2017-2018 Music Season


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October 14 & 15, 2017: “FRENCH REBELLIONS – MUSIC OF LES SIX”

BUY TICKETS NOW FRENCH REBELLIONS: Music of LES SIX flute, piano, oboe, English horn “Les Six” (French for ‘the six’)  was a group of young French composer-friends (including one woman) involved together in various musical and artistic endeavors around 1920. Jean Cocteau, writer/designer. playwright became a ‘leader’ of them for awhile, and five of them jointly […]


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November 18, 2017: FINE ART PIANO DUO: MUSIC FOR TWO PIANOS featuring “THE NUTCRACKER SUITE”

BUY TICKETS NOW ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY! Setting the tone for the coming holiday,  Our own FINE ART PIANO DUO Katarzyna Salwinski and Rollin Wilber, performs MUSIC FOR TWO PIANOS featuring THE NUTCRACKER SUITE by Peter IlyichTchaikovsky Held at Manayunk’s outstanding new performance hall, VENICE ISLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. Its acoustics are impressive, and the seats provide an excellent view of the […]


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January 27 & 28, 2018: “A MIGHTY HANDFUL – MUSIC OF THE RUSSIAN FIVE”

BUY TICKETS NOW A MIGHTY HANDFUL ~ Music of The Russian Five TATYANA RASHKOVSKY, mezzo-soprano KATARZYNA SALWINSKI, piano ROLLIN WILBER, piano ‘The Five’ were a group of similar-thinking composers gathered around Mily Balakirev. They essentially created a myth about themselves as a musical movement that was more ‘authentically Russian’ than the classic music of the Conservatory, […]


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March 24 & 25, 2018: “MUSICAL FANTASIES – TWO PIANISTS IN RECITAL”

BUY TICKETS NOW Two solo pianists playing works that lead to the height of Romantic expression MUSICAL FANTASIAS with pianists KATARZYNA SALWINSKI and ROLLIN WILBER MUSIC Franz Schubert: Fantasy in F minor for FOUR-HAND PIANO Chopin: Fantasy in F minor Mendelssohn: Fantasy in F# minor, op.28 Beethoven: “Moonlight” Sonata quasi una fantasia Brahms: 7 Fantasien, op. 116 Mozart: Fantasia in F […]


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May 19 & 20, 2018: “BEETHOVEN TO BRAHMS… & E.T. A. HOFFMANN”

BUY TICKETS NOW *   *   * BEETHOVEN TO BRAHMS… & E.T.A. HOFFMANN A Special Concert with accompanying presentation about the birth of romanticism. Samuel Nebyu – violin Yoni Draiblate, cello Katarzyna Salwinski, piano Rollin Wilber, piano *  *  * MUSIC: E.T.A. HOFFMANN: Grand Piano Trio in E major BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata in E major, op.109 […]


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June 17, 2018 AT 3PM: “A MIGHTY HANDFUL – MUSIC OF THE RUSSIAN FIVE”

REPEAT PERFORMANCE OF OUR JANUARY CONCERT! GET TICKETS: www.maePhila.org A MIGHTY HANDFUL ~ Music of The Russian Five TATYANA RASHKOVSKY, mezzo-soprano KATARZYNA SALWINSKI, piano ROLLIN WILBER, piano ~ given with a visual presentation of PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION ‘The Five’ were a group of similar-thinking composers gathered around Mily Balakirev. They essentially created a myth about themselves […]


NOTES ON THE 2017-2018 CONCERT SEASON

 Here are some notes on how our CURRENT SEASON’S PROGRAMS relate to the following season’s ‘War of the Romantics': “FRENCH REBELLIONS – MUSIC OF LES SIX”  (October, 2017) Six French composers grouped together and known for their quite individual, yet pleasing and generally sophisticated composing styles, pleasing audiences of the time. In general, their approach reacts […]