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The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia presents Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony
Beethoven’s belated birthday
The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia returned to live performance with an ambitious program anchored by Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony, but the results were somewhat variable. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
The Weekly Roundup, October 6-12
Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Philly
An assorted roundup of events happening in the city and books, documentaries, and podcasts to explore beyond Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Lightning Rod Special presents We Are Trying to Reach You
Listening in on IVF
Lightning Rod Special continues its audio series Sound Break with We Are Trying to Reach You, Katie Gould’s challenging path to pregnancy told through voicemails, song, and egg jokes. Kirsten Bowen reviews.
Penn Museum presents The Stories We Wear
Our selves, on our sleeves
At Penn Museum’s The Stories We Wear, specimens of clothing spanning thousands of years prove that humans have always been dressing for success, and our tastes have changed less than you’d think. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.
The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia's The Eroica Symphony opens the new season
A heroic reopening
The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia opens its season with a symphony normally played by larger orchestras—Beethoven’s Eroica. Tom Purdom previews.
The October 2021 repertory movie roundup
Trick-or-treat, give me something good to screen
A Halloween-y lineup of films screening in the Philadelphia area this month. Stephen Silver rounds up.
Piffaro welcomes the new and old with A New Sun Rising
Renaissance music for a musical renaissance
Piffaro returns to live, in-person concerts with a celebration of rising suns and the dawn of a new era in its 40-year history. Tom Purdom previews.
The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Beethoven and Iman Habibi
Out of the wilderness
In its first performance before a paying audience at Verizon Hall since March 2020, the Philadelphia Orchestra picked up right where it left off, with a stirring interpretation of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Philly Fringe 2021: Dancefusion and Movement Migration present Dance Voices
The founding mothers of modern dance
Philly’s Dancefusion teamed with the visiting troupe Movement Migration to present Dance Voices, a double bill of five pieces by the two companies, an interesting mix of modern styles for the Philly Fringe. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
Getting up close with Intercultural Journeys's Close Ups: Scars and Emblems
Shapeshifting stories of hope and hurt
Ursula Rucker teams up with Intercultural Journeys for a second season of Close Ups, a series of hour-long performances and conversations. Christina Anthony previews.