Philadelphia Chamber Music Society Announces 2012/2013 Season

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Chamber music by a variety of established and emerging artists is presented by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society during their 27th Anniversary season.

Modigliani Quartet - Emanuel S. Kardon Chamber Music Series - PCMS

Modigliani Quartet - Emanuel S. Kardon Chamber Music Series - PCMS

The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society is pleased to announce its 2012/2013 program — its 27th Anniversary season.

The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (PCMS) is pleased to announce its 2012/2013 program — its 27th Anniversary season. Since 1986, PCMS has presented renowned international and local chamber musicians in venues across Philadelphia including the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center, the American Philosophical Society, and the Independence Seaport Museum. The upcoming season is bright and promising with PCMS showcasing established and emerging artists.

The Emanuel S. Kardon Chamber Music Series and the Comcast Chamber Music Series present the only recital appearances in Philadelphia of the Emerson, Juilliard, Tokyo, Orion and St. Lawrence Quartets as well as European ensembles Pražák, Škampa, Shanghai, Artemis and Leipzig Quartets. In its premiere performance, PCMS welcomes the Modigliani Quartet described as bringing a “gripping and persuasive performance, played with awesome individual and communal brilliance.” (The Strad)

The Piano Recital Series sees the return of Richard Goode, Mitsuko Uchida and Jonathan Biss with Imogen Cooper performing an all-Schubert program. The Vocal Recital Series presents the legendary mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschalger with tenor Ian Bostridge performing Wolf’s Spanisches Liederbuch: Geistliche Lieder and Weltliche Lieder. The series also features mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink, sopranos Stephanie Blythe and Susanna Phillips, and the MET Lindemann Artists performing Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle with the Philadelphia Singers Chorus.

The Joseph and Marie Field String Recital Series presents violinist/violist Pinchas Zukerman, violinist Soovin Kim, and cellist Colin Carr. Miriam Fried, formerly of the Mendelssohn Quartet, will make her first PCMS solo appearance accompanied by her son, pianist Jonathan Biss.

Special Events program has early music ensemble Anonymous 4, guitarist John Williams, the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, Time for Three and the Imani Winds. The season also features the “Next Generation Project” – a series of twelve Philadelphia and World Premieres.

PCMS’ Concerts for the Community Series presents artists at community locations throughout the city with ticket prices as low as $18 ($10 for students). PCMS will also collaborate with 25 area cultural and educational institutions.

Subscriptions are available by visiting http://www.pcmsconcerts.org

ABOUT PCMS
The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (PCMS) aims to serve and enrich audiences with a compelling variety of chamber music and recital programs performed by exceptional international and Philadelphia-based artists. PCMS also promotes new music and music education, collaborating with regional cultural and educational institutions. For more information

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