CLASSICAL SATURDAYS

  • Presented By: Woodmere Art Museum
  • Dates: 2/29/2020, 3/14/2020, 3/28/2020, 4/4/2020
  • Location: Woodmere Art Museum
  • Address: 9201 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118
  • Phone: (215) 247-0476
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Price: $25 ($15 members)
  • Details

    January 11
    An Evening of Tchaikovsky and Ravel
    Musician: Marja Kaisla, piano
    Virtuoso pianist Marja Kaisla opens our classical season with Tchaikovsky’s beautiful piano cycle, The Seasons, a collection of twelve piano pieces, each one representing a month of the year. It will be followed by one of Ravel’s most personal compositions, Le Tombeau de Couperin, dedicated to the memory of friends who had died in World War I. Born in Helsinki, Kaisla has performed extensively in Europe and the United States, having had her Carnegie Hall debut in 2005.

    February 29
    From Bach to Barber: Three Centuries of Beautiful Music for Cello and Piano
    Musicians: Scott Ballantyne, cello; Hiroko Sasaki, piano
    Internationally recognized soloists Scott Ballantyne and Hiroko Sasaki will perform the works of virtuoso composers Bach, Cassadó, Haydn, Schubert, Schumann, and Philadelphia’s Isadore Freed and Samuel Barber. Ballantyne débuted before a sold-out house at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in 2002 and has performed throughout the world. Ms. Sasaki performs internationally and annually at Carnegie Hall.

    March 14
    Tempesta di Mare: A French Experience
    Musician: Adam Pear, harpsichord
    The French Baroque harpsichord repertoire is known for its unique delicacy and beauty. Adam Pearl performs harpsichord solos from the late baroque period by Balbastre (harpsichord teacher to Thomas Jefferson’s daughters while in Paris), Forqueray, Duphly, and Royer, and talks about why this music lives as viscerally today as it did centuries ago.

    March 28
    Curtis at Woodmere
    Musician: Daniel Hsu, piano
    Daniel Hsu will perform Franz Liszt's powerful and emotional, Sonata in B Minor, considered by many to be his ultimate masterpiece. Hsu will also perform Schumann's Kinderszenen ("Scenes from Childhood"), Op. 15, a set of thirteen pieces that convey the many moods of childhood memories. Hsu has debuted with the Philadelphia Orchestra (2016) and Carnegie Hall (2017), among other achievements.

    April 4
    Philadelphia Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra: Mozart, Bartók, Gershwin, and More

    Gary D. White, music director and conductor
    The talented and energetic young musicians of the Philadelphia Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra present a concert of music by Geminiani, Mozart, Nielsen, Gershwin, and Bartók, with a special world premiere performance of Sören Sieg’s Celebration for String Orchestra.

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CLASSICAL SATURDAYS
  • 9201 Germantown Ave
  • Philadelphia, PA 19118
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  • Woodmere Art Museum
  • $25 ($15 members)