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We are pleased to share with you some of the outstanding performances taking place on Steinway Pianos in the coming days. How fortunate we are to live and work in a region so rich in culture and musical activities!
The Philadelphia Folk Festival is the oldest continuously run outdoor music festival in North America. Now in its 58th year, the Festival stands apart not only for its longevity but for its unparalleled and unique community of spectacular artists from near and far, dedicated attendees, and volunteers // Friday – Sunday, August 16-18, 2019 // Old Poole Farm, Schwenksville, PA
Under the direction of Michael Hall, the Kennett Symphony celebrates the music of America in this performance under the stars // Saturday, August 17, 2019, 7:30PM // Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
All events are taking place at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia// Saturday, August 3, 10:30 AM // PIERRE VAN DER WESTHUIZEN, Director, Gilmore Keyboard Festival, Lecture // Saturday, August 3, 2:00 PM, CHING-YUN-HU Master Class // Saturday, August 3, 7:30 PM, ALON GOLDSTEINW Piano Recital // Sunday, August 4, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 2019 PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION PRELIMINARY ROUND // Sunday, August 4, 4:00 PM, MAC MCCLURE PIANO RECITAL // Sunday August 4, 7:30 PM, ALON GOLDSTEIN MASTER CLASS // Monday, August 5, 2:00 PM, LYDIA ARTYMIW MASTER CLASS // Monday, August 5, 7:30 PM, PYPA RISING STARS: SARAH TUAN PIANO RECITAL, (Winner of the 2018, Philadelphia International Piano Competition) // Tuesday, August 6, 12:00 PM, GARY GRAFFMAN MASTER CLASS // Tuesday, August 6, 2:00 PM, YEKWON SUNWOO MASTER CLASS // Tuesday, August 6, 3:45 PM, GARY GRAFFMAN MASTER CLASS // Tuesday, August 6, 7:30 PM, YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERT I (FREE TICKET) // Wednesday, August 7, 12:00 PM, GARY GRAFFMAN MASTER CLASS // Wednesday, August 7, 3:45 PM, GARY GRAFFMAN MASTER CLASS // Wednesday, August 7, (time to be announced) 2019 PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION, FINAL ROUND // Wednesday, August 7,7:30 PM, YEKWON SUNWOO PIANO RECITAL (2017 Gold Medalist, Van Cliburn International Piano Competition) // Thursday, August 8, 12:00 PM, GARY GRAFFMAN MASTER CLASS // Thursday, August 8, 3:45 PM, GARY GRAFFMAN MASTER CLASS // Thursday, August 8,7:30 PM, YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERT II (Free Ticket) // Friday, August 9, 7:30 PM, SARA DAVIS BUECHNER PIANO RECITAL // Saturday, August 10. 4:00 -5:00 PM, PYPA RISING STAR: HUIPING CAI PIANO RECITAL (Winner, 2017 Philadelphia International Piano Competition) // Saturday, August 10, 7:30 PM, DANG THAI SON PIANO RECITAL // Sunday, August 11, 2:00 PM, DANG THAI SON MASTER CLASS // Sunday, August 11, 4:00 PM WINNERS’ CONCERT: 2019 PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION
PYPA (Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy) was established by concert pianist Ching-Yun Hu to help young artists achieve their dreams of becoming professional pianists. It has blossomed into one of the most highly anticipated summer piano festivals on the East Coast encompassing intensive master classes and public concerts featuring internationally celebrated pianists and a guest lecture series led by music industry executives offers insight to students and the local community. See PYPA event information below. // Friday, August 2, 2019, 7:30 PM // Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Although this performance is not in Philadelphia, it is with our Philadelphia Orchestra and we couldn’t resist sharing it. So many of us have gotten to know Janice Carissa since she entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2013 to study with Gary Graffman and Robert McDonald // Friday, August 2, 2019, 8:00 PM // Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
Katherine Needleman, Principal oboe of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and faculty at Peabody Conservatory; Toby Appel, viola /viola and chamber music faculty at the Juilliard School; Peter Miyamoto, Professor of piano and chamber music at the University of Missouri; Imani Winds, International chamber ensemble; Patrick Kreeger, Associate organist at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City // Thursday, August 1, 2019 8:00 PM, Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, PA
