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Concert Review: Orion Quartet w/ Peter Serkin

Orion Quartet

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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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.

Concert Review: Lars Vogt

Philadelphia Inquirer Music Critic David Patrick Stearns and Seen and Heard International Critic Bernard Jacobson reviewed our recital with Lars Vogt, piano on Wednesday, February 12, 2015. Presented by PCMS, the performance took place at 8 pm at the American Philosophical Society’s Benjamin Franklin Hall and featured a program of works by Schubert, Schoenberg and Beethoven. In his Inquirer review, “Pianist Vogt overcomes Beethoven.

Artist Interview: Sarah Kapustin of the...

Having studied with György Kurtág and members of the Amadeus, Juilliard and Hagen Quartets, the Rubens Quartet brings their polished sound and youthful energy to the PCMS stage on Thursday, March 19. Sarah Kapustin (violin) was kind enough to correspond with me during the European leg of their current tour, and we discussed the Rubens’  upcoming.

Concert Review: Matthew Polenzani

American tenor Matthew Polenzani brought his “wonderfully fresh and robust voice” (San Francisco Chronicle) back to the Perelman Theater on Friday, February 6, 2015, and Philadelphia Inquirer Music Critic Peter Dobrin and Seen and Heard International Critic Bernard Jacobson were on hand to review. Presented by PCMS, Polenzani’s recital with pianist Julius Drake took place  at 8 pm at the Kimmel Center and featured.

Concert Review: Kuok-Wai Lio

Philadelphia Inquirer Music Critic Peter Dobrin and Seen and Heard International Critic Bernard Jacobson reviewed our recital with Kuok-Wai Lio, piano on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 8 pm at the American Philosophical Society’s Benjamin Franklin Hall. Presented by PCMS, the concert featured the Macau-born pianist in a program of works by Haydn, Schumann and Schubert. In his Inquirer review, “Rising star Lio puts focus on music,”.

Concert Review: Jonathan Biss

Considered “one of the most thoughtful and technically accomplished pianists of the younger generation” (BBC Music Magazine), Jonathan Biss returned to the PCMS stage on January 22, 2015, performing works by Beethoven, Schoenberg, Schumann and Berg at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater. Philadelphia Inquirer Classical Music Critic Peter Dobrin and Seen and Heard International Critic Bernard Jacobson were in attendance to review the.

Artist Interview: Joshua Smith, flute

Approaching his 25th season as principal flute of the Cleveland Orchestra, Joshua Smith is described as “a masterful soloist instilling lines with bite, sublety and bracing virtuosity.” Joshua returns to the PCMS stage on Sunday, February 8, and we spoke earlier this month about his upcoming recital with pianist Christina Dahl, his time at the Marlboro Music Festival and.

Concert Review: Sarah Shafer

In a pair of joint recitals with pianist Richard Goode and recent collaborations with guitarist Jason Vieaux and Gamut Bach Ensemble, Sarah Shafer has shown herself to be “remarkable, artistically mature” and “a singer to watch” (Opera News). On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, the fast-rising soprano and recent Curtis grad returned to PCMS for her most ambitious recital program.

St. Lawrence Quartet Premieres John Adams’...

Last week, the St. Lawrence Quartet delivered the world premiere of John Adams’ eagerly awaited “Second Quartet” at Stanford University’s Bing Concert Hall. Just one week later, the group brings this remarkable new work to the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater in a PCMS program that also features a pair of Haydn quartets and a Philadelphia.

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