When Amy Lee, Alicia Koelz, Joanna Zakany, and Tanya Ell joined the Cleveland Orchestra within three years of each other in the mid-2000s, and became good friends, a string quartet quickly formed. Their debut program with PCMS on January 6th reveals the darker side of Mozart as well as his bright Flute Quartet (with Joshua.
After studying with Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory, Israeli-born pianist Einav Yarden mounted a robust career in Europe and released three recordings that were meet with international acclaim. For her Philadelphia debut, she is bringing an assortment of works by Schumann, Haydn, Beethoven, and Bartók. We took some time to hear about her program,.
Jesse Mills, Raman Ramakrishnan, and Rieko Aizawa have played together for many years as a trio, taking their name from the legendary pianist, Mieczyslaw Horszowski. The deep trust built between the players over time has given them an exhilarating expressive freedom which was heard on their debut performance with PCMS in 2016. We sat down.
Xavier Foley is a musician “who hears borders between styles as limitation best ignored” (Peter Dobrin). This double bassist is already steeped in the classical music tradition, having graduated from Curtis in 2016, but he strives to be a world artist, taking anything he hears and making something new. His debut recital with the Society.
The Musicians from Marlboro concerts are always a great way to catch a glimpse of young artists who are on the rise—many of whom are already recognized for their musical creativity and emotional depth. Their tours introduce many of them to Philadelphia audiences for the first time. The Marlboro concert on November 13 features an artist.
Our 33rd Season opens with a musician whose sound is familiar to many in Philadelphia—whether its the pure tones that break through in Beethoven’s Leonore Overture, the triumph of Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, or the lilt of Gershwin’s An American in Paris. David Bilger’s trumpet playing has supported the Philadelphia Orchestra, and risen high above.
David Ludwig is a composer and chair of the composition faculty at the Curtis Institute. PCMS has presented his works numerous times over the years, and a concert during our opening week showcases three of his pieces. We took time to connect with David to hear his thoughts about this program, particularly the world premiere.
When we first had the pleasure of hearing Julia Bullock in 2013—first in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle at the Perelman Theater and later at that summer’s Marlboro Music Festival—it was immediately apparent that here was a star in the making. That the Society would present her Philadelphia recital debut was merely a question of when. Fast.
Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Trombone Nitzan Haroz presents the first-ever PCMS concert to feature the trombone on Sunday, May 6. But Mr. Haroz is no newcomer to the chamber-music repertoire, having begun at an early age growing up in Israel with his harpist mother. While the concert on May 6 will not include the harp, it.