In case you missed any PCMS concert reviews this fall, we’ve compiled them in chronological order below. Mezzo-soprano goes her own way | David Patrick Stearns | The Philadelphia Inquirer Magdalena Kožená and Malcolm Martineau | October 13 | Perelman Theater Artistry from Kožená and Martineau | Bernard Jacobson | Seen and Heard International Magdalena Kožená.
To help you revisit your favorite spring performances, following is a listing of PCMS concert reviews from late March through May. Read what our area critics had to say about no less than 13 memorable events. A deft pairing of voice and guitar: David Patrick Stearns of the Philadelphia Inquirer on Isabel Leonard and Sharon Isbin (March 29.
In case you missed them, here’s a summary of PCMS concert reviews from winter 2016. Read what our area critics had to say about your favorite chamber music performances below, and check back with us as the year continues for more reviews from our 30th Anniversary Season. Back from the break: Robert Zaller of the Broad Street.
Italy’s premier period-instrument ensemble, Europa Galante, makes its PCMS debut tomorrow night at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater with a very special program—Chiara’s Diary–A Life at the Ospedale della Pietà in Venice. It tells a fascinating story that features music by Vivaldi and lesser-known masters who all taught at Venice’s famous orphanage for girls, the Ospedale della.
In case you missed them, here’s a summary of what our area critics had to say about the opening months of PCMS concerts. More than a half-dozen 2015-16 concerts have been reviewed thus far, ranging from the Borodin Quartet with David Finckel (October 11) through the Gamut Bach Ensemble (December 16). We encourage you to check back with us.
Grammy Award-winning American mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard debuts on the PCMS series with acclaimed guitarist Sharon Isbin on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater. This is one of the most anticipated collaborations of our 15-16 Season, so it was with quite a bit of curiosity that we read the reviews of their November 12, 2015.
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..
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.
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.