Music

Coverage of music in Philadelphia.

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

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

Broadway Wants You to Vote

Mario Lopez and Daphne Rubin-Vega lead a group of Broadway performers lending their voices to a new “Get Out the Vote” music video

A dilettante at large reviews NE QUITTEZ PAS (Opera Philadelphia)

What a complicated evening, filled with gorgeous singing and roiled emotions and puzzling theatrics

SONGS OF WARS I HAVE SEEN (Heiner Goebbels): 2018 Fringe review

An imaginatively textured musical performance in which music, sounds, and speaking are of a piece

Fringe in Sketch: SONGS OF WARS I HAVE SEEN (Heiner Goebbels)

A bittersweet lament on war’s insidious effects

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.

TOSCA (Philadelphia Orchestra): Music as a cultural mission

Yannick Nevet-Seguin conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra in a semi-staged performance of Puccini’s TOSCA

CARMEN (Opera Philadelphia): Color and excitement

nspired by by the resetting of their 2015 production of La Traviata, director Paul Curran and set/costume designer Gary McCann team up again to bring CARMEN to a nearer past, set in a beautiful Havana-esque 1950’s.

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