Pre-Concert Talks

Through our Music Education Program, with support from the Lois and Julian Brodsky Music Education Fund, PCMS offers free pre-concert talks before many of our concerts each season. These talks lead by 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, talks will be in-person at the venue (6:30 PM weekdays and 1:45 PM on Sundays), unless otherwise noted. Talks at the Kimmel Center take place in the Comcast Circle unless otherwise noted. We look forward to seeing you!

Upcoming Talks

Sphinx Virtuosi w/ Xavier Foley, double bass
Wednesday, October 18
A. Kori Hill
Belcea Quartet
Friday, October 20
Catherine Hughes
Quartetto di Cremona
Monday, October 30
Richard Freedman
ECCO w/ Shai Wosner, piano
Wednesday, November 1
Peter Schoenbach
Boris Giltburg, piano
Wednesday, November 29
David Dubal
Curtis on Tour w/ Osmo Vänskä, clarinet & Erin Keefe, violin
Friday, December 1
Eve Friedman
Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective
Wednesday, December 13
Rollo Dilworth
Maria Włoszczowska, violin & Jeremy Denk, piano
Tuesday, January 9
Jonathan Coopersmith
Julia Bullock, soprano & Bretton Brown, piano
Thursday, January 11
Michael Bolton
Dover Quartet
Sunday, January 14
Suhnne Ahn
Goldmund Quartet
Tuesday, January 16
Zeviel Kane
Susanna Phillips, soprano; Anthony McGill, clarinet; Myra Huang, piano
Wednesday, January 24
Christine Anderson
Víkingur Ólafsson, piano
Friday, January 26
Elizabeth Morgan
Richard Goode, piano
Friday, February 2
Lesley Valdes
Daedalus Quartet w/ Stewart Goodyear, piano
Sunday, February 11
Michael Klein
Musicians from Marlboro III
Wednesday, February 21
Richard Freedman
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
Friday, February 23
Elizabeth Morgan
Hagen Quartet
Friday, March 1
Heidi Lee
Mark Padmore, tenor & Mitsuko Uchida, piano
Tuesday, March 12
Jonathan Coopersmith
Matthew Polenzani, tenor & Julius Drake, piano
Tuesday, April 2
Cori Ellison
Jonathan Biss, piano & Mitsuko Uchida, piano
Friday, April 5
Jeffrey Kallberg
Quatuor Ébène
Saturday, April 6
Karl Middleman
Emanuel Ax, piano
Wednesday, April 17
Jeffrey Kallberg
Chee-Yun, violin & Mak Grgić, guitar
Friday, May 10
Catherine Hughes
Brentano Quartet w/ Joseph Conyers, double bass & Jonathan Biss, piano
Sunday, May 12
Richard Freedman
A Song by Mahler
Wednesday, May 15
Michael Bolton