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Dynasty Battles, piano

American Philosophical Society 427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

Philadelphia native Dynasty Battles once performed George Walker’s Piano Sonata No. 1 in a private engagement at the composer’s home. In his PCMS recital debut, this visionary young pianist celebrates the centenary of the first Black composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music, performing two of Walker’s groundbreaking piano sonatas alongside works by Beethoven, […]

JACK Quartet Julietta Curenton, flute

American Philosophical Society 427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

Possessing a “tone that draws in one’s ear with sounds and ideas that simply cannot be resisted” (Philadelphia Inquirer), flutist Julietta Curenton joins “leading new-music foursome” (New York Times) the JACK Quartet in a concert that includes the Philadelphia premiere of Iranian composer Aida Shirazi’s Vestiges. The program concludes with John Zorn’s Nachträglichkeit, a work […]

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

American Philosophical Society 427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

Lauded for the elegance and power of his playing, Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Oboe Philippe Tondre debuts on our series in the company of two Philadelphia favorites: Roberto Díaz—the President and CEO of the Curtis Institute of Music and former principal violist of the Philadelphia Orchestra—and pianist Amy Yang, a “jaw-dropping pianist who the show… with […]