Susan Graham and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society - 6abc Loves the Arts

March 19, 2014 6:40:39 AM PDT
Renowned mezzo-soprano Susan Graham has traveled the world gracing audiences with her uniquely compelling brand of singing, and now the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society is bringing her to Philadelphia for her solo recital debut at the Kimmel Center. PCMS Artistic Director, Miles Cohen says the concert offers audiences an opportunity to witness of the of the opera world's best in a way that many have never seen her before.

"Susan Graham is a singer who is at the pinnacle of her career. You don't typically get a star of that repute coming and performing in a small venue."

Graham has put together a program that travels the spectrum of the vocal repertoire from an early English song to a French piece. "She'll also delve into German leder and Russian song and at the end of the evening," says Cohen, "there will even be some pop songs from America and France from the early 1920's.

With only 600 seats in The Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater, Cohen says, the recital program promised to be a very personal experience. "It's just a singer and a pianist and the stage and there's nothing else so you'll get the most intimate viewing of Susan that you could imagine."

And since it's the mission of PCMS to make concerts affordable, Cohen says tickets are just $24. "You will experience an evening of music making in a setting that will definitely change your world when it comes to what you think of, your preconceived notions about classical music and about seeing an opera superstar performing right before you very eyes."

The concert is set for April 2nd at 8pm. For tickets, go to

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