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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.