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Staff Pick: Barbara Hannigan

“Hannigan is, for those in the know, a marvel.” So begins Anne Midgette’s Washington Post review of the Canadian soprano’s “remarkable” D.C. recital debut last night. At PCMS, we’re proud to present one of the nation’s premier vocal recital series — yet seldom has a singer come to the Perelman Theater riding quite the level of.

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Staff Pick: Barbara Hannigan

“Hannigan is, for those in the know, a marvel.” So begins Anne Midgette’s Washington Post review of the Canadian soprano’s “remarkable” D.C. recital debut last night. At PCMS, we’re proud to present one of the nation’s premier vocal recital series — yet seldom has a singer come to the Perelman Theater riding quite the level of.

Artist Interview: Karen Ouzounian, cello

The Aizuri Quartet, currently the Quartet in Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music, makes their PCMS debut on Wednesday, May 18. This sold-out performance features guest pianist Ignat Solzhenitsyn performing the Philadelphia premiere of Anatoly Drozdov’s Piano Quintet in A Minor. I spoke with the Aizuri’s cellist, Karen Ouzounian (center left), about their upcoming.

Artist Interview: Francesca dePasquale, violin

Violinist Francesca dePasquale makes her PCMS recital debut on Sunday, April 3 with pianist Meng-Chieh Liu. Ms. dePasquale was the First Prize winner of the 2010 Irving M. Klein International String Competition and recipient of the prestigious career grant from the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts. I recently spoke with.

Inspiring Curiosity: Aizuri Quartet at the...

Last Thursday, the Aizuri Quartet traveled out to the Coleman Northwest Regional Library and presented a program to nearly 100 Germantown residents.  While children took front row seats in the lower level of the library, the music traveled through the two floors above it, drawing attention from many others who watched from the balconies that overlook the.

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.

Artist Interview: Susanna Phillips, soprano

Susanna Phillips, soprano is one of today’s most sought-after vocal performers. Entering her seventh season at the Metropolitan Opera, the 2010 Beverly Sills Artist Award winner shows no signs of slowing down, with performances in Mexico City, Japan, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston and more in 2014 alone. As we look forward to her all-Schubert recital with.

Gerald Finley & Julius Drake on...

In preparation for their tour in late January and February to the US and Canada, Gerald Finley and Julius Drake talk briefly about the power and beauty of Schubert’s Die Winterreise, which they have recently recorded on Hyperion Records.  Their recital with PCMS on Tuesday, February 11th will feature this “Winter Journey” song cycle. 

CAN’T MISS CONCERT The Hagen Quartet

Here we are, three days before the Hagen Quartet returns to the Kimmel Center (this Friday night, November 8th), and I must urge those of you without tickets to double and triple check your calendars. If you are free, I must insist–something I very rarely do–that you join PCMS for the Austrian ensemble’s all-Beethoven concert. Over.

Uniting Music Of The Cutting Edge...

For all his hip Brooklyn looks, and up to the minute repertoire, violinist Tim Fain is giving Philadelphia Chamber Music Society traditionalists surprisingly little to fear in his forthcoming Nov. 1st recital….This is one classical musician who doesn’t embrace the future by turning the page on the past. This is the introduction that the Philadelphia Inquirer’s David Patrick.

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