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PCMS Alum Anthony McGill Performed at...

PCMS staff were excited to see Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and a frequently collaborator on our series, in performance with Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman at the inaguaration of President Barack Obama. McGill performed on our series last season and will be back during 2009/2010.  We’re looking forward to it!.

Starting a New Year with Good...

As each of you well knows, PCMS maintains its high standards and commitment to low ticket pricing through the generous support of a wide variety of donors.  Ticket revenue only covers a portion of our expenses each year, and we depend upon the many foundation and corporate, and especially the countless individual donors who contribute.

Adapting to a More Digital Audience

I have to admit – I’m a big fan of the internet and all that it can do to bring people and ideas together.  A few months ago I even (grudging) signed up for Facebook, only to be delighted by the regular connection I have with friends from long ago and family from far away..

Driving Accessibility and Participation

When PCMS was founded in 1986, it was in response to an obvious need in the Philadelphia community for a presenter of outstanding chamber music.  Inherenent in that founding principal (which traces its roots to the esteemed and collegial Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont) was a firm belief that great music should be shared as.

Back Stage with the Emerson Quartet

PCMS patrons often ask me this very question: “Tell me Miles…what was it like backstage during last night’s concert?”  I can understand the curiosity!  While audience members get to see the world’s top artists performing on our series, they are often equally interested in the personalities behind those stellar performances. Many of our artists participate.

PCMS gets a nod from popular...

Sometimes you get a compliment from the most unexpected of places!  Ours came today from “B-Love” over at www.phillyskyline.com.    If you haven’t read this particular home-grown blog before, you’re definitely missing out.  A fine mixture of commentary and outstanding photographs help keep you “in the know” with Philadelphia, its buildings, its neighborhoods, and its.

Lesley Valdes speaks with András Schiff

Lesley Valdes spoke to András Schiff about his two-year Beethoven Project shortly after he began the performance and recording cycle last season. Schiff met with her shortly before the pianist’s recital with cellist Miklós Perényi for the Philadelphia Chamber Society. Q: At 53 (note: Mr. Schiff’s age at the time of the interview), is this.

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