style, dramatic commitment, and timeless artistry have established his continued presence at leading operatic, concert, and recital venues worldwide. His 2018-19 season included a return to Lyric Opera of Chicago in his signature title role of Mozart’s Idomeneo,… Read More
Julius Drake, piano
The “collaborative pianist nonpareil” (The New Yorker), Julius Drake lives in London and specializes in the field of chamber music, working with many of the world’s leading artists both in recital and on disc. Mr. Drake’s passionate interest in song has led to invitations to devise song series for Wigmore Hall, London,… Read More


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Pre-Concert Lecture

With Christine Anderson at 6:30 pm