1807 & Friends returns with the Wister and Dalí Quartets
Let the revels resume
With a series of chamber music events, 1807 & Friends resumes the musicmaking that ended just as the lockdown began. Tom Purdom previews.
Philly Fringe 2021: Mae River Waldron presents Ghost Town: The Musical
Living memories, sorrowful joy
Mae River Waldron’s new concept album captures the grief and joy of memories through musical vignettes as told by ghosts to Olive, a woman mourning the death of her mother. Kyle V. Hiller reviews.
The Crossing presents Returning: coming home to song
Times change, mastery remains
The Crossing celebrates a return to in-person performance by singing signature works from its past. Gail Obenreder reviews.
The Weekly Roundup, September 8-14
West Craft Fest, Sunny War and David Sickmen come to town, and ‘The Ever Present’ premieres
A crafter's delight hits West Philly, Theatre Exile hosts R. Eric Thomas's new play, and a doubleheader jams out at People's Light. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
The Weekly Roundup, September 1-7
Tadaima 2021, Pedrito Martinez, Andrea Walls, 'POOL,' and 'A Saturday Jawn'
A festival celebrating Japanese Americans, a new exhibit from Fairmount Water Works, and Vinyl Tap returns to Amalgam. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up the week.
The Weekly Roundup, August 26-September 1
An operatic Verzuz, plays for West Philly and Germantown, and Street Movies all over town
Philly shows up for itself with offerings in theater, opera, and film in various neighborhoods in the city. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up the week.
The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Ravel and Bizet
The Philadelphia Orchestra revealed a special flair for French masters Maurice Ravel and Georges Bizet in its latest Digital Stage concert. Linda Holt 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.
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‘Girl in the Snow’ and ‘Nineteen movements for unaccompanied cello’ by Scott Ordway
Music of memory, dreams, and love
Philadelphia composer Scott Ordway’s music is featured on two new recordings on the Acis label, including ‘Girl in the Snow,’ a beautiful song cycle, and a large work for solo cello. Peter Burwasser 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.