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American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall is a 375 seat auditorium offering plaza level and balcony seating. All concerts at this venue are general admission seating. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance.

There are many historic elements to the building. Designed in the Italianate style, it features a visually striking white marble façade and an impressive collection of paintings. It was once home to the Farmers' and Mechanics' Bank, which was an important Philadelphia institution of long standing as well as being the largest bank in the city during the latter part of the 19th century. For more information on the building's history, please visit the American Philosophical Society's website.

Transportation

Located a half a block east of Independence Hall, Benjamin Franklin Hall is accessible by SEPTA subway and buses.

Please note: The Philosophical Society owns two other buildings in the area (on 5th Street), but these are NOT associated with the concert.

Bourse Garage

47 S. 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

$10 with validation [reg. $25]: After parking your car, as you enter the Philosophical Society, pick up a barcoded discount sticker at our Box Office table and have it applied to your parking ticket for use in the automated machines when you leave the garage.

Amada

Amada Philadelphia

Amada serves authentic Spanish tapas based on the earthy Mediterranean flavors favored by founder and executive chef Jose Garces. For more information click here.

Hours
Location
217-219 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Buddakan

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Stephen Starr’s Buddakan offers modern Asian cuisine infused with creativity and drama. It has been named one of America’s top 50 restaurants by Travel & Leisure and ‘Top Restaurant for Fun’ by Gourmet. For more information click here.

Location
325 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Fork

Fork is a contemporary American restaurant serving dinner seven nights a week and Sunday brunch. The menu is inspired by the Mid-Atlantic region and the local growers and producers who help shape its terroir. For more information, click here.

Location
306 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Han Dynasty

Han Dynasty Philadelphia

Han Dynasty is an authentic Sichuan Chinese Restaurant located in Philadelphia’s Old City neighborhood. For more information click here.

Location
108 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

2nd Story Brewing Company

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2nd Story Brewing Company features regional American cuisine made from locally-grown organic foods paired with their hand-crafted signature beer. For more information click here.

Location
117 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Flutist Marina Piccinini

Marina Piccinini, flute; Peter Wiley, cello; Anna Polonsky, piano

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 3:00 pm

Haydn: Flute Trio in G Major, Hob. XV:15
Prokofiev: Flute Sonata in D Major, Op. 94
Beethoven: 12 Var. on Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen, from Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Op. 66
Mendelssohn: Trio in D Minor, Op. 49 [Arr.]

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PCMS livestreams are offered on a pay what you wish basis. These performances are possible only because of the generous support of friends like you, who have sustained our Society for the past 35 years. We thank you for contributing as generously as you can when watching these events. Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated. Please use the form below to give or text PCMS to 44321.

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Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom and A. Charles Winkelman with support from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, Theodore Presser Foundation, Dot and Rick Nelson, Sid Kaplan, and the American Philosophical Society for their support of our livestream series, and for helping us deliver world-class artistry to audiences around the globe.

Merz Trio

Merz Trio w/ Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 7:30 pm

A Concert in Celebration of James Primosch (1956-2021)

Primosch: Two songs from Holy the Firm
Primosch: Descent/Return: Two songs from A Sibyl
Primosch: "Who do you say that I am?"
Maneval: Of Time and the Heart  World Premiere
Brahms: Piano Trio in C Major, Op. 87
Ravel: La valse (Arr.)

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PCMS livestreams are offered on a pay what you wish basis. These performances are possible only because of the generous support of friends like you, who have sustained our Society for the past 35 years. We thank you for contributing as generously as you can when watching these events. Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated. Please use the form below to give or text PCMS to 44321.

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Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom and A. Charles Winkelman with support from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, Theodore Presser Foundation, Dot and Rick Nelson, Sid Kaplan, and the American Philosophical Society for their support of our livestream series, and for helping us deliver world-class artistry to audiences around the globe.

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Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano; Marlène Ngalissamy, bassoon; Ryan McCullough, piano

Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 7:30 pm

Chabrier: L’Invitation au Voyage
Maddison: Cinq mélodies
Grovlez: Sicilienne et Allegro Giocoso
Ortiz: Selection of Songs
Mignone: Cinco peças para canto e fagote

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PCMS livestreams are offered on a pay what you wish basis. These performances are possible only because of the generous support of friends like you, who have sustained our Society for the past 35 years. We thank you for contributing as generously as you can when watching these events. Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated. Please use the form below to give or text PCMS to 44321.

