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.

What Makes PCMS So Special?

Living and Breathing Our Mission: Part One of a Series PCMS was founded to fill a void in the cultural life of our city: for decades eminent recital and chamber music musicians visited New York, Boston, and Washington but had no performance outlet in Philadelphia.  When Anthony Checchia and his colleagues founded PCMS in 1986, it.

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