Music Transforms, founded by violinist/violist Joseph Kauffman and cellist Yoni Draiblate in 2013, strives to make a difference in the community, collaborating with world-renowned artists to create a series of concerts of the highest quality and caliber. The proceeds from these concerts are used to provide children at The Mitchell School in Southwest Philadelphia with free music lessons and performance opportunities.

2017 - 2018 Season

Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Lambert Orkis, Piano
Preferred pianist for violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter
Professor of piano at Temple University in Philadelphia

Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Tim Evers, Organ
Barbara Prugh, Trumpet
Melanie Sarakatsannis, Soprano
Kimberly Oppelt, Mezzo-Soprano

Sunday, May 21, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Prometheus Chamber Orchestra

Past Concerts

Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
Oscuro Quintet
(Philadelphia's first and premier tango nuevo ensemble)
Shinjoo Cho, bandoneon
Joseph Kauffman, violin
Antonio Boyadjian, piano
Jason Klinke, guitar
Benjamin Blazer, double bass

Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society
The Midnight Society delivers the sound of jazz, blues, pop - sweet & hot from the 1920s-30s.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
BEETHOVEN:  String Quartet No. 11,  Op. 95
SCHOENBERG:  Verklärte Nacht

Meichen Barnes, Violin
Stephen Tavani, Violin
Colin Brookes, Viola
Joseph Kauffman, Viola
Yoni Draiblate, Cello
Michal Schmidt, Cello
Plus a special performance by the violin students from the Mitchell Elementary School

Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
Arcadian Trio
Igor Szwec, violin
Vivian Barton Dozor, Cello
Diana Goldsmith, piano

Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. 
BEETHOVEN:  String Trio, Op. 9
SCHUMANN:  Piano Quartet, Op. 47
Netanel Draiblate, violin
Joseph Kauffman, viola
Yoni Draiblate, cello
Lura Johnson, piano

October 23, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Bryan Holten, organ
Program included: Suite, op. 5 ~Maurice Duruflé

September 25, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Philos Brass Ensemble
11 Brass Players performing a dvierse mix of repertoire

March 13, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
BACH: The Goldberg Variations
Pianist Simone Dinnerstein

February 28, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
BRAHMS: Piano Quintet in F minor, opus 36 for piano and string quartet
SOLLIMA: Heimat Terra
SHOSTAKOVICH: Trio for 2 violins and piano
Joe Kauffman, violin
Yoni Draiblate, cello
Bryan Holten, piano

February 21, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
“My Music, My Love:” an original play about Brahms.
Violinist Eduard Schmieder as Joseph Joachim
Pianist Svetlana Smolina as Clara Schumann
Temple University Conductor Andreas Delf as Johannes Brahms

November 22, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
Works by Bach,Boccherini, Popper, Fitzenhagen, Rossini.

October 18, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
ARENSKY: Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky
HAYDN: Divertimento for Cello and String Orchestra
VIVALDI: Concerto for 4 Violins, op. 3, no. 10 in b minor
BRITTEN: Simple Symphony
The Prometheus Chamber Orchestra

September 20, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
A Night of Chamber Music with Branford Marsalis
Works by Busch, Piazzolla, and Jazz Favorites.
Raphael Fusco's World Premiere of Alternate Routes: A Diversion for Saxophone and Ensemble (2015)
Branford Marsalis, Saxophone
Alexandra Cutler-Fetkewitz, Violin I
Yeseaul Ann, Violin II
Joseph Kauffman, Viola
Yoni Draiblate, Cello
Michal Schmidt, Cello
Dan Turkos, Bass
Raphael Fusco, Piano
Shinjoo Cho, Bandoneon

March 30, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
Destination: Music
Works by Dvorak, Franck, Paganini & Beethoven
Netanel Draiblate, violin
Davide de Ascaniss, violin
Joseph Kauffman, viola
Yoni Draiblate, cello

January 18th, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
Winter Memories
Mozart, Liszt, Piazzola, Brahms

October 12, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
Works by Brahms & Strauss
Ana-Catalina Ramierz, Clarinet
Yoni Draiblate, Cello
Bethany Brooks, Piano

March 22, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
Light and Darkness
HAYDN: String Quartet, op. 76, no. 4 in B-flat Major
SCHUBERT: String Quartet, no. 14 in d minor D.810
Netanel Draiblate, violin
King Augustyn, violin
Joseph Kauffman, viola
Yoni Draiblate, cello

January 19, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
Argentinian Winter
Works by: Piazolla, Ginastera & Plaza
Oscuro Quintet
Joseph Kauffman, Violin
Ben Blazier, Double Bass
Shinjoo Cho, Bandoneon
Saine Hsu, Piano
Jason Klinke, Guitar
Yoni Draiblate, Cello
Bethany Brooks, Piano