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Staff Pick: Julia Bullock

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.

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Staff Pick: Julia Bullock

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.

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.

Departure & Discovery Project Overview

Over the past five centuries, composers as early as in their 30s or as late as in their 80s have found new forms of expression in the final stages of life. Still more interesting, the changes are not consistent from composer to composer: some became more concise, others more expansive. Some composers became fixated on.

From the Intern’s Desk

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,.

PCMS 30th Anniversary Gala Recap

On March 24, 2016, PCMS paid tribute to our founder, Anthony P. Checchia, with a special 30th Anniversary Celebration concert at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater. Pianists Richard Goode and Jonathan Biss; violinist Mark Steinberg; cellist Peter Wiley; clarinetist Anthony McGill; soprano Sarah Shafer; and the Brentano Quartet performed works by Haydn, Schubert and Dvořák. Tony.

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.

Long Term Benefits of Music Lessons

“Our general thinking about education is that it is for our children, but in fact we are setting up our children for healthy aging based on what we are able to provide them with now.” Very interesting article in the New York Times yesterday (11/11/13)  on your brain’s ability to process sounds as you age and.

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.

Recommended Reading: “Bartók’s Monster”

If you’re free on Tuesday, October 15, don’t miss noted author and friend of PCMS Jay Kirk as he reads from Bartók’s Monster his latest story from the October issue of Harper’s Magazine. Bartók’s Monster follows the author’s travels through Transylvania as he traces the composer’s footsteps through some of the same villages where he went to record folk music..

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