PCMS Music Education Program – 2013-14...

Having grown over the past few decades, PCMS’ Education Program has evolved to serve audiences of all ages. Amassing nearly the same number of events as our main concert series, it supports our mission of bringing great music to all people in Philadelphia and fostering community around the shared experience. No matter their experience or.

Artist Interview: Robin Scott, violin

An accomplished young soloist and chamber musician, violinist Robin Scott (second from left) is about to embark on his second Musicians from Marlboro tour. In advance of the group’s Friday, May 2 concert in Philadelphia, Mr. Scott was kind enough to answer a few questions about his experience at Marlboro (both on campus and the road), his musical.

Artist Interview: Miguel Yisrael, lute

At the forefront of the new generation of international concert lutenists, Lisbon-born, Paris-based Miguel Yisrael has been called the new prince of the baroque lute. A self-described “artist with an archaeologist’s approach,” he is capable of rendering the refinement of the 17th century French lute repertoire in all its subtlety by joining rhythmic conviction with.

Artist Interview: Julietta Curenton, flute

Flutist Julietta Curenton made her PCMS debut on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In advance of her performance, Ms. Curenton was kind enough to answer a few questions about her program, her musical upbringing and her time in Philadelphia. Patrick Burke:  Your program features two Bach Cantatas bookended by works from the mid.

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.

Artist Interview: Yumi Kendall, Dryden Quartet

Joining us on February 17, the Dryden Quartet is described by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “fearless, flexible and fiery”. The quartet’s cellist, and acting Associate Principal of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Yumi Kendall (center) was kind enough to answer a few questions earlier this month about their upcoming performance, the history of the ensemble and her summers.

Artist Interview: Fergus McWilliam of the...

  The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet was founded in 1988 as the first permanently established wind quintet in the orchestra’s history. Champions of the entire spectrum of wind quintet literature, the quintet makes its PCMS debut on February 13. I was lucky enough to connect with Fergus McWilliam (center), hornist and founding member of the.

Artist Interview: Bella Hristova, violin

Described by the New York Times as an artist with “impeccable sound and technique,” Bulgarian-born, Curtis-trained Bella Hristova performs on Friday, January 31 at the American Philosophical Society with fellow Curtis alumna Amy Yang. I spoke with Bella earlier this month about her upcoming performance, her newest CD and her recent performance with Jaime Laredo. Patrick.

Gerald Finley & Julius Drake on...

In preparation for their tour in late January and February to the US and Canada, Gerald Finley and Julius Drake talk briefly about the power and beauty of Schubert’s Die Winterreise, which they have recently recorded on Hyperion Records.  Their recital with PCMS on Tuesday, February 11th will feature this “Winter Journey” song cycle. 

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