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November 2020

Jasper Quartet & Amy Yang, piano

November 22 @ 3:00 am - 4:30 pm
American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, 19106 United States
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$25

Philadelphia is home to a multitude of astonishingly gifted musicians and ensembles, five of whom (the Jasper Quartet and Musical Fund Society Career Advancement Winner Yang) are highlighted in this creative program dedicated to works by living female composers.

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December 2020

Marcantonio Barone, piano

December 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, 19106 United States
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$25

We are delighted to welcome back to our series a pianist well known for his consummate musicianship and brilliant technique. Marcantonio Barone’s recital features the world premiere of George Crumb’s Metamorphoses (Book II), a work written specifically for him that offers a broad palette of coloristic effects along with Crumb’s unmistakable musical gestures, and an inherent sense of drama coupled with a magical, suspenseful atmosphere.

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January 2021

Curtis Chamber Orchestra w/ Pamela Frank, violin & Tabea Zimmermann, viola

January 12, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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$30

Our annual concert collaboration with the esteemed Curtis Institute of Music spotlights the Curtis Chamber Orchestra with beloved Curtis alumna and violin faculty member Pamela Frank and acclaimed violist Tabea Zimmermann. This conductor-less program opens with Mozart’s magnificent Sinfonia Concertante, followed by Britten’s moving Lachrymae (based on John Dowland’s song Flow my tears) and Tchaikovsky’s beloved Serenade for Strings.

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Jason Vieaux, guitar & Clancy Newman, cello

January 22, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, 19106 United States
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$25

Making his eighth appearance on the PCMS stage, Grammy-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux has been lauded as “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation” (NPR). For his return to Benjamin Franklin Hall, he teams up with Clancy Newman, a cellist whose musical acumen and superb technique have been praised time and again. “Newman’s exceptional technique seeks not to scintillate but integrate” (Philadelphia Inquirer).

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April 2021

Formosa Quartet & Cynthia Raim, piano

April 18, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Broad and Spruce Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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$30

In its PCMS debut, the Formosa Quartet offers a concert of beloved masterworks and new musical arrangements. Dvořák’s famed “American” quartet opens the program, and Philadelphia favorite Cynthia Raim joins the ensemble to conclude the afternoon with Schumann’s fiery Piano Quintet. The “Formosa Quartet Set” includes a spontaneous combination of pieces in the spirit of world, folk, and jazz music that the musicians themselves have curated for the concert.

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May 2021

Musical Fund Society 200th Anniversary Concert

May 2, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Broad and Spruce Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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$20

Join us in celebrating the bicentennial of a Philadelphia musical treasure with a concert of world-premiere chamber works by four of America’s finest living composers. Performed by four leading Philadelphia ensembles, the newly-commissioned works are all rooted in the history of our city, connecting audiences with the rich musical life of past and present Philadelphia.

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Francesca dePasquale, violin & Reiko Uchida, piano

May 5, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, 19106 United States
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$25

After her highly successful PCMS recital debut, Francesca dePasquale returns to our series with a newly-created program that combines works by Mozart, Szymanowski, and Fauré with a suite of three world premieres. Based on Pablo Neruda’s book of poetry On the Blue Shore of Silence/Poems of the Sea, all three works in the suite will be paired with visual art by Johanna Andruchovici.

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