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Orion Quartet w/ Robert Levin, speaker

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

  • Orion Quartet - Beethoven

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To open our 32nd Season, PCMS partners with the Orion Quartet and Robert Levin for a unique approach to Haydn’s magnificent tour de force, Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross. Arranged for string quartet, this intimate account transmits a very direct and honest light from Haydn’s understanding of human nature. “This performance will be an evening of meditations and reflections, in words and music,” the Orion members said of this one-night-only collaboration. “Robert Levin, one of music’s most eloquent performers and most revelatory spokesmen, is also a passionate humanist. Together we will create an experience that promises to be stimulating, thought-provoking, and moving.”

Haydn: Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross, Op. 51

This performance features a free pre-concert lecture starting at 6:45 PM with Jonathan Coopersmith

Orion Quartet


The Orion Quartet is one of the most sought-after ensembles in the United States. Since its inception, the Quartet has been consistently praised for the fresh perspective and individuality it brings to performances, offering diverse programs that juxtapose classic works of the standard quartet literature with masterworks by living composers. The members of the Quartet–violinists.

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Robert Levin, piano

Robert Levin

Pianist Robert Levin is one of America’s leading keyboard players in the early instruments movement but maintains a large repertory in all major periods and genres of piano music. He is equally at home at the harpsichord, the fortepiano, and the standard pianoforte, and as a recitalist, concerto performer, and accompanist. In addition, he is recognized as.

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Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Address: 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

  The Perelman Theater is part of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, located on the southwest corner of Broad and Spruce Streets in Center City Philadelphia. The smaller of the two concert halls in the Kimmel Center, the Perelman Theater is a 627-seat auditorium with seating on the plaza, plaza tier, first balcony, and second balcony levels.…more info