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Peter Wiley, cello and Anna Polonsky, piano

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 8:00 PM

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Anyone who has seen Peter Wiley in recital can attest that he was born to play the cello. Revered for his years with the Beaux Arts Trio and the Guarneri Quartet, Wiley returns to Philadelphia with Anna Polonsky, a gifted pianist who “darted like quicksilver in and around Wiley’s nifty bowing and fingering” (Broad Street Review) during the duo’s two previous PCMS performances.

Schumann: Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70
Brahms: Cello Sonata in F Major, Op.99
Bach: Pastorale in F Major for Organ, BWV 590 [Arr.]
Chopin: Cello Sonata, Op. 65

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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Anna Polonsky, piano

Pianist Anna Polonsky is widely in demand as a soloist and chamber musician. She has appeared with the Moscow Virtuosi, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Memphis Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, and many others. Ms. Polonsky has collaborated with the Guarneri, Orion, and Shanghai Quartets, and with such.

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American Philosophical Society

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

Concerts at the American Philosophical SocietyBenjamin 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 paintings.…more info