Introducing a New Partner: PINOT Boutique

For our second Social Series event in February, I’m delighted to announce that PINOT Boutique will be joining us for a special wine tasting on February 9th when we present harpist Elizabeth Hainen and Friends at the Philosophical Society.  PINOT staff will be on hand pouring their award winning “Wines in a Paintcan” from the Paradox.

In Their Own Words: Robert Levin...

As part of our ongoing series of artist interviews, pianist Robert Levin recently shared with me some thoughts on his PCMS recital program.  Here are some excerpts from our conversation: “The program I shall be playing resulted from an invitation from the International Mozarteum Foundation to perform in its annual Mozart Week (Mozartwoche), which is.

The Week in Review

I have an especially robust collection of reviews and links for you this week, so without further ado… Surprise:  Bach on the accordion:  The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Peter Dobrin reviews Lidia Kaminska’s January 21st recital at the Art Museum Curtis’ Jonathan Biss is a thrilling piano talent:   Peter Dobrin reviews Jonathan Biss’s January 25th recital.

St. Lawrence + iPad = innovative…but...

The St. Lawrence String Quartet is possibly the first chamber ensemble to perform a work…on an iPad!  Following Lang Lang’s lead, the quartet aired an online performance of Pachelbel’s Canon — each member holding an iPad in the same way they would their own instrument and having to actually finger a virtual string in the.

Pintscher’s Philosophical Ponderings

This Wednesday’s appearance of Matthias Pintscher at the Perelman Theater will be to conduct the Curtis Chamber Orchestra in a concert that includes Stravinsky, Henze, and Ravel.  To close the concert, Pintscher will lead the orchestra in a performance of one of his own works — Songs from Solomon’s Garden.  The orchestral soundscape that Pintscher.

Harpist Elizabeth Hainen talks aboutworld premiere

We are excited to be bringing another world premiere to Philadelphia this February when Philadelphia Orchestra principal harpist Elizabeth Hainen presents Horizontes Inexplorados, a new work by Argentinean composer Esteban Benzecry. Earlier this fall, PCMS Manager Miles Cohen discussed the piece with Ms. Hainen. Following is a transcript of their conversation, which I hope will help illuminate.

The Week in Review

This week’s batch of links includes a pair of rave reviews and an in-depth preview of next week’s sold-out recital with the prolific, precocious Jonathan Biss. Happy reading! A Useful Tip, A Timely Reminder:  Tom Purdom of the Broad Street Review discusses our January 10th concert with Ricardo Morales, Efe Baltacigil and Natalie Zhu The.

Livestream a PCMS Concert

Missed last month’s concert with the Curtis Chamber Orchestra?   Heard it and want to re-live it?  Well, I have a treat for you.  A recording of the entire concert — which features conductor Joel Smirnoff, flutist Jeffrey Khaner and guest vocalists Kirsten MacKinnon, Christopher Tiesi and Julian Arsenault — is currently streaming live over at InstantEncore..

ECCO in Review

Here are two post-concert nuggets for you from ECCO’s appearances last week in Philly and New York. Exuberant 18 at  Seaport:  The Philadelphia Inquirer’s David Patrick Stearns reviews ECCO’s January 7th concert with PCMS A String Ensemble at Play:  Body Language and Sheer Exuberance:  Steve Smith reviews their January 8th appearance in The New York.

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