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October 2017

Piffaro presents Welcome the People: the Musical Legacy of the Reformation with Twin Cities’ acclaimed early music chorus, The Rose Ensemble

October 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - October 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
$29 – $49

Friday, October 20 @ 7:30PM, Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral Saturday, October 21 @ 7:30PM, Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill Sunday, October 22 @ 3:00PM, Christ Church Christiana Hundred (Wilmington, DE) Pre-concert lecture by Matthew Glandorf one hour prior to concerts. Tickets: $29-$49 (full-time students free with ID) 215-235-8469 or www.piffaro.org Piffaro, The Renaissance Band, will present Welcome the People: the Musical Legacy of the Reformation, marking the 500th anniversary of a religious and cultural revolution. Concerts take place October 20th through…

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April 2018

Network at PAFA: American Creations

April 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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$10 – $25

Network reunites with PAFA to present a blockbuster concert of new art-inspired chamber music commissions by 3 generations of composers: Luke Carlson, Carolyn Chen, Paul Lansky, and Oliver Schneller. The performance takes place in PAFA’s spectacular Historic Landmark Building, where you’ll be surrounded by the art and architecture that inspired the music. Your ticket allows you to visit the museum galleries starting at 2PM and a special performance of new art-inspired works by students from Friends Select School starts at 2:30PM.

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Natalie Zhu, piano

April 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, 19106 United States
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$20

The recipient of a 2006 Musical Fund Society Career Advancement Award and the 2003 Avery Fisher Career Grant, pianist Natalie Zhu is a regular favorite with PCMS audiences.  She returns in a solo recital with works by Mozart, Schumann, Chopin and Beethoven, which is sure to be a display of “emotional and pianistic pyrotechnics” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).

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May 2018

Nitzan Haroz, trombone, and Gloria Kim, piano

May 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, 19106 United States
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$20

Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Trombone Nitzan Haroz presents the first-ever PCMS concert showcasing the trombone. The Israeli-born trombonist is an active chamber musician, having performed with the New York, Philadelphia, and Israel brass ensembles; the Rishon-Le Zion Brass Quintet; and many other chamber groups. He is joined by pianist Gloria Kim and a quartet of trombones in this very special PCMS debut.

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Concert: River Music

May 19 @ 8:00 pm - May 20 @ 4:00 pm
$25 – $39

A joyful and festive Bach birthday cantata for ruler Friedrich August II, “Schleicht, spielende Wellen,” (Glide, playful ripples) whose four vocal soloists—Laura Heimes, Meg Bragle, Aaron Sheehan and Randall Scarlata—each personify a river to acclaim the good they bring to the realm. Plus Telemann’s Hamburger Ebbe und Flut (Ebb and Flow) – a grand orchestral portrayal of tides, merry boat-people and watermen falling in love.

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October 2018

The Sounds of Light & Shade

October 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Settlement Music School, 416 Queen Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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$20

If you didn’t get to hear Pierre Jalbert’s elegant Light, Line, Shadow premiered at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in July 2018, you can hear a reprise of it on Network’s 2018–19 season opener.

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Trumpets 5, Music of our Time

October 15 @ 7:30 pm
American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, 19106 United States
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$20

Principal Trumpets David Bilger (Philadelphia Orchestra) and Thomas Rolfs (Boston Symphony) are joined by their colleagues Jeffery Curnow, Anthony Prisk, Benjamin Wright, and pianist Susan Nowicki in a program featuring solo works and pieces for various combinations of trumpets written since 1945.

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Piffaro; PRISM; and Hyunah Yu, soprano

October 17 @ 7:30 pm
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Broad and Spruce Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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$20

Two world-renowned ensembles and a sensational soprano collaborate in the world premiere of a new song cycle by Philadelphia composer David Ludwig, chair of composition at the Curtis Institute. The Anchoress is a monodrama that imagines the life of a medieval mystic, merging the sounds of ancient and modern worlds to explore issues of faith, isolation, and social power.

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November 2018

Philadelphia Legends

November 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Settlement Music School, 416 Queen Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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Free

Two legendary Philadelphia pianists, Charles Abramovic and Marcantonio Barone, with artistic director James Freeman, in works for solo piano by six legendary Philadelphia composers...and Mozart!

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December 2018

Curtis Chamber Orchestra w/ Andrew Grams, conductor

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

For over two decades, the Curtis Chamber Orchestra has been appearing with PCMS, spotlighting this esteemed conservatory’s best and brightest talent in large-ensemble repertoire. A program of classical and romantic works offers Mendelssohn’s Midsummer’s Night Dream Overture, Haydn’s singular Drumroll Symphony, and a late, unfinished masterpiece by Schubert.

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