Artist Interview: Dover Quartet

Considered one of the most remarkably talented string quartets to emerge at such a young age, the Dover Quartet makes its third appearance on our Series–its first since becoming the quartet-in-residence at Curtis last year. We spoke with them about their December 9th PCMS program as well as their interest in music education. Erik Petersons:.

Artist Interview: David McCarroll, violin

Violinist David McCarroll (far left) has been a fixture at the Marlboro Music Festival for the last six summers. Winner of the 2012 European Young Concert Artists Auditions and Silver Medalist at the Klein International Competition, he has performed throughout Europe and the Americas. David returns to the PCMS stage in three performances over our 2014-15 season, and.

PCMS 2013-14 Season Recap

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.

Chestnut Brass – Childrens Concerts in...

Last week the Chestnut Brass Company presented a children’s concert at the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Through a new partnership with the Library, PCMS continued its tradition of inviting area schools for an interactive concert.  The Quintet brought their entertaining program entitled, “Hot Air:  The Story of Brass Instruments”, showing the development from the shells and.

Artist Interview: Lydia Artymiw, piano

Originally scheduled for Sunday, December 8th, the all-star group of Hiroko Yajima, Kim Kashkashian, Marcy Rosen and Lydia Artymiw was set to play works by DvoÅ™ák and Shostakovich. But, as we all remember, mother nature had other plans in store. As we approach the rescheduled date of Tuesday, May 20 I thought it would be nice to re-post my.

Behind the Scenes at PCMS: Last...

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.

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.

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