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ECCO Shai Wosner, piano

Church of the Holy Trinity 1904 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

The eminent, Israeli-born pianist Shai Wosner joins forces with ECCO—an ensemble featuring 17 leading soloists and chamber musicians of today’s younger generation, many of whom are principals in major American orchestras as well as leaders of internationally renowned quartets. Their collaborative program melds the baroque and contemporary, interspersing Bach concertos with compelling new works by Brett Dean, Andrew Norman, and ECCO violinist Michi Wiancko.
Bach: Keyboard Concerto in F Minor, BWV 1056
Dean: Approach: Prelude to a Canon Philadelphia Premiere
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, BWV 1051
Norman: Gran Turismo
Bach: Bourée from English Suite in A Minor, BWV 807
M. Wiancko: Blue Bourée
Bach: Keyboard Concerto in D Major, BWV 1054

$20.00

Chrystal E. Williams, mezzo Laurent Philippe, piano

American Philosophical Society 427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

A singer of rare power and clarity, Astral laureate and Academy of Vocal Arts graduate Chrystal E. Williams is acclaimed for her poise, polish, and complete command of a wide range of repertoire. “When you think of what makes singers memorable, it’s this idea of personalizing the material. Williams has it…” (Philadelphia Inquirer). Schumann: Frauenliebe […]

$20.00

Demarre McGill, flute Anthony McGill, clarinet Aizuri Quartet

American Philosophical Society 427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

Brothers Anthony and Demarre McGill have achieved a phenomenal level of success in the classical music world. The only siblings ever to win the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, Anthony was appointed the principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic, and Demarre is the principal flutist of the Seattle Symphony. The “elegant, inquisitive” (The New Yorker) Aizuri Quartet joins these two outstanding wind musicians for a program that ranges from Amy Beach’s Native American-inspired Theme and Variations to Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s masterful, Dvořák-inspired Quintet and the world premiere of a new sextet by David Serkin Ludwig.
Beach: Theme and Variations, Op. 80
Serkin Ludwig: Sextet World Premiere/PCMS Commission
Beecher: Song in Mistranslation
Coleridge-Taylor: Clarinet Quintet in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 10

$20.00

James Reese, tenor Daniel Overly, piano

American Philosophical Society 427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

2019 Musical Fund Society Award Winner James Reese has been praised for the “intensity and sensitivity…spirituality and eloquence” (Chestnut Hill Local) of his singing. His PCMS recital debut program culminates in Hugo Wolf’s masterly Mörike-Lieder, a cycle that encompasses the full range of human experience and includes some of Wolf’s most popular and enduring songs. […]

$20.00

Musical Fund Society 200th Anniversary Concert

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center Broad and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, PA

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.

$20

Viano Quartet Roberto Díaz, viola

American Philosophical Society 427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

For over a decade Roberto Díaz, the President and CEO of the Curtis Institute of Music and former principal violist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, has appeared with PCMS each season. Roberto has performed in recital, as a guest with established chamber ensembles, and in the role of mentor with younger, lesser-known groups. No matter the […]

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Merz Trio Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano

American Philosophical Society 427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

The Merz Trio has made a sweep of recent US chamber awards, having taken top prizes at the 2021 Naumburg, 2019 Concert Artists Guild, and 2019 Fischoff Competitions. For its PCMS debut, the Trio joins forces with Lucy Fitz Gibbon—a soprano noted for her “dazzling, virtuoso singing” (Boston Globe)—for a program that includes songs by […]

Curtis Opera Theatre Eric Owens, bass-baritone

American Philosophical Society 427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

A master of his craft, bass-baritone Eric Owens “speaks to you even in his silences… and shakes you when he sings” (Chicago Sun-Times). An alumnus of the Curtis Institute, where he is now Director of Vocal Studies and the Curtis Opera Theatre, the Philadelphia native and opera superstar leads a group of exceptional young singers […]

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 […]