and Mendelssohn’s Octet
PCC’s gala opener will showcase nine dazzling artists in five scintillating dances, four soulful romances, and Mendelssohn’s beloved Octet, the 16-year-old composer’s miraculous melding of youthful exuberance and sovereign musical command.
PETER SERKIN, PIANO
Mozart and Bach
Featuring The Goldberg Variations
“Serkin is a great pianist because he is an original musical thinker…Serkin consistently provided an amazing and illuminating amount of subtle detail; every chord was fascinatingly voiced, every phrase tenderly sculpted, the counterpoint limned a way a great Bach player does.”
— The Boston Globe
ALESSIO BAX AND LUCILLE CHUNG, PIANOS
A Pianistic Partnership
“Bax and Chung are husband and wife, so it’s not surprising that their piano duets work so well. They share a brilliant clarity in their playing. In this scintillating recital, it’s hard to find even a fleeting moment where ensemble is less than meticulous.”
— The Sunday Times, London, November 2014
BENJAMIN BEILMAN AND ORION WEISS
Violin & Piano Music from Four Centuries
Two of today’s fastest-rising artists, Beilman and Weiss’s deeply communicative performances have won them worldwide acclaim. Their far-flung musical journey will traverse works by Mozart, Beethoven, Kreisler, and Rzewski.
THE DANISH STRING QUARTET
Beethoven: Early, Middle, & Late Quartets
“They could be grounded in their tone or mystical. They allowed time to stand still, and they could assume the pose of excitingly aggressive rockers. They did it all.”
— Mark Swed, The Los Angeles Times
SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018 AT 3 PM
NEUBAUER-McDERMOTT FAMILY CONCERT
The stellar Neubauer-McDermott Family will bring PCC’s eleventh season to an exhilarating conclusion. The concert will include the World Premiere of Gilad Cohen’s “Moonrhymes” for Three Violins, Viola, and Piano, composed especially for this event.
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