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Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom and A. Charles Winkelman with support from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, Theodore Presser Foundation, Dot and Rick Nelson, Sid Kaplan, and the American Philosophical Society for their support of our livestream series, and for helping us deliver world-class artistry to audiences around the globe.

Dynasty Battles

Dynasty Battles, piano

Date: Friday, December 16, 2022 - 7:30 pm

Celebrating George Walker
Beethoven: Sonata in A-flat Major, Op. 110
Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier (Sel.) interspersed with Hindemith: Ludus Tonalis (Sel.)
Walker: Bauble
Walker: Sonata No. 1

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PCMS livestreams are offered on a pay what you wish basis. These performances are possible only because of the generous support of friends like you, who have sustained our Society for the past 35 years. We thank you for contributing as generously as you can when watching these events. Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated. Please use the form below to give or text PCMS to 44321.

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Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom and A. Charles Winkelman with support from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, Theodore Presser Foundation, Dot and Rick Nelson, Sid Kaplan, and the American Philosophical Society for their support of our livestream series, and for helping us deliver world-class artistry to audiences around the globe.

Wu Man & Hsin-Yun Huang

Wu Man, pipa and Hsin-Yun Huang, viola

Date: Friday, January 20, 2023 - 7:30 pm

Strings of Soul
HuiranDances of the Yi People
ManLeaves flying in Autumn
LigetiHora Lungă
Saygun: Adagio and Allegretto
KnoxNine Fingers
Guo: Two Scenes from the Opera
Chung: Three Folk Songs
Liang: Mother Songs
Sheng: Three Folk Songs (arr. Huang)
Traditional songs: Song of Kazakh (Arr. Man); Big Wave Washes the Sand (Arr. Abing);
Moonlit Night by the River in Spring (Arr. Ouyang)

Please note this program is 75 minutes long and will be performed without an intermission.

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PCMS livestreams are offered on a pay what you wish basis. These performances are possible only because of the generous support of friends like you, who have sustained our Society for the past 35 years. We thank you for contributing as generously as you can when watching these events. Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated. Please use the form below to give or text PCMS to 44321.

If you encounter any technical issues while donating, please try refreshing the page or donating via PayPal.

Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom and A. Charles Winkelman with support from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, Theodore Presser Foundation, Dot and Rick Nelson, Sid Kaplan, and the American Philosophical Society for their support of our livestream series, and for helping us deliver world-class artistry to audiences around the globe.

JACK Quartet

JACK Quartet w/ Julietta Curenton, flute

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 7:30 pm

Burhans: Contritus
Lachenmann:
Quartet No. 2, Reigen seliger Geister
Lee, III: 
Choro sem tristeza
Shirazi: 
Vestiges Philadelphia Premiere
Zorn: 
Nachträglichkeit

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PCMS livestreams are offered on a pay what you wish basis. These performances are possible only because of the generous support of friends like you, who have sustained our Society for the past 35 years. We thank you for contributing as generously as you can when watching these events. Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated. Please use the form below to give or text PCMS to 44321.

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Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom and A. Charles Winkelman with support from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, Theodore Presser Foundation, Dot and Rick Nelson, Sid Kaplan, and the American Philosophical Society for their support of our livestream series, and for helping us deliver world-class artistry to audiences around the globe.

Peter Stumpf & Cynthia Raim

Peter Stumpf, cello and Cynthia Raim, piano

Date: Friday, January 27, 2023 - 7:30 pm

Debussy: Cello Sonata in D Minor
Saint-Saëns: Cello Sonata in C Minor, Op. 32
Fauré: Sicilienne, Op. 78
Fauré: Romance, Op. 69
Poulenc: Cello Sonata

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PCMS livestreams are offered on a pay what you wish basis. These performances are possible only because of the generous support of friends like you, who have sustained our Society for the past 35 years. We thank you for contributing as generously as you can when watching these events. Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated. Please use the form below to give or text PCMS to 44321.

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Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom and A. Charles Winkelman with support from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, Theodore Presser Foundation, Dot and Rick Nelson, Sid Kaplan, and the American Philosophical Society for their support of our livestream series, and for helping us deliver world-class artistry to audiences around the globe.

