BSR Classical Music Interludes: December 2022
Messiah, Tuba Christmas, and more holiday cheer
Decking the halls with holiday concerts throughout December in the Philadelphia area. Gail Obenreder previews.
The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Gustav Holst’s The Planets
A trip through the solar system
The Philadelphia Orchestra summoned the majesty of Gustav Holst’s The Planets, while remembering the legacy of a departed friend. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Penn Live Arts presents Terence Blanchard and Andrew F. Scott’s Gordon Parks: An Empathetic Lens
A vision in sound
Gordon Parks: An Empathetic Lens uses music and images to celebrate a legendary artist. Melissa Strong reviews.
BSR Classical Music Interludes: November 2022
Lyric Fest, Singing City Choir, Master Players, and many more
Gail Obenreder looks at a few of the musical offerings to brighten up any gray days.
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BSR Classical Music Interludes: October 15-30, 2022
Even more October tunes
Continuing our two-part look at October’s packed slate, Gail Obenreder looks at some of the many musical offerings in the second half of Arts and Culture Month.
Intercultural Journeys presents Table Sessions: Solomon Temple
Food for the soul
Intercultural Journeys presents a special edition of Solomon Temple's Songs for the Soul cabaret featuring art, music, fellowship, and food. Melissa Strong previews.
ConsenSIS presents The Score: World Premiere
The art of poetry and sound for Black women and femme poets
Co-creators Yolanda Wisher and Trapeta B. Mayson formed ConsenSIS, and this weekend, are bringing together Black poets for an intimate afternoon of poetry and sound. Daralyse Lyons previews.
Philly Fringe 2022 and Festival O22: Opera Philadelphia and Beth Morrison Projects present Black Lodge
Reimagining the operatic form
Opera Philadelphia closed out Festival O22 with the premiere of Black Lodge by composer David T. Little and librettist Anne Waldman, with live music by Timur and the Dime Museum and the Opera Philadelphia String Quartet. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Piffaro welcomes new director Priscilla Herreid with Passing the Torch
Legacies and a new beginning
In the spirit of passing the torch, the season opener for Philly’s illustrious Renaissance band celebrated 15th- and 16th-century teachers and mentors who became musical colleagues. Gail Obenreder reviews.
The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Daniil Trifonov in its 2022-23 season opener
Unity and showmanship
The dynamic pianist Daniil Trifonov headlined the Philadelphia Orchestra’s musically diverse and satisfying opening weekend concerts. Cameron Kelsall reviews.