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The 2022-23 Season
Dates, times, programs, and artists subject to change.

SCHUBERT QUINTET 

Wednesday, October 12, 12:00 pm

Grace Church, White Plains

 

   Deborah Wong, violin

   Laura Oatts, violin

   Liuh-Wen Ting, viola

   Eugene Moye, cello

   Roberta Cooper, cello

 

   Schubert: String Quintet in C Major

 

Schubert’s famed quintet can quicken the pulse, bring tears to one’s eyes, and reveal the meaning of life and love, all at once.

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40th ANNIVERSARY SEASON OPENER 

Sunday, October 16, 3:00 pm

Purchase Performing Arts Center

    Jayce Ogren, conducting

    Ran Dank, piano

    Jessie Montgomery: Banner

    Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2

    Montgomery: Strum

    Mozart: Symphony No. 40

Finally! After having their concert with us cancelled in April 2020 due to the pandemic, the long-awaited pairing of Jayce Ogren and Ran Dank can be consummated, and we proudly add the rising star composer Jessie Montgomery to the mix for a grand 40th celebration.

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STRINGS ATTACHED 

Wednesday, November 9, 12:00 pm

Grace Church, White Plains

   Robin Bushman, violin

   Jessica Troy, viola

   Lanny Paykin, cello

 

   Haydn: String Trio in B-flat Major, Hob.V:8

   Mozart: Divertimento in E-flat Major, K.563

   Beethoven: Serenade in D Major, Op.8

 

It occured to Robin Bushman that these three works, composed as “evening serenades,” have much in common with each other. By excepting certain movements, the connections reveal themselves.

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THE PHIL’S BOPPIN’ BRASS QUINTET 

Sunday, December 11, 12:00 pm

Greenburgh Public Library

 

   Wayne duMaine and Lowell Hershey, trumpet

   Will DeVos, horn; Michael Seltzer, trombone; Marcus Rojas, tuba

 

   Music of Bach, Ellington, WC Handy, Tchaikovsky, Scott Joplin, and more.

The Phil’s beloved BQ swings, literally and figuratively, from Baroque to be-bop, plus a healthy dose of holiday cheer, with Wayne duMaine’s guided tour narrative that grown-ups love as much as the kids.

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CLASSICAL NIRVANA 

Sunday, December 18, 3:00 pm

Purchase Performing Arts Center

 

   Kazem Abdullah, conducting

   Anthony McGill, clarinet

 

   Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture

   Weber: Clarinet Concerto No. 1

   Bizet: Symphony in C

 

Abdullah and McGill return to our stage for an object lesson in why the art form has been indispensable for 350 years.

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AUGUST IN JANUARY 

Wednesday, January 11, 12:00 pm

Grace Church, White Plains

 

   Gregg August, double bass

   Todd Reynolds, violin

   Manuel Valera, piano

 

   August: Trio for Violin, Piano and Bass

   August: Los Tres Golpes/Used to be a Montuno

 

Phil bassist Gregg August is also a composer. A recent Grammy nomination confirms it.

MOZART QUINTET 

Wednesday, March 1, 12:00 pm

Grace Church, White Plains

 

   Melanie Feld, oboe

   Ben Baron, clarinet

   Harry Searing, bassoon

   Zohar Schondorf, horn

   Christopher Oldfather, piano

 

   Mozart: Quintet in E-Flat for piano and winds, K. 452

 

This one is free. On March 12, this same work will be performed with pianist Jeremy Denk at the Purchase PAC…and will not be free.

We actually recommend hearing both.

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DENK PLAYS MOZART 

Sunday, March 12, 3:00 pm

Purchase Performing Arts Center

 

   Jeremy Denk, piano-leader

 

   Mozart: Sonata No. 8 in A Minor, K. 310

   Mozart: Quintet in E-Flat for piano and winds, K. 452

   Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466

 

   

Our third engagement of Mr. Denk pretty much explains what we – and you – think of him. This all-Mozart program spotlights

members of the Phil’s wind section, and for the concerto, every seat in the house will be on the “keyboard side.”

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CLASH OF THE CELLOS

Wednesday, April 26, 12:00 pm

Grace Church, White Plains

 

   Eugene Moye, cello

   Sarah Carter, cello

   Roberta Cooper, cello

   Maureen Hynes, cello

   Eliana Mendoza, cello

   Maxine Neumann, cello

   Lanny Paykin, cello

   with Marisa Karchin, soprano

 

   Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasillieras No. 5, and more.

 

The entire Philharmonic cello section gathers for great fun, a surprise or two, and that famed, wordless melody of Villa-Lobos.

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