Philadelphia favorite and Curtis Institute of Music graduate Lang Lang brings his international star power and dazzling virtuosity to Verizon Hall with Mozart’s buoyant Piano Concerto No. 17. A frequent guest with the Fabulous Philadelphians, the Chinese pianist regularly proves why the New York Times has called him “the hottest artist on the classical music planet.”
Rachelle and Ronald Kaiserman Chair
David Cramer is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He joined The Philadelphia Orchestra as assistant principal flute in 1981 and became associate principal flute in 1984. He has participated in the Tanglewood Festival and the Central City Colorado Opera Festival. Before joining The Philadelphia Orchestra, he was a member of the Montreal and Pittsburgh symphonies.
A frequent chamber music performer in the Philadelphia area, Mr. Cramer has also appeared as soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Haddonfield (NJ) Symphony, the West Jersey Chamber Symphony, the Temple University Orchestra, and the Main Line Symphony. He has served on the faculty of Carnegie-Mellon University and currently teaches at Temple University.
Mr. Cramer is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music. His teachers have included Murray Panitz, William Hebert, Barbara Peterson, and James Pappoutsakis. Mr. Cramer has also played in master classes with Marcel Moyse.
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