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Pre-Concert Lectures

Through our Music Education Program, with support from the Lois and Julian Brodsky Music Education Fund, PCMS offers free pre-concert lectures before 25 concerts this season. These talks with respected musical scholars and composers provide a rich variety of insights, helping to deepen your understanding of, and appreciation for, the music you're about to hear. Weeknight lectures begin at 6:30 pm, and Sunday lectures begin at 1:45 pm. All lectures at the Kimmel Center take place in the Comcast Circle unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Lectures

Artist
Date
Lecturer
Brentano Quartet
Sunday, October 20
Truman Bullard
Musicians from Marlboro I
Wednesday, October 23
Karl Middleman
ECCO
Friday, October 25
Peter Schoenbach
Sheku Kanneh-Mason
Tuesday, December 17
Jerrell Jackson
New Voices (Emerging Voices)
Tuesday, January 14
Cori Ellison
Lost Voices (Emerging Voices)
Friday, January 17
Michael Bolton (Rendell Room)
Found Voices (Emerging Voices)
Sunday, January 19
Cori Ellison (Hamilton Garden)
Our Voices (Emerging Voices)
Friday, January 24
Michael Bolton
Rudolph Buchbinder
Tuesday, February 4
Elizabeth Morgan
Ingrid Fliter
Wednesday, February 12
David Dubal
Avi Avital & Bridget Kibbey
Thursday, February 13
Hayoung Heidi Lee
Jonathan Biss I
Tuesday, February 18
Elizabeth Morgan
Vienna Piano Trio
Friday, February 21
Michael Klein
Ana María Martínez
Friday, March 13
Christine Anderson
Takács Quartet
Sunday, March 15
Jonathan Coopersmith
Jonathan Biss II
Thursday, March 19
Suhnne Ahn
Jonathan Biss III
Tuesday, March 24
Lesley Valdes
Richard Goode
Friday, March 27
David Dubal
Jonathan Biss IV
Monday, March 30
Jeffrey Kallberg
Widmann-Zimmerman-Várjon Trio
Tuesday, March 31
Catherine Hughes
Mitsuko Uchida
Thursday, April 2
Jeffrey Kallberg
Juilliard Quartet
Tuesday, April 7
Jonathan Coopersmith
Quatuor Ebène
Tuesday, April 21
Richard Freedman
Quatuor Ebène
Wednesday, April 22
Richard Freedman
Matthew Polenzani
Wednesday, May 6
Christine Anderson
Jeremy Denk
Friday, May 8
Michael Klein