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.
“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.
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.
Reflecting on our 2013-14 Season, I wanted to take a moment to thank you, our audience, for your attendance and support, and to share some of the more memorable highlights from the past year. We were pleased with the success of the season, as we continued to serve our musical and community goals, and to prepare.
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.
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.
Following the news of my promotion to Artistic Director, I must say that I am most grateful for–and humbled by–the many gracious responses of PCMS patrons. I tried to be in touch with everyone who contacted me, but if I missed anyone–again I say, to all our patrons, many thanks for your encouragement and support.
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..