Music

Coverage of music in Philadelphia.

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THE MAGIC FLUTE (Opera Philadelphia): A dazzling reinvented Mozart at the O17 Festival

Opera Philadelphia challenges our preconceptions of opera with its O17 Festival

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CLOSE MUSIC FOR BODIES (Michael Kiley): 2017 Fringe review

Anyone who has sung around a campfire can attest to the power of music to elicit feelings of closeness

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WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED (Opera Philly): 2017 Fringe review

Relevant themes and ideas rarely seen on an opera stage

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Your guide to Opera Philadelphia’s O17 Festival

Here’s everything you need to know about the musical smorgasbord that awaits.

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Opera Innovator: An Interview with David Devan ahead of the O17 Festival

Opera Philadelphia’s innovative general director previews the upcoming O17 Festival.

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What’s Going On: Interview with Jarran Muse of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL

Jarran Muse talks to Phindie about preparing for his role as Marvin Gaye.

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Soloists of the Metropolitan Opera (Philadelphia Chamber Music Society): The cream of the crop

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society imported a deep bench of talent from New York for its final Sunday afternoon recital of the season.

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Inon Barnatan in recital (Philadelphia Chamber Music Society): Variation as the theme

Pianist Inon Barnatan stepped in for an ailing colleague, offering an exquisite and inventive recital that explored musical variations.

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Lighting Up the Kimmel Center: Daniel Alexander “Jomama” Jones talks BLACK LIGHT

2015 Kimmel Center Theater Resident alumnus Daniel Alexander Jones’s fierce alter ego Jomama Jones will make her Kimmel Center debut in BLACK LIGHT

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THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (Opera Philadelphia): Mozart at the Academy of Music

Opera Philadelphia’s new co-production of Mozart’s MARRIAGE OF FIGARO is fast, lively and a wonderful way to be introduced to opera.

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LA RONDINE (Curtis Opera Theatre): Puccini’s elusive swallows flies to Philly

Curtis Opera Theatre fails to make the case for LA RONDINE as a neglected classic.

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Opera in Sketch: DOCTOR ATOMIC (Curtis) + BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE (Philadelphia Orchestra)

The stillness in the endings for both Bartok’s BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE and John Adam’s DOCTOR ATOMIC at The Kimmel Center this past weekend left me with a clear image for, “all’s fair in love and war.”

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AN ADULT EVENING OF SHEL SILVERSTEIN (Allens Lane): Our ridiculous grown up world

From the author of such children’s classics as The Giving Tree and Where the Sidewalk Ends comes a socially insightful series of vignettes

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Transcendent pianism from Kirill Gerstein at the McCarter

Kirill Gerstein bathed his Princeton audience in splendor Monday, February 27, when the pianist presented a recital featuring Bach, Brahms, Beethoven and Liszt at the McCarter Theatre.  Nothing about this…

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I GO ON SINGING (Annenberg Center Live): Sing on

In his touring one-night show I GO ON SINGING, Anthony Brown gives a heartfelt performance about one of Philadelphia’s most distinguished citizens.

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A Winter in the Life of J.S. Bach

This February, Choral Arts Philadelphia presents the Winter segment of the 1734-1735: A Season In The Life of J.S. Bach.

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Choral Arts director Matt Glandorf on the Christmas Oratorio

Choral Arts artistic director Matt Glandorf shares a little about the seasonal New Years Eve concert.

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New Years with Bach: Choral Arts Philadelphia presents a seasonal treat

End this strange year with some high notes as Choral Arts Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Bach Collegium present a rare performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.

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Amanda Palmer meets Lizzie Borden

The NYC-based producers of an Amanda Palmer musical welcome cast members from 11th Hour Theater Company’s Lizzie for a one-night-only collaboration.