SUMMER SERIES 2019 (BalletX): BalletX brings The Little Prince to life

This contemporary ballet of a classic children’s book is immediately understandable for children, but also poignant and thought-provoking for adults.

BETTY’S SUMMER VACATION (IRC): A terribly funny nightmare of a beach trip

For their June show, the Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium decided to take on a grotesque play by Christopher Durang which Tina Brock directed. Brock herself has the prime comedic role of…

ALL STRAVINSKY (PA Ballet): What about the music?

The Pennsylvania Ballet does their best to ignore their fantastic orchestra

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Opera Philadelphia): Fairy magic and flying beds

Benjamin Britten’s music still sounds wonderfully imaginative and modern

Xavier Foley makes the double bass sing at PCMS

The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presents a Musical Fund Society Series with Xavier Foley, Sejoon Park, and Eunice Kim

Piffaro Presents a 16th-Century French Noel

The exquisite program notes took the audience as close to the sixteenth century French Noel midnight mass as possible

Without Peer: The Cherry Street Pier opening is an unqualified success

An anticipated cultural attraction opens along the Delaware River.

TRANSCENDENCE TO TRANSPARENCY (Les Canards Chantants): Music review

Les Canards Chantants (“the singing ducks”), a renaissance polyphony voice ensemble, was born in England but is now based in Philadelphia.

The German Society of Pennsylvania presents their final Delius Society Concert

The Wister Quartet and Choral Arts Philadelphia gave their audience a rare chance to hear the Delius Songs of Sunset.

Lahav Shani leads Philadelphia Orchestra with music by Lindberg, Stravinsky, and Prokofiev

Twenty-nine-year-old maestro Lahav Shani leads the Philadelphia Orchestra with a spotlight on trumpeter David Bilger

NINETEEN MOVEMENTS FOR UNACCOMPANIED CELLO (Scott Ordway): Sounding the Chestnut Hill Skyspace for a world premiere

The premiere of composer Scott Ordway’s Nineteen Movements for Unaccompanied Cello took place in the perfect setting – the James Turrell Skyspace in the Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting.

VISUAL MUSIC (Network for New Music at the University of the Arts): Art in music

Out of the ordinary, but a delight to experience.

[music review] Mélomanie at Saint Clements with soprano Clara Rottsolk

The eclectic chamber group Mélomanie presented some of their characteristic “provocative pairings of early & contemporary works” in Saint Clement’s Church on Saturday

PABLO HERAS-CASADO RETURNS (Philadelphia Orchestra): Old and new

Although Spanish guest conductor has led the Philadelphia Orchestra once before, in 2016, he is a relatively new face for the Philadelphians.

HILARY HAHN PLAYS BERNSTEIN (Philadelphia Orchestra): A stunning postlude

The performance was more than the music – it was four friends who find that although they spend their lives practicing, they actually enjoy playing music together.