David Shifrin, clarinet
Peter Wiley, cello
Anna Polonsky, piano

Friday, November 19, 2021 - 7:30 PM
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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About This Performance

The Society is pleased to present these three celebrated musicians in their second PCMS appearance as a trio, performing a pair of masterworks by Schumann and Beethoven’s lyrical Trio in E-flat Major—an arrangement of the Op. 20 Septet that is regarded as one of Beethoven’s greatest early chamber works.

Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 73
Schumann: Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70
Beethoven: Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 38 [Arr.]

Please note this program will be performed without an intermission.

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The Artist(s)

David Shifrin, clarinet
One of only two wind players to have been awarded the Avery Fisher Prize since the award's inception in 1974, David Shifrin is in demand as an orchestral soloist, recitalist, and chamber music collaborator. As a recitalist, he has appeared at such venues as Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall and the 92nd Street Y in New York City as well as the the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.… Read More
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.  … Read More
Anna Polonsky, piano
Anna Polonsky is widely in demand as a soloist and chamber musician. She has appeared with the Moscow Virtuosi, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, 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, Daedalus,… Read More


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