A dilettante at large Toby Zinman reviews Candide by Leonard Bernstein.
The Master and the Magician: Fred Hersch and Cécile McLorin Salvant open the McCarter’s Second Jazz in June Festival
She pleases, she teases, and she appeases.
Theater critic extraordinaire Toby Zinman continues her forays into other art forms with a visit to Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theatre to see two one-act operas presented by the Curtis Opera Theatre
RENEWAL (Choral Arts Philadelphia): Matt Glandorf looks to Bach’s predecessors for the final Bach@7 concert of the season
Stay with us; for it is toward evening and the day is spent.
Toby Zinman feels the Japanese rhythms of KODO drum troupe.
Sketching the orchestra
Visually, musically, and vocally gorgeous, this is a delectable MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM.
Benjamin Britten’s music still sounds wonderfully imaginative and modern
The Heath Quartet plays Tippett, Britten, and Purcell
What a complicated evening, filled with gorgeous singing and roiled emotions and puzzling theatrics
The show literally ROCKS!
An imaginatively textured musical performance in which music, sounds, and speaking are of a piece
A bittersweet lament on war’s insidious effects
Les Canards Chantants (“the singing ducks”), a renaissance polyphony voice ensemble, was born in England but is now based in Philadelphia.