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Concert Review: Jeremy Denk at the...

Philadelphia Inquirer Classical Music Critic Peter Dobrin reviewed last Wednesday’s PCMS piano recital with Jeremy Denk at the Kimmel Center. The concert took place on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 8 pm at a sold out Perelman Theater and featured a program of works by Haydn, Janácek, Schubert, Mozart and Beethoven. In his review entitled “Denk.

Concert Review: Dover Quartet

Philadelphia Inquirer Music Critic David Patrick Stearns and Music Web International Critic Bernard Jacobson reviewed the Dover Quartet’s performance on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 8 pm at the American Philosophical Society’s Benjamin Franklin Hall. Presented by PCMS, the concert also featured Curtis Institute President and violist Roberto Dí­az in a program of works by Beethoven, Shostakovich and Brahms. In his.

Concert Review: Di Wu, piano

Philadelphia Inquirer Music Critic David Patrick Stearns and Music Web International Critic Bernard Jacobson reviewed Di Wu’s piano recital on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 8 pm at the American Philosophical Society’s Benjamin Franklin Hall. Presented by PCMS, the concert featured a program of works by Haydn, Prokofiev and Brahms. In his Inquirer review, “Di Wu impresses, but at a distance,” Stearns says that.

Concert Review: Beth Levin, piano

Philadelphia Inquirer Music Critic David Patrick Stearns and Music Web International Critic Bernard Jacobson reviewed Beth Levin’s all-Beethoven recital that was presented by PCMS on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 8 pm at the American Philosophical Society’s Benjamin Franklin Hall. In his Inquirer review, “Pianist forges into the unknown with Beethoven,” Stearns identifies Levin as an artist “settling down with the peaks of.

Concert Review: Alan Abel 85th Birthday...

In his latest concert review for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Music Critic David Patrick Stearns wrote about the Alan Abel 85th Birthday Concert presented by PCMS at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater. Part of the Irvin Borowsky and Laurie Wagman Century Series, the concert celebrated the former Associate Principal Percussionist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, who retired in 1997.

Concert Review: Pierre-Laurent Aimard at the...

Philadelphia Inquirer Music Critic David Patrick Stearns penned a pair of pieces this week on pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard and his performance of Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I with PCMS at the Kimmel Center. In his Inquirer preview, “Pierre-Laurent Aimard, down the rabbit hole with Bach,” Stearns digs into the French pianist’s recent explorations of Bach,calling his focus on The.

Concert Review: Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert...

Philadelphia Inquirer Music Critic David Patrick Stearns and Music Web International Critic Bernard Jacobson reviewed Tuesday’s all-Ives concert with Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert Kalish. Presented by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society as part of the Irvin Borowsky and Laurie Wagman Century Series, the collaborative concert by the MacArthur Award-winning soprano and eminent pianist took place on Tuesday,.

Concert Review: Mark Padmore, tenor &...

Philadelphia Inquirer Classical Music Critic Peter Dobrin reviewed our first vocal recital of the 2014-15 Season: a PCMS debut collaboration between Mark Padmore, tenor and Jonathan Biss, piano. The concert took place on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 8 pm at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater. In his review, Dobrin praises Padmore for his “natural”.

2013-14 PCMS Concert Reviews

  With the midpoint of our 2013-14 Season just now in the rear view mirror, it’s an ideal time to “review” the first half of our concert schedule. Relive your favorite performance or simply take a look back at what area critics had to say about no less than 21 PCMS concerts between October and.

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