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.
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.
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 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.
The Guarneri Quartet will play here on October 28, then return for the final concert of the PCMS season in May. Then, silence — and memories. The Quartet will end its 45-year run after that May concert, one in which founding cellist David Soyer, now 85, will rejoin the ensemble in a symbolic farewell, Schubert’s.
I thought it might be helpful to all of our patrons if I took the occasion of this initial blog posting to offer suggestions as to how our Box Office might make your concert going experience a more pleasurable one. Important services (and ones rarely taken advantage of by our patrons) include our “ticket upgrade”.