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Keeping PCE programming Wildly Ambitious (Anne Midgette, The Washington Post) requires the support of our audiences and friends. PCE is committed to radically rethinking the concert experience, to refreshing both the format and repertoire. Your gift helps us innovate, educate, and illuminate.

Special Offer for Year-end Donors:

Donors contributing $500 or more to this month’s Year-End Campaign will receive two free tickets to an invitation-only recital by PCE’s terrific principal cellist, Benjamin Capps. Thanks to a gift from the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, every donation of $500 or more will be matched to meet our $10,000 year-end goal.

Ben will perform (and talk about) the complete cycle of Twenty-four Preludes for solo cello by Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-1996) – hailed by Gidon Kremer as a Russian composer “as great as Shostakovich.”

A reception follows this 75-minute private concert, in the Cathedral’s intimate Bethlehem Chapel.