Now in its 34th year, Piano Camp is a unique and exciting musical experience for high school students from Sunday, July 21 to Friday, July 26. Led by Professor of Piano, Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield, the outstanding faculty includes Todd Simmons, Kairy Koshoeva, Matt Gutwald, Ray Nugent, and Kelly Lin, culminating in a final performance Friday, July 26, 2019, 2:00 -5:00 PM // Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ
Mimi Stillman, flute/Founding artistic director of Dolce Suono Ensemble and faculty at Temple University; Ray Chen, violin/International soloist and recording artist; Dennis Kim, violin;Concertmaster of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra; Soo Bae, cello/Director and founder of Angelos Mission Ensemble; Sharon Wei, viola/Lecturer at Stanford University and assistant professor of viola at Western University (Canada); Rieko Aizawa, piano/Lecturer at Stanford University // Friday, July 26, 8:00 PM, Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, PA
From master classes to guest recitals and enlightening lectures the 2019 Lancaster International Piano Festival (LIPF) will prove to be beneficial and inspiring to its participants as well as enhance the Lancaster community with a series of significant cultural events taking place in 3 venues // Oxana Yablonskaya - Fri. July 19, 7:30 PM – The Ware Center, Lancaster, PA // Chamber Music Concert, Saturday, July 20, 7:30, PM, The Ware Center, Lancaster, PA // Pavel Nersesian – Sunday, July 21, 7:30 PM – The Ware Center, Lancaster, PA // Jeremy Young – Monday, July 22, 7:30 PM, The Trust Performing Arts Center, Lancaster, PA // LIPF Competition Final – Tuesday, July 23, 7:30 PM, The Trust Performing Arts Center, Lancaster, PA // Aysylu Salyakhova – Thursday, July 25, The Trust Performing Arts Center, Lancaster, PA // Piano Gala – Saturday, July 27, 7:00 PM, Lancaster Holy Trinity Lutheran Church // Tickets available at the door or by calling: (717) 208-7835 Trust Center performances; (717) 871-7600 Ware Center performances
Sonora Slocum, Principal flute of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; Steven Copes, Concertmaster of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Priscilla Lee, Associate principal cello of the Philadelphia Orchestra; Natalie Zhu, piano, Artistic director of the Kingston Chamber Music Festival; Patrick Kreeger, Associate organist at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City; Garrett Arney, percussion/Member of the arx duo; Mari Yoshinaga, percussion/Member of the arx duo // Friday, July 19 at 8:00 PM, Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, PA
Dr. Pan will discuss his project to perform the entire 32 piano sonatas, 10 piano/violin sonatas, and 8 piano/cello works of Ludwig Von Beethoven to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth // Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 12:10 PM
One of the Steinway Concert Grand Pianos from Jacobs Music will be on stage with the Orchestra for a great summer series of performances // All performances are at 8:00 PM // Tuesday, July 16, 2019: A Night of Berlioz - Kensho Watanabe, Conductor; Elena Perroni – Soprano // Thursday, July 18, 2019: Broadway’s Best - Steven Reineke, Conductor; Matt Doyle, Vocalist; Betsy Wolfe Vocalist // Saturday, July 20, 2019: Harry Potter (complete with film), Justin Freer, Conductor // Tuesday, July 23, 2019: Rachmaninoff in the Park - Elim Chan, Conductor; Tianxu An, Piano // Wednesday, July 24, 2019: Voyage to the Moon - Gemma New – Conductor; Nmon Ford, Baritone // Friday, July 16, 2019: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (complete with film) - Lucas Richman –Conductor // Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA
