One look at the wacky time machine in the lobby of the Kimmel Center will tell you that classical-music marketing is changing. For better or worse, this is a necessity. Many young musicians have grasped this reality, even as they may be dealing with it more subtly. Pianist Jonathan Biss is a potent example. In many ways, he is old-school; he still plays plenty of Mozart and Beethoven, but he also blogs with insight and self-deprecating humor. He takes chances with his programming, too, such as his bold interspersing of Schumann (Fantasy Pieces) and Janácek (On the Overgrown Path), featured on this Philadelphia Chamber Music Society recital. But it would be all for naught if he were not the smart and exciting artist that he is.
Wed., March 6, 8 p.m., $24, Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St., 215-569-8080, pcmsconcerts.org.