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Schumann Quartet w/ Gilbert Kalish, piano

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

  • Schumann Quartet - Verdi

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The Schumann Quartet plays “staggeringly well… with sparkling virtuosity and a willingness to astonish” (Süddeutsche Zeitung). Currently in the midst of a three-year residency at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Cologne-based group makes its first appearance in Philadelphia with renowned pianist Gilbert Kalish who joins the Schumann for Shostakovich’s Quintet, a powerful, five-movement work written during World War II. The Quintet is memorable for its elegiac second movement fugue, the wit and verve of its scherzo and finale, and the virtuosity of its piano part.

Haydn: Quartet in G Major, Op. 33, No. 5
Schumann: Quartet in F Major, Op. 41, No. 2
Shostakovich: Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57


Schumann Quartet

Introduzione. That moment when one doesn't yet know what's happening, eyes and ears wide open, looking for some kind of orientation. At the start of Beethoven's ninth string quartet, for example. One unresolved chord after the other, and the four musicians relish the moment, accentuate – very subtly – the lack of orientation, reduce all.

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Gilbert Kalish, piano

Pianist Gilbert Kalish leads a musical life of unusual variety and breadth. His profound influence on the musical community as an educator and pianist in myriad performances and recordings has established him as a major figure in American music making. A native New Yorker and graduate of Columbia College, Kalish studied with Leonard Shure, Julius.

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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