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 many of our concerts each 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.

This season, lectures will be in-person at the venue (6:30 PM weekdays and 1:30 PM on Sundays), unless otherwise noted. Lectures at the Kimmel Center take place in the Comcast Circle unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Lectures

Artist
Date
Lecturer
Juilliard Quartet w/ Anthony McGill
Sunday, January 8
Catherine Hughes
Jeremy Denk
Friday, January 13
David Dubal
Singing Freedom I
Sunday, January 15
Jerrell Jackson
Singing Freedom II
Monday, January 16
Jerrell Jackson
Richard Goode
Wednesday, February 1
Jeffrey Kallberg
Aizuri Quartet
Sunday, February 12
Suhnne Ahn
Cuarteto Casals
Thursday, February 16
Michael Klein
Mitsuko Uchida
Sunday, February 19
Jeffrey Kallberg
Davóne Tines & Adam Nielsen
Tuesday, February 28
Christine Anderson
Johannes Moser & Anna Polonsky
Tuesday, March 7
Elizabeth Morgan
Imogen Cooper
Wednesday, March 8
Lesley Valdes
Fleur Barron & Julius Drake
Sunday, March 12
Cori Ellison
Takács Quartet
Thursday, March 16
Richard Freedman
Elias Quartet
Tuesday, March 28
Jonathan Coopersmith
Lawrence Brownlee & Kevin Miller
Wednesday, March 29
Christine Anderson
Dover Quartet
Tuesday, April 4
Jonathan Coopersmith
Alina Ibragimova & Cédric Tiberghien
Friday, April 7
Elizabeth Morgan
Orion Quartet w/ Kim Kashkashian & Marcy Rosen
Sunday, April 16
Karl Middleman
Jonathan Biss
Thursday, April 27
David Dubal
ECCO w/ Jupiter Quartet
Tuesday, May 9
Michael Klein
Polonsky/Laredo/Ngwenyama/Robinson
Friday, May 12
Heidi Lee