Raman Ramakrishnan (Daedalus Quartet) responds to...

Continuing our exploration of why performers select the repertoire they do, Raman Ramakrishnan, cellist of the Daedalus Quartet, responded to our questions:   PCMS: Why did you choose this particular repertoire for your concert?  Why perform these pieces at this time? Ramakrishnan: In planning our program for February 18th, we began with a desire to.

Interview with Peter Stumpf

One of the things I enjoy most about my job is dividing my time between PCMS and Marlboro because I am able to spend time during the summer with some of the very same artists that we present during the year.  Seeing Peter Stumpf’s recital coming up fast on our calendar, I recalled a recorded.

What underlies a great performance?

I had the good fortune to be in my car on February 8th when the NPR program “Here and Now” marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of the great American poet Elizabeth Bishop.  When asked what characterized the poems she loved the most, she responded “accuracy, spontaneity, mystery.”  I was instantly struck by how.

Min-Young Kim (Daedalus Quartet) speaks about...

On Friday, February 18th, the Daedalus Quartet will present the Philadelphia premiere of Richard Wernick’s 8th String Quartet.  I asked the Quartet’s first violinist, Min-Young Kim, to speak about working on this piece. Miles Cohen: What interested the Daedalus Quartet about the composer Richard Wernick?  Had the Daedalus worked with him before?   Min-Young Kim: Raman.

Video Preview: Joyce DiDonato sings “Scena...

If you’re as excited for Joyce DiDonato’s February 28th recital as I am, you may enjoy this video of the “flame toned American mezzo” performing Haydn’s “Scena di Berenice” — the first selection on her PCMS program with pianist David Zobel.  Performing with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Sir Roger Norrington, conductor, she.

Soovin Kim (Johannes Quartet) Responds to...

As part of our new initiative exploring how artists choose the programs they present, we asked Soovin Kim of the Johannes Quartet the following questions: PCMS:  Why did you choose this particular repertoire for your concert?  Why perform these pieces at this time? Soovin Kim: (as edited by Peggy L. Curchack, Education Director) The Johannes.

Love the Arts in Philadelphia: Joyce...

A big thanks to Joel Gibbs for profiling Joyce DiDonato’s upcoming recital on this week’s Talk Philly on CBS3. Joel leads the “Love the Arts in Philadelphia” campaign, which is generously funded by Gerry Lenfest and does so much for PCMS and its fellow resident companies at the Kimmel Center. We thought you’d enjoy seeing the.

Christopher Costanza (St. Lawrence Quartet) Responds...

As part of our initiative exploring how artists choose the program they present, we asked Christopher Costanza (St. Lawrence String Quartet) the following questions: PCMS: Why did you choose this particular repertoire for your concert?  Why perform these pieces at this time?   Christopher Costanza: Generally, the choice of programs is a joint effort between.

PCMS on the Road

If you drive in to Philadelphia on concert nights, you may have noticed a PCMS artist looking down on you from above.  That’s Mitsuko Uchida (top) and Arnaldo Cohen (bottom) who were spotlighted on our most recent set of PCMS billboards. Keep your eyes peeled for the lovely Joyce DiDonato coming to a billboard near.

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