‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
‘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.