Tickets: $25/$10 students and seniors in advance at Brown Paper Tickets
Founded by Stanichka Dimitrova, PhiloSonia is inspired by her passion for outreach and connecting to today’s audience. It is an innovative concert experience, designed to create a personal connection between audience members and classical music. PhiloSonia offers an insight into established and new works from the chamber music repertoire. Through compelling programming and interactive elements, listeners are guided through an in-depth exploration of a wide variety of works.
PhiloSonia’s third season explores works inspired by literature and poetry. Over the five-concert season, listeners are invited to discover musical settings of scandalous poetry and fantastical fairy tales, a masterpiece by Beethoven that inspired one of Tolstoy’s great works, music inspired by Goethe’s Sturm und Drang movement, and two larger-than-life works inspired by sacred texts.
PhiloSonia’s second installment invites you to revisit some of the most beloved fairy tales from your childhood. The program presents some works directly inspired by stories (Beauty and the Beast, Princes and the Frog, Tom Thumb, Sleeping Beauty) while others leave the details to your imagination.
R. Schumann – Märchenbilder for Piano and Viola, Op. 113
G. Kurtág – Hommage à Robert Schumann Op. 15/d for Clarinet, Viola, Piano
W. Bolcom – Fairy Tales for Viola, Cello, Double Bass
M. Ravel- Ma mère L’Oye for Piano Four Hands
S. Wheeler – Dream Songs for Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Clarinet and Piano
(World Premiere, PhiloSonia Commission)
Andrew Gonzalez, viola
Michael Katz, cello
Vasko Dukovski, clarinet
Pawel Knapik, double bass
Dimitri Dover, piano
Michael Brofman, piano