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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.

Ritz at the Bourse Garage

4th Street between Market and Chestnut Streets

$7.00 when you attend a PCMS concert. 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.

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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

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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.

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117 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Michelle Bradley

Michelle Bradley, soprano and Brian Zeger, piano

Date: Sunday, January 31, 2021 - 3:00 PM

Debussy: Proses Lyriques
ChaussonChanson perpétuelle
StraussMorgen, Op. 27, No. 4
StraussBefreit, Op. 39, No. 4
MahlerRückert Lieder
Selection of Spirituals arranged by Grant Still, Miller, and Johnson

Watch the livestreamed concert via the video player below.

Please note: livestream events are broadcast in real time. The video will remain available for 72 hours after each performance, subject to the approval of the artists.

Help Us Keep the Music Playing

These livestreamed performances are possible only because of the generous support of friends like you, who have sustained our Society for the past 34 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.


Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom, MD and A. Charles Winkelman, MD, and to The Presser Foundation, for their support of our livestream programming.

Daedalus Quartet

Daedalus Quartet (members) w/ Charles Abramovic, piano

Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 6:00 PM

Beethoven: String Trio in G Major, Op. 9, No. 1
Dvořák: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 87

Watch the livestreamed concert via the video player below.

Please note: livestream events are broadcast in real time. The video will remain available for 72 hours after each performance, subject to the approval of the artists.

Help Us Keep the Music Playing

These livestreamed performances are possible only because of the generous support of friends like you, who have sustained our Society for the past 34 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.


Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom, MD and A. Charles Winkelman, MD, and to The Presser Foundation, for their support of our livestream programming.

Anthony McGill

Anthony McGill, clarinet; Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola; Gloria Chien, piano

Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 6:00 PM

Brahms: Viola Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2
Brahms: Clarinet Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120, No. 1
Mozart: Trio in E-flat Major, K. 498, Kegelstatt

Watch the livestreamed concert via the video player below.

Please note: livestream events are broadcast in real time. The video will remain available for 72 hours after each performance, subject to the approval of the artists.

Help Us Keep the Music Playing

These livestreamed performances are possible only because of the generous support of friends like you, who have sustained our Society for the past 34 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.


Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom, MD and A. Charles Winkelman, MD, and to The Presser Foundation, for their support of our livestream programming.

Fleur Barron

Fleur Barron, mezzo and Julius Drake, piano w/ Thapelo Masita, cello

Date: Friday, February 12, 2021 - 6:00 PM

On Dreams, Homeland and Childhood
Berg/Brahms: Six Lieder [Sel.]
MussorgskyThe Nursery
C. YiBright Moonlight
IvesMy Native Land
IvesLike a Sick Eagle
Chinese folksong: Northeast Lullaby
F. ManLullaby for Mezzo, Cello, & Piano
BorodinThree Songs for Voice, Cello, & Piano

Watch the livestreamed concert via the video player below.

Please note: livestream events are broadcast in real time. The video will remain available for 72 hours after each performance, subject to the approval of the artists.

Help Us Keep the Music Playing

These livestreamed performances are possible only because of the generous support of friends like you, who have sustained our Society for the past 34 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.


Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom, MD and A. Charles Winkelman, MD, and to The Presser Foundation, for their support of our livestream programming.

Carol Jantsch

Carol Jantsch, tuba and Michael Djupstrom, piano with Tubular

Date: Sunday, February 14, 2021 - 3:00 PM

Watch the livestreamed concert via the video player below.

Please note: livestream events are broadcast in real time. The video will remain available for 72 hours after each performance, subject to the approval of the artists.

Help Us Keep the Music Playing

These livestreamed performances are possible only because of the generous support of friends like you, who have sustained our Society for the past 34 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.


Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom, MD and A. Charles Winkelman, MD, and to The Presser Foundation, for their support of our livestream programming.

Sphinx Virtuosi

Sphinx Virtuosi (members) w/ Michelle Cann, piano

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 6:00 PM

CasarrubiosSEVEN for Solo Cello
Montgomery: Rhapsody No. 2 for Solo Violin
Debussy: Cello Sonata
Bartók: Violin Rhapsody No. 1
Shostakovich: Piano Trio in E Minor, Op. 67

Watch the livestreamed concert via the video player below.

