Being immersed in the daily work at PCMS, I have begun to memorize the artists, programs, dates and venues of the 2016/17 Season. In becoming familiar with these concerts, there are a number that I am particularly excited about. As a cellist, I am looking forward to a recital by one of my favorite artists,.
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.
While we had some close calls this season with near cancellations thanks to Mother Nature, in the end we presented all of our concerts minus one (due to illness). Amazingly we somehow avoided any real close calls with artists unable to make it to Philadelphia during any of our countless storms. However, we were forced to postpone one concert this year, and as.
December 17 marks a major career milestone for Ailyn Pérez, the “lyric soprano who truly seems to have it all” (Opera News), when she makes her U.S. solo professional recital debut at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center. Joined by “superb” pianist Ken Noda (New York Times), the Richard Tucker and Plácido Domingo Award-winner will perform arias from.
“How do you and Tony put together and program over 60 annual events?” This is one of the questions I am most often asked by patrons. Tony has always emphasized to me that a typical PCMS season should strive for a balanced mix of artists and repertoire. I like to compare the experience to the.
While many faithful patrons are lining up their subscriptions over the course of the summer, there is another “series” that is orchestrated during these months. Our annual Social Series doesn’t find its identity in a common artistic or musical thread, but rather by pairing the music with a local business that shares our values and.
When PCMS formalized its Social Series a few years ago, the goal was simple–enhance our concert experience by providing tastings from the area’s finest purveyors of food and drink. What started as one-off tastings at occasional concerts gained momentum over the past two seasons as patrons have enjoyed everything from Tropical Sorbet (PURE Gourmet) to.
As part of our Lois and Julian Brodsky Music Education Program, PCMS will offer free pre-concert lectures before 22 concerts this season. These talks with respected musical scholars and composers provide a rich variety of insights into the music being performed. Weeknight lectures begin at 6:45 pm, and Sunday lectures begin at 1:45 pm. We hope.
As we steam ever closer towards the end of the 2011-12 Season, it’s natural to begin looking ahead to 2012-13. After all, planning the new season while in the midst of the current one (and all the juggling that entails) is one of the pleasures of this business. Whether I am working on our single.