Founded in 2010 by pianist Maria Asteriadou, Talented students from around the world join forces for one week for a fully immersive musical experience, working with the Festival's renowned roster of devoted musicians and pedagogues. All concerts and workshops listed below are free and open to the public // CONCERTS: Monday, July 8, 7:30 PM, Schaeffer Auditorium - Works by Beethoven performed by festival faculty // Tuesday, July 9 7:30 PM, Georgian Room, Old Main - Works by 19th and 20th Century Masters, performed by festival faculty // Wednesday, July 10, 7:00 PM, Kutztown Park Bandshell - Works by Mendelssohn, Gershwin and Piazzolla and more - Performed by festival students and orchestra - Special guest appearance: Rosin, The Two Cello Duo, playing pop transcriptions on electric instruments // Thursday, July 11, 7:30 PM, Schaeffer Auditorium - Works by Haydn, Kuhlau, Beethoven, Weber, performed by festival students // Friday, July 12, 7:PM, Schaeffer Auditorium - Works by Dancla, Brahms, Doppler, Ewazen, Tillmetz, Performed by festival students // Saturday, July 13, 2:00 PM, Schaeffer Auditorium - Chamber Music Competition // Saturday, July 13, 7:30 PM, Schaeffer Auditorium - Works by Haydn, Beethoven, Gaubert, Reinecke, Brahms, Schumann, Strauss - Performed by festival students // Sunday, July 14, 2:00 PM, Schaeffer Auditorium - Grand Finale, works by Mozart, Foote, Rota, Shostakovich, Performed by festival students, The Festival Orchestra, Conductor: Julien Benichou // WORKSHOPS: Tuesday, July 9, 2:00 – 3:00 PM-3 PM, Schaeffer 114 - The Violin Maker, Principles of Instrument Making and Setup, Peter Yang: Luthier & Violin Maker // Thursday, July 11, 3:00 -4:00 PM. Schaeffer 14G - Harmonics and Intonation - the harmonic series and principles of piano tuning, Daniel Sponenburg: Concert Piano Technician // Friday, July 12, 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Schaeffer 13G // Entrepreneurship in the Music Industry of Today, AJ Merlino: Grammy nominated music educator/percussionist // Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
The ceremony will include a reading of the Declaration of Independence, the presentation of Mayor Jim Kenney's Magis Award, and the presentation of the Wawa Foundation Hero Award. This ceremony is part of Wawa Welcome America, the nation’s largest free 4th of July festival. The performance will be followed by the annual July 4 Parade from Independence Mall to Penn's Landing. // Thursday, July 4, 2019, 10:00 – 11:30 AM // Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Featuring The Voices of the POPS and the full 65-piece POPS orchestra, this free, patriotic celebration of America's birthday is part of Wawa Welcome America, the nation's largest, free 4th of July festival // Free and open to the public // Wednesday, July 3, 7:00 PM // Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Festival Artists: Amos Fayette, Hal Grossman, Kate Ransom, Benjamin Shute, and Lisa Vaupel, violins; Amadi Azikiwe, Luke Fleming and Mary Harris, violas; Charae Krueger, Lawrence Stomberg and Guang Wang, cellos; Miles Brown, bass; Jennifer Nicole Campbell, Amy Dorfman and Read Gainsford, pianos; Augustine Mercante, countertenor; Eileen Grycky, flute; Christopher Nichols, clarinet // BOHEMIAN GEMS, Thursday, June 20, 7:00 PM // IT’S CLASSIC! Friday, June 21, 7:00 PM // FRIENDS and MENTORS, Saturday, June 22,5:00 PM // OUT OF BAVARIA, Sunday, June 23, 4:00 PM // FRENCH FORAY - Thursday, June 27, 7:00 PM // THE THREE B’s, Friday, June 28, 7:00 PM // RUSSIAN ROMP, Saturday, June 29, 5:00 PM // FINALE FIREWORKS, Sunday, June 30, 4:00 PM // All festival performances will be held at The Music School of Delaware, Wilmington Branch, Wilmington, DE
Divisions 1 and 2: Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:00 PM; Division 3: 4:00 PM // Jacobs Music’s newest location - Shrewsbury Village Shops, 555 Shrewsbury Ave., Shrewsbury NJ //Seating is limited, please call 732.733.1088 for reservations
Kids on Keys Celebrates its Second Anniversary Tomorrow, June 1st at 1:00 PM on WWFM with a rebroadcast of Kids on Keys' very first episode, originally aired in 2017 // Showcasing performances from the Steinway Society of South Jersey’s Young Pianist Competition Finals and Winners Concert that took place at Stockton University on April 23rd 2017. Featured pianists include John Zhang, Vishal Raman, Emma Liu, Evelyn Liu, John Kim, Elizabeth Yang and Hans Derek Yu plus a rare recording by the teenage Daniel Barenboim //Kids on Keys is hosted by WWFM's Artist-in-Residence Jed Distler proudly sponsored by Jacobs Music// 89.1 on the radio dial or streamed from the station's website
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