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Classical Music at Woodmere

Classical Music at Woodmere 

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Tempesta di Mare: Founders' Picks for Lute & Flute

FEBRUARY 26, 5 PM

Celebrate Tempesta di Mare's 20th anniversary with a concert of emotionally powerful baroque music selected and performed by founders Gwyn Roberts and Richard Stone.  Enjoy an evening of music for flute and lute by composers Francesco Maria Veracini and Silvius Leopold Weiss, whose works inspired the founding of Tempesta as a recording and touring ensemble alongside music by Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, William Babell, Giovanni Paolo Cima, and a rarity by Georg Philipp Telemann.

 
Pianist Marja Kaisla: An Evening of Liszt, Brahms, Debussy, and Stravinsky

MARCH 4, 7 PM

Enjoy an evening filled with virtuosity and excitement as Marja Kaisla performs Franz Liszt's Spanish Rhapsody, Johannes Brahms's Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Händel, Claude Debussy's Estampes, and Igor Stravinsky's Petrushka.

 

Pianist Marja Kaisla: An Evening of Schubert 

MARCH 5, 6 PM

This concert will transport you into the sublime beauty and contemplation of Franz Schubert's 6 Moments Musicaux Op.94 and Sonata in B flat Major (D960).

 

Amped Classical: Evolution with Pianist Hugh Sung

APRIL 2, 5 PM

World-renowned pianist and improv phenom Hugh Sung launches the Amped Classical innovation series featuring local artists expanding the boundaries of classical music with modern audio production, genre-bending fusions, and visual orchestration.

Pianist Hugh Sung (dubbed “a genius” by YoYo Ma!) made his Philadelphia Orchestra debut at age 11.  Not since the Baroque era has a player been so flexible, improvising and orchestrating on the fly with ease.  Beyond traditional canon, he has also collaborated on hip hop fusion and even launched his own Visual Recital format with live-rendered animation.  A champion of new music, Hugh has premiered countless works with sensitive readings that capture their essence while moving the soul.

 

Tempesta di Mare: A French Experience

APRIL 9, 5 PM

The French Baroque harpsichord repertoire is known for its unique delicacy and beauty. Adam Pearl performs harpsichord solos from the late baroque period by Claude-Bénigne Balbastre (harpsichord teacher to Thomas Jefferson’s daughters while in Paris),  Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Jacques Duphly, and François Couperin. and talks about why this music lives as viscerally today as it did centuries ago.