PCMS 30th Anniversary Gala Recap

On March 24, 2016, PCMS paid tribute to our founder, Anthony P. Checchia, with a special 30th Anniversary Celebration concert at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater. Pianists Richard Goode and Jonathan Biss; violinist Mark Steinberg; cellist Peter Wiley; clarinetist Anthony McGill; soprano Sarah Shafer; and the Brentano Quartet performed works by Haydn, Schubert and Dvořák. Tony.

Winter 2016 Concert Reviews

In case you missed them, here’s a summary of PCMS concert reviews from winter 2016. Read what our area critics had to say about your favorite chamber music performances below, and check back with us as the year continues for more reviews from our 30th Anniversary Season.   Back from the break: Robert Zaller of the Broad Street.

Artist Interview: Francesca dePasquale, violin

Violinist Francesca dePasquale makes her PCMS recital debut on Sunday, April 3 with pianist Meng-Chieh Liu. Ms. dePasquale was the First Prize winner of the 2010 Irving M. Klein International String Competition and recipient of the prestigious career grant from the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts. I recently spoke with.

Inspiring Curiosity: Aizuri Quartet at the...

Last Thursday, the Aizuri Quartet traveled out to the Coleman Northwest Regional Library and presented a program to nearly 100 Germantown residents.  While children took front row seats in the lower level of the library, the music traveled through the two floors above it, drawing attention from many others who watched from the balconies that overlook the.

Artist Spotlight: Ensemble HD

Beethoven for Beer In 2012, Joshua Smith decided to try something different. While sitting in a bar on the West Side of town, the Principal Flutist for the Cleveland Orchestra struck up a conversation with a local proprietor. From there, the two worked out a plan to take some of the best classical musicians in the.

Artist Interview: Violinist Elizabeth Fayette

Violinist Elizabeth Fayette makes her PCMS recital debut on Sunday, February 14 with pianist Adam Golka. I recently spoke with the 2014 Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia Career Grant about her program, her busy performance schedule, and her musical upbringing.  Patrick Burke: Your February recital features exclusively French composers. How did you decide on this program, and.

New York Times Reviews Europa Galante...

Italy’s premier period-instrument ensemble, Europa Galante, makes its PCMS debut tomorrow night at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater with a very special program—Chiara’s Diary–A Life at the Ospedale della Pietà in Venice. It tells a fascinating story that features music by Vivaldi and lesser-known masters who all taught at Venice’s famous orphanage for girls, the Ospedale della.

Artist Interview: Violinist Hye-Jin Kim

Winner of the 2009 Concert Artist Guild Competition, violinist Hye-Jin Kim returns to the PCMS stage for the second time this season. She will be joined in recital with pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute at the American Philosophical Society on January 13. Before the New Year, I spoke with Hye-Jin about her upcoming recital, her most recent CD,.

Watching Artists Teach

While it is only concerts that are typically reviewed, there have been a number of outstanding master classes our artists have given that deserve some attention.  During the past two weeks, three of these events showcased their skillful ability in communicating their craft to students.  They are also a testament to the talent of young.

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