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.

Artist Interview: Don Liuzzi on Alan...

Alan Abel was a Philadelphia Orchestra institution for nearly 40 years. A renowned musician and teacher, he has compiled books of orchestra studies for timpani and percussion; has designed and continues to produce symphonic triangles and bass drum stands which are used throughout the world; and was the recipient of outstanding service awards from the Settlement Music.

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,.

Artist Interview: Carol Jantsch, tuba

Going into her ninth season as Principal Tuba of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Carol Jantsch has been praised as “a soulful soloist with gentle vibrato” and for “a sound as clear and sure as it [is] luxurious” (Philadelphia Inquirer).  Earlier this week I connected with Carol to discuss her November 9th performance at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, her work with.

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”.

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.

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