Matthew Polenzani, tenor
Julius Drake, piano

Tuesday, April 02, 2024 - 7:30 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street Learn More

Limited view seating options still available. Call 215-569-8080 for details, or email to join the waiting list

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.”

Schumann: Liederkreis, Op. 24
Finzi: A Young Man’s Exhortation
Schubert: Selection of five songs
Ives: Selection of five songs

Running time: 1 hour and 40 minutes (including intermission) 

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. Matthew Polenzani begins the 2022-23 season starring as Giasone in Cherubini’s rarely performed masterpiece Medea at the Metropolitan Opera.… Read More
Julius Drake
Julius Drake, piano
Pianist Julius Drake lives in London and enjoys an international reputation as one of the finest instrumentalists in his field, collaborating with many of the world’s leading artists, both in recital and on disc. His passionate interest in song has led to invitations to devise song series for Wigmore Hall, London; The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; 92nd Street Y,… Read More


Matthew Polenzani sings Danny Boy
Matthew Polenzani | Ravel: Five Popular Greek Songs
Pre-Concert Talk

with Cori Ellison at 6:30pm, Comcast Circle