Please note: livestream events are broadcast in real time. The video will remain available for 72 hours after each performance, subject to the approval of the artists.

Help Us Keep the Music Playing

These livestreamed performances are possible only because of the generous support of friends like you, who have sustained our Society for the past 34 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.


Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom, MD and A. Charles Winkelman, MD, and to The Presser Foundation, for their support of our livestream programming.

ECCO

ECCO

Date: Friday, February 26, 2021 - 6:00 PM

GolijovLast Round
BennWhen Springs Not Fail  Philadelphia Premiere
MontgomeryStarburst
BarberAdagio for Strings
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48

Watch the livestreamed concert via the video player below.

Please note: livestream events are broadcast in real time. The video will remain available for 72 hours after each performance, subject to the approval of the artists.

Help Us Keep the Music Playing

These livestreamed performances are possible only because of the generous support of friends like you, who have sustained our Society for the past 34 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.


Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom, MD and A. Charles Winkelman, MD, and to The Presser Foundation, for their support of our livestream programming.

Flutist Marina Piccinini

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

Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 6:00 PM

Haydn: Flute Trio in G Major, XV:15
Beethoven: Variations in F Major, Op. 66
Prokofiev: Flute Sonata in D Major, Op. 94
Mendelssohn: Trio in D Minor, Op. 49

Watch the livestreamed concert via the video player below.

Please note: livestream events are broadcast in real time. The video will remain available for 72 hours after each performance, subject to the approval of the artists.

Help Us Keep the Music Playing

These livestreamed performances are possible only because of the generous support of friends like you, who have sustained our Society for the past 34 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.


Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom, MD and A. Charles Winkelman, MD, and to The Presser Foundation, for their support of our livestream programming.

Imogen Cooper

Imogen Cooper, piano

Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 6:00 pm

Schoenberg: Six Little Pieces, Op. 19
Schubert: Sonata in G Major, D. 894
Liszt: Les jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este
Ravel: Jeux d’eau
Ravel: Valses Nobles et Sentimentales
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody in A Minor, No. 13
Liszt: Reminiscences de Lucia di Lammermoor

Watch the livestreamed concert via the video player below.

Please note: livestream events are broadcast in real time. The video will remain available for 72 hours after each performance, subject to the approval of the artists.

Help Us Keep the Music Playing

These livestreamed performances are possible only because of the generous support of friends like you, who have sustained our Society for the past 34 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.


Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom, MD and A. Charles Winkelman, MD, and to The Presser Foundation, for their support of our livestream programming.

Orion Quartet

Orion Quartet

Date: Sunday, March 14, 2021 - 3:00 PM

Bach: Final Fugue from The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080
Bartók: Quartet No. 6
Beethoven: Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130 w/ Grosse Fuge, Op. 133

Watch the livestreamed concert via the video player below.

Please note: livestream events are broadcast in real time. The video will remain available for 72 hours after each performance, subject to the approval of the artists.

Help Us Keep the Music Playing

These livestreamed performances are possible only because of the generous support of friends like you, who have sustained our Society for the past 34 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.


Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom, MD and A. Charles Winkelman, MD, and to The Presser Foundation, for their support of our livestream programming.

Alexi Kenney

Alexi Kenney, violin and Anna Polonsky, piano

Date: Friday, March 19, 2021 - 6:00 PM

Program to be announced

Watch the livestreamed concert via the video player below.

Please note: livestream events are broadcast in real time. The video will remain available for 72 hours after each performance, subject to the approval of the artists.

Help Us Keep the Music Playing

These livestreamed performances are possible only because of the generous support of friends like you, who have sustained our Society for the past 34 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.


Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom, MD and A. Charles Winkelman, MD, and to The Presser Foundation, for their support of our livestream programming.

