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2014 SEASON SCHEDULE

  Philadelphia Orchestra

PRIMA TRIO –
CLARINET, VIOLIN AND PIANO

January 5, 2014 - 4 PM

The San Carlos Institute

The Prima Trio triumphed at the 2007 Frischoff Chamber Music Competition, winning the coveted Grand Prize as well as the Gold Medal in the Senior Division. The Palm Beach News described the trio as, "a virtuosic tour de force…a whirlwind of joy."

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  Philadelphia Orchestra

SHEN/BERKOVSKY PIANO DUO
January 19, 2014 - 4 PM

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Pianist Jiayin Shen and Michael Berkovsky have been collaborating since 2004 playing 4 hands piano repertoire at both large and private venues throughout the US and Canada. The duo will play concerts in China during the summer of 2013.

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  Philadelphia Orchestra

ALEXANDER STRING QUARTET –
2 VIOLINS, VIOLA, CELLO

February 2, 2014 - 4 PM

The San Carlos Institute

The Alexander String Quartet has performed on five continents, securing standing among the world's premiere ensembles for over three decades. They were the first American quartet to win the London International String Quartet Prize. The New York Times described their playing as, "vibrant, probing, assured."

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  Philadelphia Orchestra

TRIO SOLISTI –
VIOLIN, CELLO, PIANO

February 16, 2014 - 4 PM

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Praise abounds for this exciting piano trio that celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2011-12. Notable critic, Terry Teachout of The Wall St. Journal, proclaimed Trio Solisti the successor of the Beaux Arts Trio as the outstanding chamber music ensemble of its kind.

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  Cavatina Duo

CAVATINA DUO –
FLUTE AND GUITAR

March 2, 2014 - 4 PM

The San Carlos Institute

The New Yorker Magazine noted the great potential of the union of flute and guitar and named Cavatina Duo the best of its kind. The review noted Cavatina’s style, sympathy and technical aplomb, asserting that it is doubtful their sophisticated and artistic playing could be surpassed.

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  Philadelphia Orchestra

GABRIEL CABEZAS – CELLO
March 16, 2014 - 4 PM

With Love FlorenceSt. Paul’s Episcopal Church

This year's Rising Star took top honors in the senior division of the 15th Sphinx Competition in 2012 as well as the Audience Choice Award. As soloist he has played with the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony and the New World Symphony among others. His debut with the Cleveland Orchestra was described as, "remarkably poised and elegant."

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  Philadelphia Orchestra

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA KREMLIN
March 30, 2014 - 4 PM

With Love FlorenceTennessee Williams Theater

Russia is popularly know for two things - its rockets and its violins. The CHAMBER ORCHESTRA KREMLIN is renowned for the latter, but their music will take you soaring as if somehow there is a connection to the former. The New York Times states, " . . . warm, full-blooded and virtuosic playing with colorfully shaped, gleaming phrases." www.ChamberOrchestraKremlin.ru

The winner of the drawing for two free tickets to the March 30 Chamber Orchestra Kremlin concert was W. Ann Reynolds. The Board of Impromptu Classical Concerts congratulates Ann; we look forward to seeing her there, and thank her for her continuing support. We also look forward to seeing a large turnout to celebrate what would have been the 100th Birthday of Florence Fox Loeb, a long-time Board member and volunteer. Tickets are still available.

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Previous 2013 Concerts
  Harlem String Quartet

The Harlem String Quartet
January 13, 2013  - 4 PM

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Praised for its panache by the New York Times and currently the resident ensemble in the New England Conservatory’s Professional String Quartet Program, this acclaimed group is comprised of seasoned soloists who have performed in major venues throughout the country. http://www.harlemquartet.com

 

The Poulenc Trio
January 27, 2013   - 4 PM

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Performing on oboe, bassoon and piano, the trio has been met with great critical acclaim. Being praised by the New York Times for its “elegant renditions” and by the Washington Post for its “near effortless lightness and grace“. They are the most active performing piano-wind group in the world. www.poulenctrio.org

  Frederick Moyer

Frederick Moyer
February 10, 2013 - 4 PM

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Back in Key West by popular demand, this accomplished solo pianist has performed in the finest concert halls in forty-one countries. His enthusiasm, exacting artistry and delightful commentary make him a favorite among audiences who are thus brought into the heart of the musical experience. http://www.frederickmoyer.com/

  Jonah Kim

Jonah Kim
February 24, 2013  - 4 PM

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

This cello virtuoso who began his studies at Juilliard and developed his passion for chamber music at Curtis, has performed with chamber orchestras and given recitals nationwide and has been highly praised by critics. The Washington Post’s Joseph McLellan said he “sounded like the next Yo Yo Ma”. http://www.thejonahkim.com/

  Randall Goosby

Randall Goosby
March 3, 2013  - 4 PM

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

This year’s Rising Star, is a 16 year old violinist who has been given a magnificent Maggini violin (c1590) from the Stradivari Society of Chicago as a loan. He has already appeared with major orchestras across the United States and has made two solo appearances at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium. http://www.sphinxmusic.org/

  Philadelphia Orchestra

Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
March 17, 2013 - 4 PM

With Love FlorenceThe San Carlos Institute

This year’s With Love, Florence large string ensemble is dedicated to transforming lives through the richness and beauty of classical music. Its performances are provocative, poetic and reflect its passion for bringing music to new audiences in America and across the world. http://www.philadelphiavirtuosi.com/links.html

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