Following a recent concert, the publication Urban Milwaukee noted: “If violinist Melissa White and pianist Pallavi Mahidhara are the future of classical music, then the future is bright!”

Not only are they two of the most highly acclaimed young classical musicians on the scene today, but they are friends who relish the chance to perform together. They have appeared in duo recitals at the Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society, the Sarah Ball Allis Arts Museum, the Phillips Collection, and Purdue University.

At 3 p.m. Sunday (March 10), the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra will present the duo in concert at the Phelps Mansion Museum in downtown Binghamton. The performance is part of the Garufi Law, P.C. Phelps Mansion Museum Series.

Both artists have expanded the definition of what it means to be a classical musician today, performing works by living composers as well as the standard masterpieces of the repertoire.

Sunday’s concert will include works by Johannes Brahms, George Gershwin, William Grant Still and American women composers Amy Beach and Nokuthula Ngwenyama. As Mahidhara puts it: “We are performing works by composers who represent a diversity of backgrounds, much like the two of us.”

White’s resume includes debuts with the Buffalo Philharmonic and Charlotte, Valdosta and West Virginia Symphony Orchestras, and recordings of both Florence Price violin concertos with the National Philharmonic. She is the 2023-2024 Joyce C. Willis Artist in residence with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

Mahidhara has appeared in solo and orchestral concerts across five continents, performing at Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Performances in 2023-2024 include appearances in Europe and the United States, and recitals with chamber music colleagues, including two European tours with Curtis on Tour.

“Don’t miss the chance to hear these exciting young artists,” a release from the Philharmonic says.

IF YOU GO: Tickets are $25 for general seating and are available at or at the door. A cash bar will be provided by the Phelps Mansion Museum. The museum is located at 191 Court St., Binghamton.