Miriam Fried & Jonathan Biss

Miriam Fried, violin and Jonathan Biss, piano

Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 6:00 PM

Mozart: Violin Sonata in C Major, K. 303
Janáček: Violin Sonata
Debussy: Violin Sonata
Mozart: Violin Sonata in A Major, K. 526

Watch the livestreamed concert via the video player below.

Please note: livestream events are broadcast in real time. The video will remain available for 72 hours after each performance, subject to the approval of the artists.

Help Us Keep the Music Playing

These livestreamed performances are possible only because of the generous support of friends like you, who have sustained our Society for the past 34 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.


Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom, MD and A. Charles Winkelman, MD, and to The Presser Foundation, for their support of our livestream programming.

Jason Vieaux & Clancy Newman

Jason Vieaux, guitar and Clancy Newman, cello

Date: Friday, March 26, 2021 - 6:00 PM

Gnattali: Sonata for Guitar and Cello
De FallaCanciones Populares Españolas [Arr.]
Barrios: Waltz in G Major, Op. 8, No. 4 [Vieaux Solo]
Bellafronte: Suite No. 1 for Guitar and Cello

Watch the livestreamed concert via the video player below.

Please note: livestream events are broadcast in real time. The video will remain available for 72 hours after each performance, subject to the approval of the artists.

Help Us Keep the Music Playing

These livestreamed performances are possible only because of the generous support of friends like you, who have sustained our Society for the past 34 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.


Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom, MD and A. Charles Winkelman, MD, and to The Presser Foundation, for their support of our livestream programming.

Richard Goode

Richard Goode, piano

Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 6:00 PM

Bach: Partita in D Major, BWV 828
Beethoven: Sonata in A Major, Op 101
Debussy: Préludes, Book I and II [Sel.]

Watch the livestreamed concert via the video player below.

Please note: livestream events are broadcast in real time. The video will remain available for 72 hours after each performance, subject to the approval of the artists.

Help Us Keep the Music Playing

These livestreamed performances are possible only because of the generous support of friends like you, who have sustained our Society for the past 34 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.


Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom, MD and A. Charles Winkelman, MD, and to The Presser Foundation, for their support of our livestream programming.

Takacs Quartet

Takács Quartet

Date: Friday, April 23, 2021 - 6:00 PM

Mozart: Quartet in D Minor, K. 421
Dutilleux: Ainsi la nuit
Brahms: Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 67

Aizuri Quartet

Aizuri Quartet w/ Marcy Rosen, cello

Date: Friday, April 30, 2021 - 7:30 PM

DvořákCypresses [Sel.]
Alberga: String Quartet No. 1
Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, D. 956

Francesca dePasquale

Francesca dePasquale, violin and Reiko Uchida, piano

Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 7:30 PM

Mozart: Six Variations for Violin and Piano, K. 360
Szymanowski: Mythes for Violin and Piano, Op. 30
Fauré: Au bord de l’eau [Arr.]
On the Blue Shore of Silence for Violin, Piano, and Electronics by composers Gity Razaz, Gloria Justen, and Sayo Kosugi, with visual art by Johanna Andruchovici (Philadelphia premiere, commissioned in part by PCMS)
Parker Quartet

Parker Quartet w/ Kim Kashkashian, viola

Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 7:30 PM

Program to be announced

Sarah Shafer & Jazimina MacNeil

Sarah Shafer, soprano; Jazimina MacNeil, mezzo; Jonathan Ware, piano; Odds Bodkin, narrator

Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021 - 3:00 PM

Note: This performance was originally scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 21. Tickets to the original date/venue will gain you entrance to this concert. 

Using the lyrics of Dvořák’s sublime Moravian duets as inspiration, the inimitable storyteller Odds Bodkin has crafted an original fairytale, Danika the Rose, which is woven throughout the musical performance of Dvořák’s duets. An unshakable kinship with the natural world, a courageous heroine, and love triumphant unite in a melding of story and song for our tumultuous time.

Jasper Quartet

Jasper Quartet w/ Sarah Shafer, soprano

Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 7:30 pm

Fung: Quartet No. 1
WashingtonMiddleground
WolfeDig Deep
ShawBy & By (w/ Shafer)
HigdonIn the Shadow of Sirius (w/ Shafer)