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Gail Obenreder

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BSR Contributor Since October 1, 2016

Gail Obenreder (she/her pronouns) is a writer, producer and arts professional from Wilmington, Delaware. She is a 2016 Fellow of the O’Neill Theater Center’s National Critics Institute.

Writer Gail Obenreder has worked in many arts disciplines and produced events, concerts, programs, television, and theatre independently and for organizations in Washington DC, New York City, Atlanta, Seattle, southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware. A 2016 Fellow of the O’Neill Theater Center’s National Critics Institute and a choral musician, she lives in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Ralston Crawford’s 1945 ‘Plane Propeller on Tarmac. (Courtesy of the Vilcek Collection.)

The Brandywine River Museum of Art presents ‘Ralston Crawford: Air & Space & War’

An artist takes flight

The Brandywine River Museum of Art takes a high-flying look at the work of Ralston Crawford with ‘Air & Space & War.’ Gail Obenreder reviews.
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Each member of Filament shines in this concert recorded at Arthur Ross Gallery. (Photo by Alex Kruchoski.)

Filament presents ‘Music for an Inner World’ at Arthur Ross Gallery

Balm in contemplation

Looking inward by looking back, the early music trio Filament presents 'Music for an Inner World,' a concert of 16th- and 17th-century works, in the Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania. Gail Obenreder reviews.
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The Crossing performs at Awbury Arboretum. (Photo by John C. Hawthorne.)

The Crossing presents ‘Month of Moderns 3: At which point’

Outside singing for inner lives

The Crossing’s 2021 Month of Moderns program finished this month with ‘At which point,’ a live performance in Germantown’s Awbury Arboretum, featuring music by Ayanna Woods, Wang Lu, and David Lang. Gail Obenreder reviews.
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Members of the DSO record their last distanced concert of the year. (Image courtesy of the DSO.)

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra presents its Classics Series VI

A musical commentary

For its Classics VI concert, Delaware Symphony Orchestra honored composer Claude Baker with its annual A.I. duPont Composer’s Award. Gail Obenreder reviews.
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Streaming the fugue’s golden age: Piffaro musicians Bob Wiemken, Priscilla Herreid, Joan Kimball, and Grant Herreid. (Photo by David Lowe.)

Piffaro presents ‘Fuguing from Obrecht to Bach’

Fleeing to the music

Piffaro’s latest virtual musical presentation, ‘Fuguing from Obrecht to Bach,’ chases melody, mystery, and musical conversations. Gail Obenreder reviews.
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A proper architectural history book that also appeals to the casual reader. (Image via pauldrybooks.com.)

‘Philadelphia Builds: Essays on Architecture’ by Michael J. Lewis

The future of a modest utopia

‘Philadelphia Builds,’ architectural historian Michael J. Lewis’s latest book, is a new look at this old city, just in time for everyone who’s sick of their own four walls. Gail Obenreder reviews.
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Capturing Christie’s essence: playwright and director Michael Gotch (left) and Lee E. Ernst as Hercule Poirot. (Image courtesy of REP.)

Resident Ensemble Players present Agatha Christie’s ‘The Poirot Mysteries’

Little gray cells on the radio

Resident Ensemble Players closes its audio-streaming season with an Agatha Christie double-bill to delight Hercule Poirot devotees: ‘The King of Clubs’ and ‘The Cornish Mystery.’ Gail Obenreder reviews.
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A visceral portrait of a woman in conflict: soprano Ariadne Greif in ‘We Need to Talk.’ (Image courtesy of Opera Philadelphia.)

Opera Philadelphia presents Caroline Shaw and Anne Carson’s ‘We Need to Talk’

Opera as performance art

Opera Philadelphia concludes its 2021 digital series with ‘We Need to Talk,’ an exciting collaboration between composer Caroline Shaw and poet Anne Carson. Gail Obenreder reviews.
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DSO members wear masks, sit behind plexiglass, and play for a nearly empty house, but livestreaming has upsides for audiences. (Photo courtesy of Delaware Symphony Orchestra.)

Delaware Symphony Orchestra presents Smetana, Wagner, and Tchaikovsky

Orchestra stories

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra continues its distanced season with a livestream of rich musical narratives from Smetana, Wagner, and Tchaikovsky. Gail Obenreder reviews.
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She really said it: Abigail Adams’s “Remember the Ladies” letter is on loan from the Massachusetts Historical Society. (Photo courtesy of the Museum of the American Revolution.)

The Museum of the American Revolution presents Melissa Dunphy’s ‘Remember the Ladies’

Abigail Adams in song

Abigail Adams’s famous “remember the ladies” letter returns to Philly for the first time since she sent it to her husband in 1776, and composer Melissa Dunphy gives it new life. Gail Obenreder listens.
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Director Steve Tague (bottom row, middle) and members of the REP company perform an audio version of ‘Arsenic and Old Lace.’ (Image Courtesy of Resident Ensemble Players.)

Resident Ensemble Players presents Joseph Kesselring’s ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’

Sounding out a favorite farce

My stars, it’s ‘Arsenic and Old Lace,’ the latest audio production from Resident Ensemble Players. Gail Obenreder reviews.
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Shockingly absent from the world stage, until now. (Image courtesy of Bridge Records.)

Bridge Records presents ‘Visca L’Amor: Catalan Art Songs of the 20th and 21st centuries’

A language lives in song

‘Visca L’Amor,’ a new recording made at the University of Delaware, restores a trove of Catalan musical treasures. Gail Obenreder reviews.
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When we give the hostility inside us permission to come out: Johnathan McCullough in ‘Soldier Songs.’ (Image courtesy of Opera Philadelphia.)

Opera Philadelphia presents David T. Little’s ‘Soldier Songs’

Beauty from the battle

David T. Little’s ‘Soldier Songs’ is adapted into a disturbingly luminous film by Opera Philadelphia, directed by and starring an indomitable Johnathan McCullough. Gail Obenreder reviews.
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Dances of the Animals: Bob Wiemken plays “The Goat’s Masque” on the douçaine. (Photo by David Lowe.)

Piffaro presents ‘Music for 12th Night’

Masked for the masque

Piffaro’s ‘Music for 12th Night’ showcased 17th-century mystery, mastery, and music. Gail Obenreder reviews.
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Giving voice to a Ghostly little book: Stephen Pelinski plays Jacob Marley and the Ghost of Christmas Present. (Image courtesy of REP.)

Resident Ensemble Players present ‘A Christmas Carol’

An Ebenezer for your ears

'A Christmas Carol' is an onstage holiday staple, but this year, have a listen thanks to the audio production from the University of Delaware’s Resident Ensemble Players. Gail Obenreder reviews.
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