The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, October 26-November 1, 2023
HearTOGETHER, Nosferatu, Día de los Muertos, and new exhibits at ArtYard
Philadelphia Orchestra’s podcast returns, a not-so-silent performance of Nosferatu, spoken word in Old City, and three dreamy exhibitions open at ArtYard. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Talking with Matthew Koveal and Marjorie Goldberg of the No Name Pops about their October 28 debut, Let’s Groove Tonight: Motown and the Philly Sound
“We want to be led by musicians”
The No Name Pops, a new nonprofit orchestra featuring musicians formerly of the Philly POPS, gets its debut with some special guests in a Saturday, October 28, concert at the Kimmel Cultural Campus’s Verizon Hall. Leaders speak with Thomas Hagen.
The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, October 19-25, 2023
The Journey, Nefesh Mountain, and writing through heartbreak with Arriel Vinson
Movie screenings from BlackStar Projects, examining climate systems at the Parkway, Jewish bluegrass and Americana at the Weitzman, and more highlight the week. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
BSR Classical Music Interludes, October 2023, part 2
Organ enthusiasts, rejoice!
Gail Obenreder previews the second half of October’s classical music performances, including events for devotees of the organ at Longwood Gardens and Kimmel Cultural Campus.
The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, October 12-18, 2023
Espacio Común, walking with Billy Penn, Korean Festival, and more
The week has us taking long walks in the city, contemplating community art, celebrating Korean culture, and replying to violence. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, October 5-11, 2023
Indigenous Peoples Day, Fall Market, Camden Rep's Child Support, and more
Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day with FRIEDA and Bartram’s Garden, see Camden Rep’s latest play, and contemplate the birds this week. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Performance Garage presents When Yesterday Meets Tomorrow: Being Black in Ballet Today
Dancing into the conversation
Performance Garage presents a free panel discussion on being Black in ballet with 2023-2024 DanceVisions resident artist Meredith Rainey, choreographer Tommie-Waheed Evans, and founder of Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet Theresa Ruth Howard. Melissa Strong previews.
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This Terrible True Thing, by Jenny Laden
A visual look at the AIDS epidemic
Jenny Laden’s new young adult novel captures the AIDS epidemic, shock and isolation, and more through a 17-year-old’s voice and drawings in 1990s Philadelphia. Wendy Univer previews.
BSR Classical Music Interludes, October 2023
Rigoletto, Immortal Back, La Serenata, and more
The first half of October features performances by OperaDelaware, Choral Arts, Lyric Fest, Piffaro, and Delaware Symphony. Gail Obenreder previews.
Silvana Cardell brings Disposable Bodies to the Wilma Theater
A look at the traumas behind immigration through dance
Argentine American choreographer and 2022 Guggenheim recipient Silvana Cardell brings her latest dance-theater work, Disposable Bodies, to the Wilma Theater for four performances this weekend. Carolyn Merritt previews.