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Philly composer Scott Ordway has released new works for voice and cello. (Photo by Amanda Greene.)

‘Girl in the Snow’ and ‘Nineteen movements for unaccompanied cello’ by Scott Ordway

Music of memory, dreams, and love

Philadelphia composer Scott Ordway’s music is featured on two new recordings on the Acis label, including ‘Girl in the Snow,’ a beautiful song cycle, and a large work for solo cello. Peter Burwasser reviews.

Peter Burwasser

Reviews 3 minute read
‘Children at a Window Blowing Bubbles’ (c. 1660), Dominicus van Tol, The Leiden Collection. (Image courtesy of Arthur Ross Gallery.)

Arthur Ross Gallery presents ‘An Inner World’

Venturing out to worlds inside

Digital or in-person attendees of ‘An Inner World’ at Arthur Ross Gallery will discover a world at home in the brush strokes of 17th-century Dutch masters. Pamela Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read
Jared Chichester as Moses (left) and Davon Johnson as Kitch contemplate what’s waiting for them on the other side. (Photo by Paola Nogueras.)

Theatre Exile and Theatre in the X present Antoinette Nwandu’s ‘Pass Over’

Surviving to the promised land

Theatre Exile and Theatre in the X present ‘Pass Over,’ a story about two young Black men looking to pass over into their imagined promised land. Kyle V. Hiller reviews.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Reviews 4 minute read
The Crossing performs at Awbury Arboretum. (Photo by John C. Hawthorne.)

The Crossing presents ‘Month of Moderns 3: At which point’

Outside singing for inner lives

The Crossing’s 2021 Month of Moderns program finished this month with ‘At which point,’ a live performance in Germantown’s Awbury Arboretum, featuring music by Ayanna Woods, Wang Lu, and David Lang. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read
There’s nothing like the polish and precision of a large comedy cast: the ensemble of ‘It’s Only a Play’ at George Street Playhouse. (Image courtesy of George Street Playhouse.)

George Street Playhouse presents Terrence McNally’s ‘It’s Only a Play’

Curtain up on comedy

Terrence McNally’s Broadway-insider comedy ‘It’s Only a Play,’ from George Street Playhouse, will make theater lovers laugh till they cry. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Cameron Kelsall

Cameron Kelsall

Reviews 3 minute read
The premiere of a Questlove jawn: Sly Stone in ‘Summer of Soul.’ (Image courtesy of Searchlight/Hulu.)

The Philadelphia Film Festival presents SpringFest 2021 at the Bourse

A film festival’s return to the theater

Movie theaters are back, and with them film festivals. The recent PFF SpringFest screened seven films including ‘Summer of Soul,’ ‘The Meaning of Hitler,’ and ‘Swan Song.’ Stephen Silver reviews.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

Reviews 5 minute read
(Image courtesy of Quintessence.)

Quintessence presents Thornton Wilder’s ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’

The wonders of late Wilder

Quintessence Theatre Group presents ‘The Seven Deadly Sins,’ a rare cycle of Thornton Wilder one-acts, in a radio drama production. Josh Herren reviews.
Josh Herren

Josh Herren

Reviews 3 minute read
Chemistry, grace, and flexibility: Kyle Driggs and Andrea Murillo in ‘Eventide.’ (Photo by Johanna Austin.)

Hand to Hand Circus Festival presents 3AM Theatre’s ‘Eventide’ at FringeArts

A couple’s journey

In-person performance is back, and the Hand to Hand Circus Festival kicked off the reopening at FringeArts with 3AM Theatre’s ‘Eventide,’ a modern circus performance about a young couple discovering themselves. Blair Krassen reviews.
Blair Krassen

Blair Krassen

Reviews 2 minute read

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Members of the DSO record their last distanced concert of the year. (Image courtesy of the DSO.)

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra presents its Classics Series VI

A musical commentary

For its Classics VI concert, Delaware Symphony Orchestra honored composer Claude Baker with its annual A.I. duPont Composer’s Award. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read
A giant but little-known figure. (Image courtesy of Sutherland House Books.)

‘Norman Jewison: A Director’s Life’ by Ira Wells

Jewison finally gets his due

Norman Jewison, director of ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ and ‘Moonstruck,’ is one of the most prolific filmmakers of the second half of the 20th century. A new biography by Ira Wells finally gives him his due. Stephen Silver reviews.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

Reviews 4 minute read