Philadelphia Orchestra Winds

Monday, October 07, 2024 - 7:30 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

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About This Performance

This concert is supported in part by Ken Hutchins

A dozen wind players from the Philadelphia Orchestra make their collective PCMS debut in this season-opening display of extraordinary international talent that calls Philly home. This performance with guest artists Yumi Kendall and Joseph Conyers features treasured works by Mozart and Dvořák and a world premiere by Curtis Institute of Music Chair of Composition Studies Nick DiBerardino.

Philippe Tondre & Peter Smith, oboe; Ricardo Morales, Samuel Caviezel, & Socrates Villegas, clarinet; Paul Demers, bass clarinet; Daniel Matsukawa & Angela Anderson Smith, bassoon; Jennifer Montone, Jeffrey Lang, Christopher Dwyer, & Ernesto Tovar Torres, horn; with guest artists Yumi Kendall, cello & Joseph Conyers, double bass

Mozart: Serenade in B-flat Major, K. 361, Gran Partita
DiBerardino: New Piece TBA  World Premiere/PCMS Commission
Dvořák: Serenade for Winds in D Minor, Op. 44

The Artist(s)

POA Winds
Philadelphia Orchestra Winds
The Philadelphia Orchestra Winds ensemble includes these 12 outstanding wind players: Philippe Tondre joined The Philadelphia Orchestra as principal oboe at the start of the 2020–21 season. Born in Mulhouse, France, in 1989, he started studying the oboe at the age of six in Yves Cautrès's class at the Mulhouse National School of Music before joining the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris,… Read More
Yumi Kendall, cello
Yumi Kendall joined The Philadelphia Orchestra in September 2004 as assistant principal cello, immediately following graduation from the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with David Soyer and Peter Wiley. She began studying cello at the age of five following the Suzuki approach. At age 16, while studying with David Hardy, she made her solo debut at the Kennedy Center with the National Symphony Orchestra.… Read More
Joseph Conyers, double bass
Joseph H. Conyers was appointed principal bassist with the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2023. He had served as acting associate principal bass with the orchestra since 2017 and had served as assistant principal bassist since 2010, following tenures with the Atlanta Symphony, Santa Fe Opera, and Grand Rapids Symphony, where he was principal bass. Described by the Grand Rapids Press as “a lyrical musician who plays with authenticity that transcends mere technique,” Mr.… Read More


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