Pianist Jonathan Biss and the Elias Quartet rehearse in the Perelman Theater before their Philadelphia Chamber Music Society performance. Photo by Langdon Photography. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.
As part of its project *Departure and Discovery: New Directions at the Apex of Creativity*, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society will hold a panel discussion exploring the effect that accumulated knowledge and experience has on artistic creation. Led by Gregg Whiteside, former classical music host for WQXR, the panel will feature musicologist Christoph Wolff, music critic Allan Kozinn, writer Lewis H. Lapham, and behavioral scientist Dr. Daniel Gottlieb. *Departure and Discovery: New Directions at the Apex of Creativity* is a concert series featuring three performances providing new insights into the forms of expression found in the late stages of the lives of nine great composers, including Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, and Schubert.