Coverage of music in Philadelphia.

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THE PRODUCERS (Bristol Riverside): Bialystock & Bloom, mini-Madoffs of the theater world

Mel Brooks’s THE PRODUCERS has gone from Screen Comedy to Musical Comedy to Screen Musical Comedy and back to the stage again.



If you’re a Leonard Bernstein fan, don’t miss the terrific new exhibit at the National Museum of American Jewish History.

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Paul is Live: Interview with the fab star of RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles

An accomplished musician, Paul Curatolo’s love of the Beatles has driven him to master the character of McCartney.


A dilettante at large: A QUIET PLACE (Curtis Institute of Music)

The Curtis Institute of Music and Opera Philadelphia’s stunning production Leonard Bernstein’s opera, A Quiet Place, is one of many worldwide celebrations of his centennial;

Arlen Hlusko. Photo by Bernardo Santos-Lachenal

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.


Performance in Sketch: Daedalus String Quartet and Michael Hollinger’s OPUS

Annenberg Center presented a program of music and theater, with a Beethoven performance by the Daedalus String Quartet and a staged reading by playwright Michael Hollinger


Theater in Sketch: A PROUST SONATA (Da Camera at FIAF)

Sketch artist Chuck Schultz visited Manhattan to see a Houston company’s concert-theater interpretation of In Search of Lost Time.

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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

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LES MISERABLES (National Tour at Academy of Music): A vibrant retelling of the classic Victor Hugo novel

Thirty-two years ago, the other popular Broadway shows were A Chorus Line, Footloose, and Little Shop of Horrors. Unlike these musicals, LES MISERABLES has never really left the public conscience.


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.

L to R Che-Hung Chen, Hilary Hahn, Natalie Zhu, Yumi Kendall. Photo by George Bell.

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.


SYMPHONY FOR A BROKEN ORCHESTRA (Temple Contemporary): One kid’s trash…

Four hundred musicians gathered at the 23rd Street Armory on Sunday night to perform on a wide array of broken instruments


Cowell, Cage, and Crumb: An avant-garde piano show at the Barnes

The Barnes Foundation is sponsoring a very high-level series of musical performances, which connect visual arts and music. Robert Whalen and his wife, Katherine Skovira, who are music directors for…

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The Voice Which Calls To Me: Abigail Mentzer returns to Philly with THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Abigail Mentzer makes her return to Philadelphia as a ballerina in the national tour of The Phantom of the Opera.

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Daniel Matsukawa and Friends (PCM Society): Music review

Philadelphia Orchestra principal bassoonist Daniel Matsukawa was featured in a chamber music program presented by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia


Opera in Sketch: GiariGiari Bel Canto Competition (Academy of Vocal Art)

The beauty on stage dressed every kind of part and made it possible to learn about the different styles of opera singing and acting.


Performance in Sketch: BLACKOUTS: Twilight of Idols (Dickie Beau at the Crossing The Line Festival with Abrons Arts Center)

This US premiere of BLACKOUTS: Twilight of Idols brings together an audience on stage to witness the underbelly of The Crossing The Line Festival.


America’s Diva Comes to Philadelphia: An interview with Renée Fleming

Renée Fleming has been at the forefront of classical music for three decades.

Un_Sung (Lauren Whitehead, center) surrounded by ghosts in We shall not be moved.(from left, Tendayi Kuumba, Caci Cole Pritchett, Michael Bishop and Duane Lee Holland, Jr.).Photo by Dave DiRentis

After the O17: A reflection on Opera Philadelphia’s brave endeavor

This bountiful menu of music had something for every taste