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2016 - 2017 Season Announcement

Liebesfreud is pleased to announce another season of our "Last Fridays" series at the Art Alliance. 
There will be programs in September, October & November of this year, and January, February, March & May of 2017. 
We will also continue…

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Much to Celebrate

Liebesfreud rehearsals are under way for our "Last Fridays" 10th Anniversary concert on January 29th. 
(The first program in 2006 was on the occasion of Mozart's 250th "birthday". ) 
And the upcoming program, on January 29th, will be our 75th! …

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Thanksgiving as our 10th Season Draws to a Close

Liebesfreud's 10th season is almost in the books; but first, we pause to acknowledge - and THANK - the many fine artists and FRIENDS who have so graciously joined us over the last decade.

2006
Ricardo Morales, Mozart Clarinet Quintet …

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Beethoven's "Harp"

Two opportunities to hear this wonderful masterpiece from the String Quartet literature. 
November 27 (the day after Thanksgiving) in a one hour FREE concert at the Rittenhouse Savoy and December 20 for our Annual Beethoven's Birthday Benefit (for "Wintershelter"- $10…

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The Unknown Dvorak

Well, maybe this is a little misleading... 
... though we will be playing one or two beautiful - but little known - Dvorak love songs to prepare the way for his gorgeous op. 51 string quartet. 
The venue is in…

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September 25th Concert Rescheduled

Dear loyal audience members,  
The weekend visit of Pope Francis is being anticipated greatly by the Philadelphia community. There will be many of you who would have difficulties traveling to our concert so we are 
postponing this performance.
The replacement…

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Le retour de Pierre!

May 1st ~ 5:30 p.m. 
Pierre Tourville joins us again, this time for Brahms.
Audiences will remember, with great pleasure, M. Tourville's Philadelphia premiere in Mozart's C minor Viola Quintet last spring. This year Pierre has graciously agreed to join…

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Haydn and Beethoven

Liebesfreud continues its "Last Fridays" series with a pairing of master and teacher.
The survey of Haydn's op. 20 string quartets continues with the A major (Divertimento)
followed by Beethoven's succinct yet remarkable op. 95.
~ program length, about an…

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A Little Haydn & a Healthy Helping of Beethoven

Those desperately seeking escape from their families’ bosoms can find refuge (and no food) at another of Liebesfreud’s “Last Fridays” shindigs.
This month’s program has no “hook”—no birthday or anniversary of which we’re aware—just two great canonical classics.

The first…

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More Haydn to be Heard

Liebesfreud explores another of the op. 20 works by this "father of the string quartet". 
An open rehearsal at the end of October and a performance the day after Thanksgiving will be the next two opportunities to  continue this journey…

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Liebesfreud's 10th Season Opens

Liebesfreud opens its tenth season of free "Last Fridays" programs on September 26th at Philadelphia's renowned Art Alliance on historic Rittenhouse Square. 

This year's programs will highlight the six quartets of Haydn's op. 20 set, each paired with an adventurously…

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Pierre Tourville Joins Liebesfreud

Liebesfreud anticipates the privilege and joy of yet another collaboration with an esteemed colleague.
Pierre Tourville has graciously agreed to join us to present one of Mozart's great and masterful Viola Quintets. Monsieur Tourville has selected the C minor quintet…