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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
Delaware Symphony Orchestra presents Smetana, Wagner, and Tchaikovsky
The Delaware Symphony Orchestra continues its distanced season with a livestream of rich musical narratives from Smetana, Wagner, and Tchaikovsky. Gail Obenreder reviews.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.