Imani Winds

Imani Winds

Date: Friday, February 3, 2023 - 7:30 pm

D’Rivera: La Fleur de Cayenne
León: De Memorias
Villa-Lobos: Trio for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon
Pixinguinha: Um a zero (Arr.)
Águila: Quintet No. 2
Piazzolla: Suite de Piazzolla (Arr.)

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PCMS livestreams are offered on a pay what you wish basis. These performances are possible only because of the generous support of friends like you, who have sustained our Society for the past 35 years. We thank you for contributing as generously as you can when watching these events. Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated. Please use the form below to give or text PCMS to 44321.

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Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom and A. Charles Winkelman with support from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, Theodore Presser Foundation, Dot and Rick Nelson, Sid Kaplan, and the American Philosophical Society for their support of our livestream series, and for helping us deliver world-class artistry to audiences around the globe.

Philippe Tondre

Philippe Tondre, oboe; Roberto Díaz, viola; Amy Yang, piano

Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 7:30 pm

Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 94
Loeffler: Deux Rhapsodies
Brahms: Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2
Klughardt: Schilflieder, Op. 28

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PCMS livestreams are offered on a pay what you wish basis. These performances are possible only because of the generous support of friends like you, who have sustained our Society for the past 35 years. We thank you for contributing as generously as you can when watching these events. Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated. Please use the form below to give or text PCMS to 44321.

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Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom and A. Charles Winkelman with support from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, Theodore Presser Foundation, Dot and Rick Nelson, Sid Kaplan, and the American Philosophical Society for their support of our livestream series, and for helping us deliver world-class artistry to audiences around the globe.

Musicians from Marlboro II

Musicians from Marlboro II

Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 7:30 PM

Kristina Bachrach, soprano; Giorgio Consolati, flute; Joseph Lin, violin; En-Chi Cheng, viola; Brannon Cho & Matthew Zalkind, cello; Lydia Brown, piano

Haydn: String Trio in G Major, Op. 53, No. 1
Ran: Moon Songs
Mozart: Divertimento in E-flat Major, K. 563

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PCMS livestreams are offered on a pay what you wish basis. These performances are possible only because of the generous support of friends like you, who have sustained our Society for the past 35 years. We thank you for contributing as generously as you can when watching these events. Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated. Please use the form below to give or text PCMS to 44321.

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Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom and A. Charles Winkelman with support from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, Theodore Presser Foundation, Dot and Rick Nelson, Sid Kaplan, and the American Philosophical Society for their support of our livestream series, and for helping us deliver world-class artistry to audiences around the globe.

St. Lawrence Quartet

St. Lawrence Quartet

Date: Monday, February 20, 2023 - 7:30 PM

Haydn: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 76, No. 6
Golijov: Arr. of Piazzolla’s Escualo
Golijov: Arr. of traditional Yiddish Song: Arum dem Fayer
Franck: Quartet in D Major

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PCMS livestreams are offered on a pay what you wish basis. These performances are possible only because of the generous support of friends like you, who have sustained our Society for the past 35 years. We thank you for contributing as generously as you can when watching these events. Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated. Please use the form below to give or text PCMS to 44321.

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Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom and A. Charles Winkelman with support from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, Theodore Presser Foundation, Dot and Rick Nelson, Sid Kaplan, and the American Philosophical Society for their support of our livestream series, and for helping us deliver world-class artistry to audiences around the globe.

Brentano Quartet

Brentano Quartet

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - 7:30 PM

Dvořák and the American Identity
Deep River (spiritual)
Dvořák: Quartet in A-flat Major, Op. 105
Dvořák: Lento from Quartet in F Major, Op. 96, American
Still: The Quiet One from the Lyric Quartet
Ives: Prelude: Allegro from Quartet No. 1, From the Salvation Army
Walker: Lyric for Strings
Mackey: I’ve Grown So Ugly
Go Down Moses-Swing Low Sweet Chariot (spiritual)

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PCMS livestreams are offered on a pay what you wish basis. These performances are possible only because of the generous support of friends like you, who have sustained our Society for the past 35 years. We thank you for contributing as generously as you can when watching these events. Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated. Please use the form below to give or text PCMS to 44321.

