Valentin Kovalev, saxophone
Amy Yang, piano

Tuesday, December 03, 2024 - 7:30 PM
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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This concert is part of the Giesecke Bloom/Winkelman Artist Debut Series and the Musical Fund Society Series. You can subscribe to these series, Build Your Own subscription, or purchase a Season Pass. Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

About This Performance

Classical saxophonist Valentin Kovalev is one of the leaders of his generation in developing the musical and technical possibilities of the saxophone. For his PCMS debut, the 2023 Musical Fund Society Award winner offers a program that juxtaposes classical works with contemporary music from Spain, Turkey, and Japan.

Program includes works by Schumann, Franck, Debussy, Iturralde, Yoshimatsu, and Say

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Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom and A. Charles Winkelman with support from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, Theodore Presser Foundation, Dot and Rick Nelson, Sid Kaplan, and the American Philosophical Society for their support of our livestream series, and for helping us deliver world-class artistry to audiences around the globe.

The Artist(s)

Valentin Kovalev
Valentin Kovalev, saxophone
Saxophonist, educator, and content creator Valentin Kovalev is an ebullient and highly eclectic performer whose unique style was developed after studying in Russia, France, and the US. Hailing from Siberia, he strives to demonstrate how passion and perseverance can transcend geographical boundaries, using his music to inspire and empower others in the pursuit of their dreams.… Read More
Amy Yang
Amy Yang, piano
A “jaw-dropping pianist who steals the show…with effortless finesse” (Washington Post), pianist Amy Yang aspires to affirm connections between the arts and our inner humanity through her committed expressions of music and leadership on and off stage. In Spring of 2023, she joined forces with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra under Osmo Vänskä playing Schumann’s Piano Concerto at Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center.… Read More


Valentin Kovalev | Say: Suite for Saxophone, Op 55
Valentin Kovalev | Paganini: Caprice No. 1