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March 2019

Portrait of Augusta Read Thomas

March 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Gould Rehearsal Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1616 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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$20

Curtis 20/21 performs a selection of works by Curtis’s 2018–19 composer in residence, Augusta Read Thomas.

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The Americas

March 31, 2019 @ 12:00 am - April 1, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Broad and Spruce Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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$25

Astral Spotlight Artist Jordan Dodson makes his Chamber Orchestra debut displaying the beauty of acoustic and electric guitar. Joining him is COP/ACF’s Steven R. Gerber Composer-in-Residence and Philadelphia Composer Andrea Clearfield as she premieres her new work for electric guitar.

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Rediscoveries: Festival of American Chamber Music II

March 31, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Trinity Center for Urban Life, 22nd and Spruce Streets
Philadelphia, 19103 United States
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$10 – $30

A project which seeks to illuminate an important but largely neglected body of 20th- and 21st-century chamber music by American composers, with a special focus on composers with ties to Philadelphia.

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Mosaic Concert

March 31, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Free

A celebration of Temple Music Prep’s 50th Anniversary! This Free concert is a mosaic of the various brightly colored pieces representing the various genres, students, and projects that define Temple Music Prep.

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April 2019

Carol of Words ~ Walt Whitman in Song

April 6, 2019 @ 12:00 am - April 9, 2019 @ 12:00 am

To celebrate the bicentennial of Walt Whitman’s birth and his lasting contribution to American letters and song, Lyric Fest presents concerts with distinct programming of Whitman songs. 

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Mavericks of Minimalism

April 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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$5 – $20

The enchanting final concert of the season, centered around a commissioned work by post-minimalist cross-culturalist, Evan Ziporyn, for string quartet and 4 gamelan players.

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October 2019

Cynthia Raim, piano

October 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, 19106 United States
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$20

The Chamber Music Society proudly opens their 34th Season with a world-class artist making her 42nd appearance on our series. Cynthia Raim’s wonderfully-crafted recital concludes with Schumann’s early masterpiece: Carnaval, Op. 9, a colorful suite that Franz Liszt assessed as “one of the greatest works I know.”

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November 2019

Marina Piccinini, flute; Tessa Lark, violin/viola; & Michael Thurber, double bass

November 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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$20

“The Heifetz of the flute” (Gramophone), Marina Piccinini, joins the high-energy duo of Lark and Thurber for a genre-bending blend of classical and international folk sounds. Of particular note on this program is the world premiere of a piece by Paul Wiancko whose music the Washington Post lauds as “fresh and full blooded.”

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December 2019

A Czech Christmas

December 6, 2019 - December 8, 2019
$30 – $40

A vocal quartet, trumpets, recorders, strings, organ and theorbo usher in the season with glorious 17th-century music collected by Bishop-Prince Karl II von Liechtenstein-Kastelkorn.

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Vera Quartet & Roberto Díaz, viola

December 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, 19106 United States
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$20

In just three years as an ensemble, the Vera Quartet has earned top prizes at several competitions and is currently part of Astral and quartet-in-residence at the Curtis Institute. Featuring esteemed violist and Curtis President Roberto Díaz, their PCMS debut program showcases Mendelssohn’s late masterpiece: his B-flat Major String Quintet, a work that melds the exuberance of the composer’s celebrated String Octet with the technical and emotive growth of the intervening years.

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