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”.