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Concert Review: Bang on a Can All-Stars performed new music at the Delaware Art Museum

by Chuck Holdeman (guest contributor)

Bang on a Can is a 30-year-old collective of adventuresome composers and musicians whose home is New York City, with summer quarters at Mass MoCA. 614 more words


The Crossing presents The Tower And The Garden on October 27 in Chestnut Hill

The Crossing Choir, a 24-voice ensemble of professional singers led by Donald Nally, newly laureled with rave reviews for their Park Avenue Armory performances in September entitled “Of Arms and the Man,” which was previewed as part of the 2018 Fringe Festival, will perform in their home church on Saturday, October 27, 2018 for a program called… 243 more words


Concert Review: Not-so-lost '80s

“I guess everyone wanted to see these bands before they die.” That was what I overheard a female concert-goer saying as I walked into the… 883 more words


Concert Review: Fred Hersch launches a jazz series at St. Stephens Episcopal Church

Fred Hersch inaugurated a four-concert series called The Future of Jazz Piano to benefit art programming and artists at St. Stephens Church in Philadelphia. The twelve-time Grammy Award nominee played in the 1823 Gothic Revival Church on Friday, bringing a crowd into the sanctuary, which has begun holding regular services again. 405 more words


Album Review: The Joy Formidable roar formidably with AAARTH

There’s not much that The Joy Formidable can’t do. Edit: there’s not much that The Joy Formidable can’t do well. Edit: there’s not much that The Joy Formidable can’t do extremely well. 509 more words


Opera Review: Opera Philadelphia’s Festival 2018-Ne Quittez Pas is un grand succès

Festival 2018’s Ne Quittez Pas: a reimagined La voix humaine has an stellar cast for a classic play with an intrepid new prologue.

The Theatre of the Living Arts is set up like a nightclub. 558 more words


Opera Review: Shining light on Alzheimer’s - Beecher and Moscovitch focus on the patients in Sky on Swings for O18

Lembit Beecher’s opera, Sky on Swings, opens Opera Philadelphia’s Festival 018 with a courageous look at Alzheimer’s disease. With a beautiful libretto by Hannah Moscovitch, the opera takes a look at how the patients perceive their disease. 524 more words