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The Weekly Roundup, November 17-24
From painting to sculptures, a double film screening, and ‘Anatomy of a Tablao’
A week decorated with contemplative paintings and sculptures, documentaries, and yes, flamenco. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
SHARP Dance Company presents The Other Side
Dancing to make up for lost time
The SHARP Dance Company presents its fall home series The Other Side with a collection of videos and live contemporary and modern dances with a touch of hip-hop flair. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Rafael Payare
Rafael and Ricardo
Fast-rising conductor Rafael Payare made his Philadelphia Orchestra debut with a program featuring a world-premiere Clarinet Concerto that highlighted the virtuosity of Ricardo Morales. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Winter in Bellapalma and Ere the Cock Crows by Jens Bjørneboe; translated by Esther Greenleaf Mürer
Two Norwegian novels get new life in Philly
Philly poet and author Esther Greenleaf Mürer translates two novels by noted Norwegian author Jens Bjørneboe, who is less well-known here. Both Winter in Bellapalma and Ere the Cock Crows leave the reader at loose ends. Helen Walsh reviews.
The Bourgeois Anarchist by Sam Gridley
Waiting for the revolution
In Sam Gridley’s new Philly-set novella, a now-privileged teacher grapples with her anarchist past as she continues to join leftwing activists. Walter Bilderback reviews.
The Weekly Roundup, November 10-17
Visiting ‘Hotel Williams’, Cecil B. Moore, ‘A Sankofa Dream’, and Poet-Tree En Motion
Rare plays from Tennessee Williams, a mural for Cecil B. Moore Freedom Fighters, and honoring the ancestors. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
The BSR Podcast, Season 6, Episode 4: Alaina Johns on the art scene future
Catching up with BSR's editor-in-chief
BSR podcaster Darnelle Radford gets editor-in-chief Alaina Johns in the digital studio for this chat about how our team handled the shutdowns, what we need to watch for in the future of arts funding, and, of course, the latest at BSR.
The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia presents Simone Dinnerstein
The keyboard, from Bach to Glass
The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia spans the centuries with keyboard mastery from Bach to Philip Glass, featuring pianist Simone Dinnerstein. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Azuka Theatre presents Erlina Ortiz’s Young Money
Money well spent
In Azuka Theatre’s Young Money, two women from different walks of life learn how much they have in common during a chaotic event. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
The Philadelphia Orchestra and Philadelphia Chamber Music Society each present Davóne Tines
A sermon and a song
On November 5, Philadelphia audiences had two chances to discover Davóne Tines, recently named Vocalist of the Year by Musical America. Cameron Kelsall reviews.