The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Gabriela Lena Frank and Hector Berlioz
Mastering symphonic forces
The Philadelphia Orchestra gives its first full rendition of composer-in-residence Gabriela Lena Frank’s Walkabout: Concerto for Orchestra, and a thrilling rendition of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, op. 14. Linda Holt reviews.
Tempesta di Mare presents The Women Behind the Screen – The Sensational Female Musicians of Venice’s Orphanages
The hidden women who rivaled Vivaldi
Tempesta di Mare explores the music of Baroque Venetian charitable institutions that were famous for their vocal and instrumental ensembles, made up of brilliant women artists who were hidden from public life. Gail Obenreder reviews.
BSR Classical Music Interludes, May 2023
Tempesta di Mare celebrates a unique first win, Black Founders Musical Experience, and more
May offerings from Curtis Opera Theatre, Jeremy Winston Chorale, and Pyxis Piano Trio; and Tempesta di Mare celebrates its Fasch Prize win. Gail Obenreder previews.
CSz Philly’s Off the Record is a different type of improv
Making the band
CSz Philly’s Off the Record is a mockumentary musical improv featuring a unique performance with each showing. Daralyse Lyons previews.
Delaware Symphony Orchestra presents Amado Conducts Beethoven
A Beethoven farewell
David Amado and the Delaware Symphony closed the season with back-to-back Beethoven, a familiar yet thrilling performance to finish the maestro’s two-decade tenure. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Lyric Fest presents The Metamorphosis of Plants: A Lieder Celebration for Earth Day
Goethe in the garden
For its first concert at Longwood Gardens, Lyric Fest honored Earth Day with a program inspired by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s surprisingly sophisticated 1790 text The Metamorphosis of Plants. Gail Obenreder reviews.
BSR Classical Music Interludes, April 2023, part 2
From the Source, Sacred and Profane, La Voix de Viole, and more
Gail Obenreder previews the second half of April’s classical music offerings, including performances by Opera Philadelphia, Delaware Symphony, Variant Six, and more.
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Asian Arts Initiative presents Lucy Liyou in concert
A short trip with a sonic experimentalist
A genre-straddling musical performance from experimental artist Lucy Liyou makes a quick stop at Asian Arts Initiative. Aaron Pond reviews.
Philadelphia Orchestra presents John Luther Adams and Igor Stravinsky
An emotional premiere and an exciting debut
Philadelphia Orchestra teams with The Crossing for the world premiere of John Luther Adams’s poignant Vespers of the Blessed Earth, and conducting fellow Austin Chanu debuts in a spirited The Rite of Spring. Linda Holt reviews.
BSR Classical Music Interludes, April 2023
Music at the Mansion, Philadelphia Orchestra's digital stage, and more
Gail Obenreder previews classical music happening in the first half of April in the Greater Philadelphia area.