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Guilder Tune Trumpet Image

A look into Tempesta di Mare's A 1000-Guilder Tune: Musical Alchemy from Baroque Moravia

Another batch of Baroque treasures

A thousand guilders for your music! Gail Obenreder previews Tempesta di Mare’s holiday offering.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Previews 3 minute read
Williams and Thomas in front of a building, urban setting. Thomas laughs looking at Williams, his hand on chin, at the camera

The Weekly Roundup, November 24-December 1

Museums and streams for the holiday

AAMP, Brandywine River Museum, Penn Live Arts, and Opera Philadelphia serve up offerings for post-holiday festivities. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 4 minute read
A canvas outdoors at night, trees in the background. Bright lights and distorting, squiggled lines illuminate the canvas.

Klip Collective presents 'Night Forms: dreamloop'

Blending light, sound, and the night

Grounds for Sculpture and Klip Collective collaborate for an after hours multi-sensory experience created with a unique synthesis of video projection, light, and sound as a bridge between technology and storytelling. Levi Bentley previews.

Levi Bentley

Previews 2 minute read
A snapshot of a sheet of music with the text: "Carissimi, Dialogo del gigante Golia", lists the instruments in Italian.

Choral Arts and Philadelphia Bach Collegium present The Lost Oratorios of Giacomo Carissimi

On the ark of discovery

Choral Arts Philadelphia and Philadelphia Bach Collegium present a performance of two unpublished oratorios by Giacomo Carissimi. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read
Rafael Payare energetically conducts the orchestra around him, with clarinetist Ricardo Morales playing right in front of him

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.
Cameron Kelsall

Cameron Kelsall

Reviews 3 minute read
Promo image. 'Hotel Williams' is written in B&W characters, with keyholes underneath, one is shaped like a heart

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.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 3 minute read
A view from the back of the Perelman Theater: Dinnerstein and the orchestra members take a bow to a standing ovation.

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.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read
Action shot of conductor Nézet-Séguin performing on the Kimmel Center stage with singer Tines and members of the orchestra.

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.
Cameron Kelsall

Cameron Kelsall

Reviews 4 minute read
A portrait featuring both Nancy Bean and Lloyd Smith.

1807 & Friends presents The Florian Trio

Strumming up gusto with the guitar

The 1807 & Friends chamber series presents a wide-ranging program featuring guitarist-composer Allen Krantz. Tom Purdom previews.
Tom Purdom

Tom Purdom

Previews 1 minute read
A portrait shot of Meg Bragle. She's wearing a blue and purple dress, facing the camera, background out of focus.

Tempesta di Mare presents Women of Antiquity

Honoring heroic women in Baroque style

The Tempesta di Mare Baroque Orchestra presents musical portraits of legendary and reverent women in Greek and Roman mythology. Tom Purdom previews.
Tom Purdom

Tom Purdom

Previews 1 minute read