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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.

Artist Interview: Clive Greensmith of the...

Patrick Burke: First of all – welcome back! For many of our audience members, the last time they heard you was in 2013 with the Tokyo Quartet. The Montrose Trio formed shortly after, in 2014. Could you tell us how the Trio was founded, and how did this particular performance with Kazuhide Isomura come together?.

Fall 2015 Concert Reviews

In case you missed them, here’s a summary of what our area critics had to say about the opening months of PCMS concerts. More than a half-dozen 2015-16 concerts have been reviewed thus far, ranging from the Borodin Quartet with David Finckel (October 11) through the Gamut Bach Ensemble (December 16). We encourage you to check back with us.

Isabel Leonard and Sharon Isbin at...

Grammy Award-winning American mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard debuts on the PCMS series with acclaimed guitarist Sharon Isbin on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater. This is one of the most anticipated collaborations of our 15-16 Season, so it was with quite a bit of curiosity that we read the reviews of their November 12, 2015.

Artist Interview: Cecile Licad

Pianist Cecil Licad returns to PCMS for her first of two appearances during the 2015-16 Season. An active soloist and chamber musician,  Ms. Licad has performed with the  Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and alongside quartets such as the Guarneri and Takács. Her performance on November 24 will explore the evolution of.

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