Philadelphia Orchestra

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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

Sketch by Chuck Schultz.

TOSCA (Philadelphia Orchestra): Music as a cultural mission

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

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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

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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;

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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.

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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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Development, Culture, and Community in the Forest of Arden: REV Theatre’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at Columbus Square Park

REV invited us to chase characters through the Forest of Arden against a backdrop of South Philadelphia’s urban skyline.

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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!

Othello (Forrest McClendon) puts his whole focus on Desdemona (Lauren Sowa) as they greet each other upon his arrival in Cyprus in the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre production of Othello. Photo by Chris Miller, Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre.

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.

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Fringe preview: Full line-up of the late night cabaret

Sometimes, the best thing you’ll see in a Fringe Festival will be an unexpected delight at the FREE late night cabaret. (Last years highlight: Greg Giovanni’s impromptu story about his…