Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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A Thousand Nights With Schubert, Beethoven & Other Close Friends

Miles Cohen, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society's All-Around-Do-Anything-That-Needs-Doing-Guy, has determined that tonight's Jonathan Biss recital will be PCMS's 1,000th concert.

A Thousand Nights With Schubert, Beethoven & Other Close Friends

Miles Cohen, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society's All-Around-Do-Anything-That-Needs-Doing-Guy, has determined that tonight's Jonathan Biss recital will be PCMS's 1,000th concert.

That's a heavy dose of strings quartets, pianists, vocal recitals and other small-scale instrumental collaborations that the city would have otherwise missed during the past 25 years. We've sung the praises of this smart, efficient and artistically vital organization before, but it's never redundant to highlight great things happening in the city.

If you've got a ticket to the Biss concert, take a moment to congratulate PCMS founder Tony Checchia (pictured) and his band of merry colleagues who make the music happen. If you don't have a ticket, you'll have to wait - for reasons that further point to PCMS's success. Tonight's concert is sold out.

Peter Dobrin Inquirer Classical Music Critic
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Peter Dobrin is a classical music critic and culture writer for The Inquirer. Since 1989, he has written music reviews, features, news and commentary for the paper, covering such topics as the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the Venice Biennale, expansion of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Philadelphia Orchestra's bankruptcy declaration in 2011, Philadelphia's evolving performing arts center and the general health of arts and culture.

Dobrin was a French horn player. He earned an undergraduate degree in performance from the University of Miami, and received a master's degree in music criticism from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Elliott Galkin. He has no time to practice today.

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