Music

Coverage of music in Philadelphia.

Red 40 and the Last Groovement kicks off a stellar fortnight of Late Night Fringe.

Fringe Late Night: FULL Schedule and Preview

For this year’s Fringe Festival, King Britt and Kate Watson-Wallace has put together a tasty schedule of Late Night offerings at the Fringe bar.

HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL (Vulcan Lyric): A cult classic whose time may have passed

A revitalized opera company offering musical performances in Philly in the summer is a good thing. But maybe some things just aren’t funny anymore, like teen suicide, gay jokes, and trying to blow up a school.

Tchaikovsky’s Last Opera: Russian Opera Workshop 2015 presents IOLANTA

Now in its fifth season, Russian Opera Workshop presents FREE in-concert opera productions of seldom-produced works by leading Russian composers.

What Is the Future of Musical Theater? Thoughts on the Kimmel Center 2015 SEI Residency Program

Is it adaptations of familiar works, or is there another, more intimate kind of musical that can be done without gadgets and effects and superheroes flying across the stage?

What Do Indie Rock and Contemporary Ballet Have in Common? Musician Chris Kasper tells us ahead of his show with BalletX

Talented indie folk rocker Chris Kasper prepares for a show with Philly’s top contemporary ballet troupe, BalletX.

TURBINE (Leah Stein/ Mendelssohn Club): Stein’s water-dances power the Water Works

Greek revival structures and riverscape environs inspire an immersive choral-dance work that explores the specific interplay of machinery and nature.

Sam Green’s new film-performance THE MEASURE OF ALL THINGS explores the fringes of humanity

Inspired by the Guinness Book of World Records, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green embarked on THE MEASURE OF ALL THINGS, an ode to the jagged edges of human experience. This…

Composer Francois Zayas’s dance-musical orchestral premieres at the Kimmel

Philly–based Cuban composer Francois Zayas is premiering his yet to be titled ‘musical journey’ for 12- piece orchestra, dancers and vocalists at the Kimmel Center.

BARE: A Pop Opera – In Concert: Bare-bones budget but not a bare-bones sound. Interview with Fernando Gonzales, artistic director of Truth Be Told, Philadelphia

Fernando Gonzales, Philadelphia theater artist and co-director of Truth Be Told Productions, made his regional directing debut with The Shape of Things at the Ritz Theatre, NJ. As a director,…

LAST CHANCE: From law to lyrics, from classics to folk, interview with Jack Scott and Ingrid Rosenback, Philadelphia’s popular duo.

Last Chance, the musical duo of singer-songwriter Jack Scott (banjo and guitar) and fiddler-vocalist Ingrid Rosenback, has been playing together since 2011 and as a duo since 2012.

Theater Artists Making Beautiful Music in NY and Philly

The theater community contains a wealth of multi-talented artists who are not only gifted actors, but also highly skilled singers, musicians, and composers.

ARIADNE AUF NAXOS (Curtis Opera Theatre/Opera Philadelphia): Clowns and opera collide

ARIADNE AUF NAXOS predates Stephen Sondheim’s “Sunday in the Park with George” and David Hirson’s “La Bête” by decades, but the situation its plot depicts brings both of those later 20th century works to mind.

There’s No Business Like…: Tempesta di Mare presents 17th-century theater music

When baroque music fell out of fashion centuries ago, the original music for 17th century theater stopped accompanying even much-revived plays.

Drexel students find their “Philly Groove” with unfinished songs from the 1970s

Students from Drexel University’s music industry program are breathing life into music tracks that have been silent for more than 40 years.

The Powel House

The Powel House: Utilizing Historic PhilaLandmarks as venues for the arts

Celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2015, the Powel House is hosting an array of special events in the fine and performing arts throughout the year.

Keep That Phone Out: LiveNote Nights with The Philadelphia Orchestra

You might have noticed: cell phones are an integral part of modern life. Yet every time you go to a performance art show you are instructed: Turn It Off!

Magda San Millan and Chelsea Murphy. Photo by Josh McIlvain..

THE VULGAR EARLY WORKS (Chelsea & Magda): Sex, society, slapstick

Chelsea & Magda speak directly from their vaginas. If you’re not into that kind of thing, don’t see THE VULGAR EARLY WORKS.

OSCAR (Opera Philadelphia): High notes and low in the life of Oscar Wilde

We see the tragedy of Oscar Wilde’s life played out creatively and movingly in OSCAR, a thoughtfully crafted opera by Theodore Morrison and John Cox,

A Love Made in Shakespeare: Valentine’s Day performance with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre

The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre are giving each other greeting cards, buying each other flowers, and teaming up for a one-night-only concert of music and performance.

A Musical Countdown to 60: Charles Gilbert and his song-a-day Project 194

Turning sixty is a big milestone,. South Philadelphia-based songwriter Charles Gilbert is celebrating in a different and rather unconventional way.