BSR Classical Music Interludes: January 2023
Classical music to start the new year right
Gail Obenreder previews this month’s upcoming classical music performances in the area, with offerings from the Philadelphia Orchestra, Delaware Symphony, Artcinia, and more.
Main Line Early Music presents The Publick Pleasure: Music of 18th-Century Philadelphia
The tunes of the Revolution
Philadelphia has a thriving and innovative musical scene, but that’s nothing new as The Publick Pleasure proved at a Main Line Early Music concert highlighting favorites of the 18th century that are almost unknown today. Gail Obenreder reviews.
BSR Classical Music Interludes: January 2023, Part 2
An overflow of music—and a little mystery, too
Gail Obenreder rounds up even more January classical music offerings in and around the city.
Penn Live Arts presents Benjamin Bagby’s Beowulf
Bagby mirrors the medieval bard
A thrilling performance from 21st-century bard Benjamin Bagby at Penn Live Arts brought the firelit mead hall of Beowulf to modern audiences. Gail Obenreder reviews.
BSR Classical Music Interludes: February 2023
Breathing musical winds with Caroline Shaw, VOCES8, Imani Winds, and more
Gail Obenreder previews the first half of February’s classical music offerings in and around the city of Philadelphia.
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Delaware Theatre Company presents Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors
A comic valentine
After a decade at the helm of Delaware Theatre Company, Bud Martin says goodbye with an uproarious, perfectly orchestrated production of One Man, Two Guvnors, true to its commedia roots. Gail Obenreder 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.
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.
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.
Brandywine Museum of Art presents Andrew Wyeth: Home Places
Wyeth’s most enduring legacy
This new exhibition studies the way Andrew Wyeth saw his favorite buildings, honoring the artist’s abstract work, as well as the better-known representational. Gail Obenreder reviews.
BSR Classical Music Interludes, April 2023
Music at the Mansion, Philadelphia Orchestra's digital stage, and more
Gail Obenreder previews classical music happening in the first half of April in the Greater Philadelphia area.
OperaDelaware and Opera Baltimore present Verdi’s La traviata
Scaling opera's peak
In a world of operas known for romance and tragedy, La traviata really delivers the romance and tragedy in this co-production by OperaDelaware and Opera Baltimore. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Delaware Art Museum presents Our Red Planet and Estampas de la Raza
One museum, two journeys
This spring, Delaware Art Museum boasts a pair of striking but very different exhibitions: Our Red Planet: Anna Bogatin Ott and Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection. Gail Obenreder reviews.
BSR Classical Music Interludes, April 2023, part 2
From the Source, Sacred and Profane, La Voix de Viole, and more
Gail Obenreder previews the second half of April’s classical music offerings, including performances by Opera Philadelphia, Delaware Symphony, Variant Six, and more.
Delaware Theatre Company presents Man of La Mancha
Music, morality, and multiplicity
Delaware Theatre Company closes its 43rd season with a thoughtful, inventive, and dazzling rendition of the classic musical with the triple-decker story, Man of La Mancha. Gail Obenreder reviews.