CODA – Kindle Single by Jonathan...

Building upon his previous essays (“In Beethoven’s Shadow,” “A Pianist Under the Influence”), Jonathan explores late style works and the impact they have on his life as an artist—connecting the ideas of late style to what it means to be human. His superb writing is a wonderful culmination to PCMS’ Departure and Discovery Project, which.

Artist Interview: Meng Su, guitar

Guitarist Meng Su of the Beijing Guitar Duo debuts with PCMS on Wednesday, March 1st at the American Philosophical Society, in recital with Marina Piccinini, flute. Ms. Su took a moment away from her busy teaching, rehearsing, and studying schedule to answer questions about how she began playing guitar; her mentor; competing and winning; recording;.

Artist Interview: Brook Speltz of the...

The Escher Quartet is making its PCMS debut this January. Cellist Brook Speltz joined the Quartet, now in its 11th year, in the summer of 2015. He came to the Quartet after three summers at the Marlboro Music Festival and performances with groups such as SHUFFLE Concert and the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, and on the.

Artist Interview: Catherine Manson of the...

Conceived out of a passion for Haydn’s string quartets, the critically-acclaimed London Haydn Quartet makes its PCMS debut on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at the Perelman Theater. Catherine Manson, the first violinist, enjoys a versatile and busy career as both a musician and teacher. She is a co-founder and director of MusicWorks, a chamber music school for young musicians that.

Departure & Discovery Project Overview

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.

Fall 2016 Concert Reviews

In case you missed any PCMS concert reviews this fall, we’ve compiled them in chronological order below.   Mezzo-soprano goes her own way | David Patrick Stearns | The Philadelphia Inquirer  Magdalena Kožená and Malcolm Martineau | October 13 | Perelman Theater Artistry from Kožená and Martineau | Bernard Jacobson | Seen and Heard International  Magdalena Kožená.

Dvořák and the American Connection

As a prelude to the Modigliani Quartet’s performance of Dvořák’s “American” quartet, guest blogger Adam Gingery of Backstage Podcast considers the composer’s musical and cultural influence on the U.S.   Dvořák came to the U.S. a simple man. He loved music, he loved his family, and he loved pigeons. He also loved his Bohemian homeland, from.

Artist Interview: Lydia Artymiw, piano

Pianist Lydia Artymiw is no stranger to the PCMS family. After growing up and studying in Philadelphia, she has had an exceptional career performing all over the world. Ms. Artymiw is a Distinguished McKnight Professor of Piano at the University of Minnesota, where she was granted the 2015 “Excellence in Graduate Teaching” Award. Amidst her teaching and performance schedule,.

Artist Interview: Anna Polonsky, piano

Anna Polonsky returns with her husband, Orion Weiss, piano, marking their duo-recital debut with PCMS on Sunday, October 23rd. Ms. Polonsky is a recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in 2003 and the Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Award in 2011. I recently spoke with her about the duo’s upcoming program, her experience at Curtis, upcoming.

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