CHAMBER music series

Fishin’ in C brings the greatest music and internationally renowned artists to Fishtown in a way that brings the community together as a place of joy, camaraderie, inspiration, and fun.  With a wide range of musical offerings including classical, jazz, pop, crossover, and more, Fishin' seeks to provide an oasis of musical arts and culture to Fishtown and the greater Philadelphia community.



Fishin' in C Chamber Music Series! Launching this September in Philadelphia's Fishtown neighborhood.


       All concerts take place at:
Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Atonement
1542 E. Montgomery
Philadelphia, PA 19125
All concerts are free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $10.

 "Chicks", Viktor Hartmann

"Chicks", Viktor Hartmann

09/09 Sunday 2pm

PictureS” - music with projected IMAGES pictures by Hartmann AND FOOTAGE BY PIXAR

Music and art join forces in this colorful program of works inspired  by paintings and scenes!   Mussorgsky's famous Pictures at an Exhibition is presented here in its original version for solo piano with the paintings that inspired it projected in the background.  Debussy's iconic Poisson d'Or is juxtaposed with footage from Pixar's classic Finding Nemo.

Featuring Fishin's co-founders,  Astral Artist Zhenni Li.  


 "The snake charmer"(1880), Jean-Léon Gérôme

"The snake charmer"(1880), Jean-Léon Gérôme

09/30  Sunday 2pm

Mysteries of the Orient” - music of the exotic, paired with silent film

Slip into a fever-dream of the far East.  Explore the land that captured so many composers' imagination as we take you to Java, Sumatra, Borneo, China, and Spain.   This scintillating journey features Ernest Bloch's massive Suite depicting travels in the Orient, excerpts from Debussy's Preludes and Images inspired by the Javanese Gamelan, and Albeniz' journey to the summer nights of Spain in the darkly gleaming Navarra.

 "North Sea: A visual anthology", book cover, by James Attlee

"North Sea: A visual anthology", book cover, by James Attlee

10/07 Sunday 2pm

Fishin' in the North Sea” - music of England and Germany

Join us in Northern Europe as we go fishing for a musical feast in the North Sea, the body of water connecting England and Germany!  Enjoy such masterworks as Bach's 3rd Gamba Sonata, Schumann's Fantasiestücke, Rebecca Clarke's Viola Sonata, York Bowen's Phantasy, and Beethoven's 32 Variations.

Featuring Fishin's co-founders,  Zhenni Li, Piano & Matthew Cohen, Viola  

 Jessica Xylina Osbourne, Piano

Jessica Xylina Osbourne, Piano

10/21  Sunday 2pm

"Towards the Flame” - a modern take on the salon concert

A Concert in the Salon. Program featuring music either written for or arranged for performance in the salon.

Featuring special guest pianist Jessica Osbourne

 "Heifetz on tour"

"Heifetz on tour"

10/26 Friday 7pm

"Heifetz on tour"- music of string family

"Fishin' in C" presents Heifetz International Music Institute, with all things strings featured in this special program!  This full-length, two part concert includes solo works for violin, viola, cello and piano in the first half as well as chamber works by Piazzolla and Fauré in the second.

Featuring special guests Melody Yuan, violin, Matthew Cohen, viola, Noémie Raymond-Friset, cello, Zhenni Li, piano

 The Beatles

The Beatles

11/04  Sunday 2pm

Bach to the Beatles” - The fab four meet the grandfather of western music

Enjoy classics of both the classical and rock world in this special crossover concert!  

Featuring special arrangement by Carson Cohen

11/18  Sunday 2pm

Three's Company” - featuring the thrilling trio of violin, viola and piano

Join us for an afternoon of incredible trios, including the electrifying Oblivion and Winter by the Argentinian tango master Astor Piazzolla, Brahms' Trio in B Major, Op. 8, and Max Bruch's Eight Pieces.

Featuring special guest violinist Bela Horvath; Matthew Cohen, viola & Zhenni Li, piano

 Claude Debussy, French composer

Claude Debussy, French composer

12/02  Sunday 2pm

100 years of Debussy” - featuring chamber music with Saxophone and Viola

A celebration of the centenary of Debussy's passing!  Debussy waxes rhapsodic in the two Rhapsodies for saxophone and viola, accompanied by selections from his rarely performed Trio in G major and his celebrated Preludes.  

Featuring special guest saxophonist Jonathan Wintringham

 DJ with Corey

DJ with Corey

12/16  Sunday 2pm

Classical meets DJ” - featuring Corey Duncan

Special guest DJ Corey Duncan of the Philadelphia Art Dept. guides us through an exciting vinyl tour juxtaposed with carefully selected classical pairings

Stay tuned for 2019

Matthew Cohen, President & Founder
Benjamin Roe, Artistic Advisor
Zhenni Li, Artistic Director & Co-founder
Nicole Palmquist, Marketing Director
Jonathen Wurzel, Stage Manager

Contact us: fishininc@gmail.com