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Orion Quartet w/ Peter Wiley, cello

Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 3:00 PM (Add to calendar)

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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  • Orion Quartet - Beethoven

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This concert is part of the Social Series. Click here to learn more about the free tasting paired with this concert.

The Orion Quartet and Peter Wiley take us on a Schubertian journey through two of the composer’s most sublime, intrinsically musical, and profoundly spiritual works. Schubert’s music “is purity itself,” Yehudi Menuhin once proclaimed, and who better to articulate it than the “extremely virtuosic and accomplished players” (Los Angeles Times) of the Orion joined by Wiley, the esteemed former cellist of the Beaux Arts Trio and Guarneri Quartet.

Schubert: Quartet in G Major, D. 887
Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, D. 956

 

Tim Eddy, cello, will give a master class for students at Curtis Institute of Music (Field Hall) on Saturday, February 16, 4-6 pm.

Orion Quartet

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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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Peter Wiley, cello

Celebrated for his "accurate intonation and warmth of tone" (New York Times), Grammy-nominated cellist Peter Wiley attended the Curtis Institute at just 13 years of age, under the tutelage of David Soyer. He continued his precocious accomplishments with his appointment as principal cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony at age 20, after one year in the Pittsburgh Symphony..

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American Philosophical Society

Address: Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

  Benjamin Franklin Hall is a 375 seat auditorium offering plaza level and balcony seating.  All concerts at this venue are general admission seating.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. There are many historic elements to the building.  Designed in the Italianate style, it features a visually striking white marble façade and an impressive collection of…more info