Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 8:00pm
Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St.
Join AMY SUE BARSTON and NAVAH PERLMAN for an evening of Musical and Edible Desserts: an assortment of music from artists including Chopin, Debussy, and Silverman. For more information about the pieces being performed, click here. A dessert reception will follow the performance.
Proceeds from this event will help fund CPHI programming, including:
- A newly established refugee clinic at Penn Center for Primary Care. Funds raised will help support the needs of the newly arrived refugees.
- The Healthy Post newspaper at Lea elementary school (West Philadelphia), a school based newspaper where students write about health issues while simultaneously learning the business of journalism and improving literacy skills.
- ServiceLink, a medical student led project at Sayre Health Center that helps link patients to public benefits, specialty care, health information and other needed services.
Praised as "passionate and elegant" by The New York Times, cellist Amy Sue Barston has performed as a soloist and chamber musician on stages all over the world, including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Ravinia, Bargemusic, Caramoor, Haan Hall (Jerusalem), The Banff Centre (Canada), The International Musicians Seminar (England), The Power House (Australia), and Chicago's Symphony Center. Amy is the cellist of The Corigliano Quartet, which has been hailed by Strad Magazine as having "abundant commitment and mastery," and whose recent Naxos CD was named one of the top two recordings of the year by both the New Yorker and Gramophone Magazine. She also performs regularly in duos, trios, and quartets with the world's most celebrated fiddler, Mark O'connor. She has performed sonatas and chamber music with many of the world’s leading musicians, including Leon Fleisher, Jon Kimura Parker, Arnold Steinhardt, Bernard Greenhouse, and Ani Kavafian.
Known for her lyrical eloquence on the stage, Navah Perlman has established herself as one of the most poetic and admired pianists of her generation. She has performed to critical acclaim in major concert venues throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Ms. Perlman has appeared with numerous orchestras throughout North America including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Nashville Symphony and Montreal Symphony. Internationally, Ms. Perlman has appeared with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Mexico, the Israel Philharmonic, the Prague Symphony and the New Japan Philharmonic in Suntory Hall. Her 2009-2010 season highlights included performances with the Israel Philharmonic, Westchester Philharmonic and a duo-performance with soprano Arianna Zukerman in Washington, D.C. In addition to her successful solo career, Ms. Perlman collaborates frequently in chamber music with violinist Giora Schmidt and cellist Zuill Bailey as the Perlman/Schmidt/Bailey Trio. The 2010-2011 season brings Ms. Perlman to the Napa Valley Symphony in a performance of Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto and includes duo recitals with Ms. Zukerman and Mr. Bailey.