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Philadelphia-Area Concerts

Jonathan Biss , Artistic Director
Volunteers: Cassie Pilgrim

2019 - 2020 Season

Sunday, November 24, 2019. 7 PM
Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music

Jonathan Biss, Roberto Diaz, Kim Kashkashian, and Steven Tenenbaum, and the Vera Quartet

A Celebration of the Viola

Bartok Duos,
Beethoven String Quintet in C major, Op. 29,
Beethoven Piano Sonata (TBD)

Sunday, December 8, 2019 | 3:00pm
American Philosophical Society

Peter Wiley, Cello;
David Shifrin, Clarinet;
Anna Polonsky, Piano

PCMS Trios for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano

Beethoven: Clarinet Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11
Rota: Clarinet Trio
Poulenc: Trio [Arr.]
Brahms: Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114

The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society’s Anna Polonsky, David Shifrin, and Peter Wiley perform trios for clarinet, cello, and piano at the American Philosophical Society. From PCMS:

“The Society is pleased to present these three celebrated musicians in their inaugural season as a trio. Highlighting an outstanding program of works for clarinet trio is a rarely-performed piece by Italian composer Nino Rota. Widely known for scoring films such as The Godfather, Rota also wrote highly sophisticated, inventive chamber music as is evidenced in his richly melodic Clarinet Trio”

Monday, February 2, 2020
College of Physicians, Philadelphia, PA

Marcy Rosen, Daniel Matsukawa, and students at the Curtis Institute of Music

Music for Winds and Strings

Rasmussen Wind quintet and Beethoven Septet for Winds and Strings

Previous Seasons
Tuesday . February 19, 2019 . 7:00 PM
Asian Arts Initiative | 1219 Vine Street | Philadelphia, PA 19107

Grace Clifford & Claire Bourg, violin | Grace Takeda, viola | Joshua Halpern, cello | Michael Rusinek, clarinet

Vera Quartet with Hsin-Yun Huang, viola

Music for Food Philadelphia

Felix Mendelssohn | String Quintet in B flat Major, op. 87
W.A. Mozart | Quintet in A Major for Clarinet and Strings, K. 581

This concert, featuring musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music, will benefit long time Asian Arts Initiative collaborator, Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission.

Sunday . February 17, 2019 . 3:00 PM
American Philosophical Society | Benjamin Franklin Hall | 427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

The Orion Quartet:
Daniel Phillips & Todd Phillips, violin | Steven Tenenbom, viola | Timothy Eddy, cello

Peter Wiley, cello

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

Franz Schubert, Quartet in G Major, D. 887
Franz Schubert, String Quintet in C Major, D. 956

The Orion Quartet and Peter Wiley take us on a Schubertian journey through two of Schubert’s most sublime, intrinsically musical, and profoundly spiritual works. Schubert’s music “is purity itself,” Yehudi Menuhin once proclaimed, and who better to articulate it than the “extremely virtuosic and accomplished players” (Los Angeles Times) of the Orion joined by Wiley, the esteemed former cellist of the Beaux Arts Trio and Guarneri Quartet. All proceeds will benefit Philabundance.

Sunday . 25 March 2018 . 3:00pm
American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall

Daedalus Quartet
Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet

Daedalus Quartet with Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet

Prokofiev: Quartet in B Minor, Op. 50
Fung: Clarinet Quintet
Ives: Quartet No. 2

This concert with the Daedalus Quartet features the Philadelphia premiere of Vivien Fung’s Clarinet Quintet, a PCMS Co-Commission.

Proceeds support Philabundance.

Thursday . March 15 . 2018 . 7:00pm
Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church . 1625 Locust Street . Philadelphia . PA . 19103

Angela Sin Ying Chan, violin;Mikael Eliasen, piano; Vartan Gabrielian, tenor; Sophia Hunt, mezzo-soprano; Evan Johnson, baritone; Hae Sue Lee, viola; Seula Lee, viola; Miloš Repický piano; Ashley Robillard, soprano; Emily Shehi, violin; Peter Wiley, cello.

Music for Food Philadelphia season conclusion!

Rossini, “Una voce poco fa” from Barber of Seville (Sophia Hunt, mezzo-soprano)

Gounod, “Ah! Lève-toi, soleil” from Roméo et Juliette (Evan Johnson, tenor)

Puccini, “Musetta’s waltz” from La Bohème (Ashley Robillard, soprano)

Rodgers, “Some enchanted evening” from South Pacific (Vartan Gabrielian, bass-baritone)

Brahms, Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52 (Ashley Robillard, soprano; Sophia Hunt, mezzo-soprano; Vartan Gabrielian, tenor; Evan Johnson, baritone; Milos Repicky, piano; Mikael Eliasen, piano)

Dvořák, String Quintet in Eb Major, Op. 97
Allegro non tanto
Allegro vivo
Finale: Allegro giusto

(Angela Sin Ying Chan, violin; Emily Shehi, violin; Hae Sue Lee, viola; Seula Lee, viola; Peter Wiley, cello)

Donations of $20+, $10+ students/seniors, collected at the door. This concert benefits Saint Mark’s Church Food Cupboard.

Saturday . January 20 . 2018 . 7:00pm
First Unitarian Church . 2125 Chestnut Street . Philadelphia . PA . 19103

Jonathan Biss, piano; Ania Filochowska, violin; Joshua Halpern, cello; Kim Kashkashian, viola; Daniel Matsukawa, bassoon; Jennifer Montone, French horn; Cassie Pilgrim, oboe; Tania Villasuso, clarinet

Muisc for Food Philadelphia

Beethoven, Quintet in E-flat Major for Piano and Winds, Op. 16
Brahms, Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26

Donations of $20+, $10+ students/seniors, collected at the door. This concert benefits Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission.

Saturday. October 21 . 2017 . 7:00pm
Field Concert Hall . Curtis Institute . 1726 Locust Street . Philadelphia . PA . 19103

Claire Bourg, violin; Ida Kavafian, violin; Lun Li, violin; Zachary Mowitz, cello; Steven Tenenbom, viola; Kunbo Xu, viola.

Music for Food comes to Curtis!

Dvořák, Terzetto for 2 Violins and Viola, Op. 74
Prokofiev, Sonata for 2 Violins, Op. 56
Mendelssohn, String Quintet in B-flat Major, Op. 87

Donation of $20+, $10+ students/seniors, collected at the door. This concert benefits Broad Street Ministry.

Sunday . December 4 . 2016 . 3:00 pm
American Philosophical Society . Benjamin Franklin Hall . 427 Chestnut Street . Philadelphia . PA 19106

Catherine Cho, violin | Hsin-Yun Huang, viola | Marcy Rosen, cello | Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano


Dvorák: Piano Trio in F Minor, Op. 65
Brahms: Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25

Tickets available through Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.
All proceeds benefit a Philadelphia food pantry.