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

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center 300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

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.

$30

Jason Vieaux, guitar & Clancy Newman, cello

American Philosophical Society 427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, United States

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).

$25

Formosa Quartet & Cynthia Raim, piano [CANCELED]

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center 300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

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.

$30

Francesca dePasquale, violin & Reiko Uchida, piano

American Philosophical Society 427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, United States

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.

$25

PCMS: Curtis on Tour

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center 300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

Please join PCMS on Friday December 1st at 7:30pm for the for a very special concert: Curtis on Tour. The husband-and-wife duo of violinist Erin Keefe (concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra and a Curtis faculty member) and conductor, clarinetist, and composer Osmo Vänskä joins young musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music in this touring ensemble. Built […]

MFS: Winter Reception & Performance

American Philosophical Society 427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

The Musical Fund Society invites you to a free pre-concert reception at the American Philosophical Society on Tuesday, December 5th! Join us from 6:30pm - 7:15 PM for member mingling, tasty treats and a toast to celebrate the season, followed by a performance at 7:30 PM by the internationally-known duo Kuwento Mizik, presented by the […]

Piffaro: Christmas in Southern Germany

Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral 19 S 38th St, Philadelphia, PA

Piffaro presents Christmas in Southern Germany December 8 - 10  (locations listed below) December 8 @ 7:30PM - Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral MFS - MFS members can use code MFS2324 for $20 December 9 @ 7:30PM - Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, PA - MFS members can use code MFS2324 for $20 December 10 @ 3PM – […]

PCMS: The Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center 300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective is a “sparky, shape-shifting ensemble of starry young musicians” (Arts Desk) that serves as the Associate Ensemble of London’s Wigmore Hall. Their PCMS debut features the Philadelphia premiere of Gabriella Smith’s Divertimento and Florence Price’s Piano Quintet in A Minor, a long-overlooked masterwork that celebrates Price’s African American heritage with echoes […]

Tempesta Di Mare: Cruel Amaryllis

Tenors extraordinaire James Reese (Czech Christmas) and Jacob Perry (English Orpheus, Messiah) perform duets about love and heartbreak by Monteverdi, Peri and other Italian trailblazers, backed up by 3 (!) theorbos. Feb. 2, 2024 at 7:30 PM | Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill Feb. 3, 2024 at 7:30 PM | Trinity Center for Urban Life […]

Join Us: Achieving Equity in the Arts – a virtual member event!

Vanessa Rose, Executive Director for the American Composers Forum (ACF), joins us for a virtual lunchtime presentation on how ACF has navigated the successes – and failures – of achieving greater equity in the organization and for its artist community. After the presentation we’ll have an opportunity to discuss how the lessons from the ACF experience can inform the practice of […]