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Better Late than ...

Probably without his inestimable contribution in the Opera genre, Giuseppe Verdi would not belong in the pantheon of great composers. 
Still though, last year Liebesfreud was so looking forward to celebrating -  with the rest of the world - the…

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Schubert Anniversary

Philadelphia favorite, cellist Vivian Barton, joins Liebesfreud (again!) to help us celebrate this Schubert anniversary with that master's sublime C major Quintet.
The ACADEMY OF VOCAL ARTS (AVA) has graciously offered to host this special - and our 60th! -…

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Last "Last Friday" for 2013

Liebesfreud begs your indulgence: November's program has changed due to a hand injury of our violist.

The new program will begin with Mozart and Borodin; Beethoven is still represented, although by his G major String Trio. The Verdi will be…

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Art Alliance Season Opener

In 1994, President Bill Clinton issued a proclamation urging all Americans to observe September as Classical Music Month. Intoned Mr. Clinton: “In the symphony halls of our great cities across America, in the community centers of our small towns, on…

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2013-14 Season

Liebesfreud's 9th season opens in a month with Schubert's last great String Quartet. Open rehearsals - ideal opportunities for the chamber music lover - resume in October. In November we offer homage to Verdi in this 200th anniversary year of…

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"Death and the Maiden"

n.b.  Next month's "Last Fridays" concert is on the Last Saturday! - May 25th -

The second in Liebesfreud's four concert series of the important works for string quartet highlights the quartet known as "Death and the Maiden".  Arguably the…

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March 29 Concert

Our March "Last Fridays" concert is Friday, March 29, 5:30–6:30 pm at the Philadelphia Art Alliance. This concert begins a survey of the great Schubert string quartets with the A minor String Quartet D. 804, the "Rosamunde" quartet.

If…

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February Open Rehearsal

This season Liebesfreud is replacing some of our usual ‘Last Fridays’ concerts with open rehearsals. The next of these takes place Friday, February 22 at noon at our usual venue, the Art Alliance.

We will be rehearsing Schubert's glorious Quartet…

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Our Eighth Season Kicks Off

2012 was a wonderful year for Liebesfreud.
We closed out a survey of the ten "Celebrated" quartets of Mozart, celebrated our 50th "Last Fridays" program and completed our first "Beethoven Cycle".
In the process, regrettably, we ignored (just for the…

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Beethoven's Birthday Just Around the Corner

A month until the big day - our 10th Annual Beethoven's Birthday Bash. As always, all monies raised go to Trinity Center's CORP [Community Outreach Partnership] which benefits Philadelphia's homeless through its Wintershelter program.
This year we are delighted to…

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Fabulous 50

What a pleasure to collaborate once again with consummate artist Ricardo Morales for our 50th "Last Fridays" program! Thanks to Ricardo, our loyal audience and to the anonymous longtime fan who underwrote rental expenses for the Kimmel Center's stunning Dorrance…