Bringing Verdi’s La traviata to life at Opera Delaware
The art of the illusionists
Opera Delaware and Opera Baltimore team up to bring La traviata to the stage in North Wilmington, using a bit of crafty magic. Dara McBride previews.
Penn Live Arts presents The Crossing and PRISM Quartet
Writers in song
The Crossing joined with PRISM Quartet to present the world premiere of Martin Bresnick’s austere, literary Self-Portraits 1964, Unfinished. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Bringing Florence Price’s lost music to the stage with Nicole Jordan
More than just recordings
Philadelphia Orchestra’s principal librarian Nicole Jordan talks Florence Price, a Black woman composer whose work fell into obscurity. Jon Caroulis profiles.
BSR Classical Music Interludes, March 2023, part 2
The Duenna, The Fasch Files, concerts by The Crossing, and more
Gail Obenreder previews more of the classical music offerings in and around the city in March.
Passion at the piano with Kairy Koshoeva
From Kyrgyzstan to Philadelphia
Linda Holt profiles Kairy Koshoeva, an award-winning pianist who hails from Kyrgyzstan, as she prepares for a recital this week in Philadelphia.
PCMS presents the Brentano Quartet’s Dvořák and the American Identity
American music, then and now
The Brentano Quartet used their annual recital with the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society to establish Antonin Dvořák as an American master. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
BSR Classical Music Interludes, March 2023
Preparing for the new season
Gail Obenreder rounds up the upcoming classical music offerings in the Philadelphia area for the first part of March 2023.
Lyric Fest presents Cotton
Recreation and catharsis
Cotton, an immersive multimedia experience recreating generational trauma, marks Lyric Fest’s 20th anniversary, with new music by Damien Geter and a slate of poets inspired by the photography of John Dowell. An Nichols reviews.
The Philadelphia Orchestra presents conductor Stéphane Denève and pianist Yefim Bronfman
Observing one year since Russia invaded Ukraine
The Philadelphia Orchestra made an unannounced observance of one year of the war against Ukraine in this program featuring pianist Yefim Bronfman and a US premiere by Elena Firsova. Linda Holt reviews.
BSR Classical Music Interludes, February 16-28, 2023
Award-winning music, a South Philly twist on an opera classic, and more
More classical music offerings for the month of February, including new Grammy Award winner Philadelphia Orchestra. Gail Obenreder previews.