Music

Coverage of music in Philadelphia.

Why Philadelphia is the Best Music City

Philadelphia’s music scene is popping.

The Effect of Social Media on the Music Industry

How social media affects an ever-changing industry

Minute by Minute with Hugh Jackman: The Man, The Music, The Tour

Hugh Jackman is gunning to be the greatest showman.

LET ME DIE (Joseph Keckler): 2019 Fringe review

Spoilers puts it mildly: She dies. He dies. They die.

LATE NIGHT SNACKS: Stephanie Blythe (Bearded Ladies): 2019 Fringe review

Stephanie Blythe as Blythely Oratonio performing at LATE NIGHT SNACKS

FEAR ITSELF (Hum’n’Bards): Fringe review 2019

A ghost tour through a cemetery with vignettes of ghosts’ backstories

GAY MIS (Eric Jaffe): 2019 Fringe review

Drag queens, musical parodies, and fart jokes—a parody of Les Mis.

Music in Sketch: Zaccai Curtis Quintet (Exuberance Music)

The music in the Exuberance Music space is fashioned to set the bar for the finest taste in design and sound. The home entertainment in this urban designed living room…

CANDIDE (Philadelphia Orchestra): A dilettante at large review

A dilettante at large Toby Zinman reviews Candide by Leonard Bernstein.

A dilettante at large reviews RIDERS TO THE SEA/ EMPTY THE HOUSE (Curtis Opera)

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

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

The Pennsylvania Ballet does their best to ignore their fantastic orchestra

Music in Sketch: DOT MATRIX

The Sketchbook Reporter checked out a musical adventure from Dot Matrix.

KODO: A dilettante at large enjoys the Japanese drum troup

Toby Zinman feels the Japanese rhythms of KODO drum troupe.

Music in Sketch: UPTOWN NIGHTS (Philly POPS)

The Philly Pops roused the rhythm and blues, and the classical and traditional on the same stage.

What A Lark: The dilettante at large has A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM with Opera Philly

Visually, musically, and vocally gorgeous, this is a delectable MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM.

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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