Orion Quartet
Kim Kashkashian, viola
Marcy Rosen, cello

Sunday, April 16, 2023 - 3:00 pm
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

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About This Performance

This concert is supported by Sandra Schwartz in memory of her husband, Jerome Schwartz.

In its annual appearances with the Society, the Orion Quartet continues to display masterful technique and an ensemble tone that is “warm, variable, and beautiful” (Strings Magazine). For this collaborative performance, the Orion is joined by two PCMS favorites in Kim Kashkashian and Marcy Rosen for Brahms’s B-flat Major Sextet, a work with an astonishing wealth of melody and masterful sense of proportion.

Haydn: Quartet in C Major, Op. 33, No. 3, Bird
Beethoven: Quartet in F Major, Op. 135
Brahms: Sextet in B-flat Major, Op. 18

The Artist(s)

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 Daniel Phillips and Todd Phillips (brothers who share the first violin chair equally),… Read More
Kim Kashkashian, viola
Kim Kashkashian, internationally recognized as a unique voice on the viola, was born of Armenian parents in Michigan. She studied the viola with Karen Tuttle and legendary violist Walter Trampler at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore. Since fall 2000 she has taught viola and chamber music at New England Conservatory. Following Grammy Award nominations for several previous recordings,… Read More
Marcy Rosen, cello
Marcy Rosen has established herself as one of the most important and respected artists of our day. Los Angeles Times music critic Herbert Glass has called her "one of the intimate art's abiding treasures." She has performed in recital and with orchestra throughout Canada, England, France, Japan, Italy, Switzerland, and all fifty of the United States.… Read More


Orion Quartet | Beethoven's Quartet in F Major
Kim Kashkashian in Recital
Pre-Concert Lecture

With Karl Middleman at 1:45 pm

Master Classes

Kim Kashkashian will offer a master class on Sat., Apr. 15 at 4 pm at Temple University.