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As many of you know, the PCMS office is pretty quiet during the summer months. The bulk of subscription orders are in during the first week of June, and the Marlboro staff migrates north shortly after, leaving Brad, Erik, and me to hold down the fort. As a general rule during these two and a.

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Box Office Picks

As many of you know, the PCMS office is pretty quiet during the summer months. The bulk of subscription orders are in during the first week of June, and the Marlboro staff migrates north shortly after, leaving Brad, Erik, and me to hold down the fort. As a general rule during these two and a.

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An artist once said that master classes create a space for students to “come to understand their place within a growing community, value differences as well as similarities, feel connected to others, accept and love their own musical traditions, and [become] empowered to change those things that should be changed and embrace new perspectives.”  For.

Education and Outreach: New & Review

After PCMS’ opening concert this season with Musicians from Marlboro, we received the following from a teacher who brought a group of her students for the evening. I just wanted to thank you again for the tickets to the concert last night. The students had a great time and it was a new experience for.

The Science of Music

This spring, PCMS recognized sixteen students for research science achievements with their music-themed projects at the 2015 Delaware Valley Science Fair.  Richard Greene, a PCMS board member who has served for many years as a Senior Medals Judge at the annual Science Fair, emphasized that for these 5th to 12th grade students, “this regional event is highly competitive.” These.

Concert Review: Dorothea Röschmann & Mitsuko...

The April 15, 2015 recital with soprano Dorothea Röschmann and pianist Mitsuko Uchida was one of the most eagerly-anticipated performances of the PCMS season. Three area critics—David Patrick Stearns of the Philadelphia Inquirer; Bernard Jacobson of Seen and Heard International; and David Fox of Reclining Standards—were on hand to hear the duo in a program of Schumann and Berg songs..

Artist Interview: Enso Quartet’s Richard Belcher

Founded in 1999, the Enso Quartet has quickly become one of the country’s most celebrated younger ensembles. Despite their hectic touring schedule, I spoke with cellist Richard Belcher via email about their upcoming PCMS debut, the ensemble’s connection to the Guarneri Quartet and their plans for the coming year. Patrick Burke: Your April 20 program.

Concert Review: Lisa Batiashvili & Paul...

Violinist Lisa Batiashvili and pianist Paul Lewis performed with PCMS on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater. Philadelphia Inquirer Classical Music Critic David Patrick Stearns was on hand to review the performance. In her official U.S. recital debut, the Georgia-born Batiashvili and English pianist Lewis presented a program of works by Schubert, Bach, Telemann and Beethoven. Batiashvili performed.

Concert Review: Eric Owens & Susanna...

Bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Susanna Phillips joined PCMS on Tuesday, March 24 at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater. This special duo recital with pianist Myra Huang and guest artists Ricardo Morales, clarinet and Jennifer Montone, horn, was rescheduled from January 9, 2015. Philadelphia Inquirer Classical Music Critic David Patrick Stearns was on hand to review the performance. The group’s all-Schubert.

Concert Review: Orion Quartet w/ Peter...

Philadelphia Inquirer Music Critic David Patrick Stearns and Seen and Heard International Critic Bernard Jacobson reviewed the Orion Quartet‘s concert with Peter Serkin, piano on Friday, February 20, 2015. Presented by PCMS, the performance took place at 8 pm at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater and featured a program of works by Haydn, Reger and Schoenberg. In his Inquirer review, “Serkin pushes the.

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