If you encounter any technical issues while donating, please try refreshing the page or donating via PayPal.

Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom and A. Charles Winkelman with support from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, Theodore Presser Foundation, Dot and Rick Nelson, Sid Kaplan, and the American Philosophical Society for their support of our livestream series, and for helping us deliver world-class artistry to audiences around the globe.

Joelle Harvey & John Moore

Joélle Harvey, soprano; John Moore, baritone; Allen Perriello, piano

Date: Sunday, March 26, 2023 - 3:00 pm

Program to include solos and duets by Cornelius, Schumann, and Brahms and a selection of musical theater songs.

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PCMS livestreams are offered on a pay what you wish basis. These performances are possible only because of the generous support of friends like you, who have sustained our Society for the past 35 years. We thank you for contributing as generously as you can when watching these events. Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated. Please use the form below to give or text PCMS to 44321.

If you encounter any technical issues while donating, please try refreshing the page or donating via PayPal.

Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom and A. Charles Winkelman with support from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, Theodore Presser Foundation, Dot and Rick Nelson, Sid Kaplan, and the American Philosophical Society for their support of our livestream series, and for helping us deliver world-class artistry to audiences around the globe.

Third Sound

Third Sound

Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2023 - 7:30 pm

Sooyun Kim, flute; Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet; Karen Kim, violin; Michael Nicholas, cello; Roman Rabinovich, piano; Patrick Castillo, composer/director

Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (Arr. Castillo)
Arauco: Fantasy Quartet
Beecher: Stories from My Grandmother
Agócs: Voices of the Immaculate  Philadelphia Premiere/PCMS Co-Commission

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PCMS livestreams are offered on a pay what you wish basis. These performances are possible only because of the generous support of friends like you, who have sustained our Society for the past 35 years. We thank you for contributing as generously as you can when watching these events. Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated. Please use the form below to give or text PCMS to 44321.

If you encounter any technical issues while donating, please try refreshing the page or donating via PayPal.

Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom and A. Charles Winkelman with support from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, Theodore Presser Foundation, Dot and Rick Nelson, Sid Kaplan, and the American Philosophical Society for their support of our livestream series, and for helping us deliver world-class artistry to audiences around the globe.

Musicians from Marlboro

Musicians from Marlboro III

Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2023 - 7:30 pm

Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano; Alexi Kenney & Lun Li, violin; Hélène Clément & Tanner Menees, viola; Yi Qun Xu, cello; William Langlie-Miletich, double bass

Mendelssohn: Two Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81
Wiancko: Benkei’s Standing Death  Philadelphia Premiere
Kurtág: Duos for Soprano & Double Bass from The Notebooks of G.C. Lichtenberg
Kirsten: yes I said yes I will Yes
Beethoven: String Quintet in C Major, Op. 29

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PCMS livestreams are offered on a pay what you wish basis. These performances are possible only because of the generous support of friends like you, who have sustained our Society for the past 35 years. We thank you for contributing as generously as you can when watching these events. Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated. Please use the form below to give or text PCMS to 44321.

If you encounter any technical issues while donating, please try refreshing the page or donating via PayPal.

Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom and A. Charles Winkelman with support from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, Theodore Presser Foundation, Dot and Rick Nelson, Sid Kaplan, and the American Philosophical Society for their support of our livestream series, and for helping us deliver world-class artistry to audiences around the globe.

Geneva Lewis

Geneva Lewis, violin and Evren Ozel, piano

Date: Thursday, May 4, 2023 - 7:30 pm

Say: Violin Sonata, Op. 7
Beethoven: Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 96
Lilburn: Sonata
Bartók: Violin Sonata No. 1

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PCMS livestreams are offered on a pay what you wish basis. These performances are possible only because of the generous support of friends like you, who have sustained our Society for the past 35 years. We thank you for contributing as generously as you can when watching these events. Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated. Please use the form below to give or text PCMS to 44321.

If you encounter any technical issues while donating, please try refreshing the page or donating via PayPal.

Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom and A. Charles Winkelman with support from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, Theodore Presser Foundation, Dot and Rick Nelson, Sid Kaplan, and the American Philosophical Society for their support of our livestream series, and for helping us deliver world-class artistry to audiences around the globe.