Classical Music
Classical Music

Rufus Wainwright, ‘Glass Handel’, ‘Nezet-Seguin and DiDonato,’ and more of Philly’s best classical performances of 2018

The Network for New Music tribute to Linda Reichert was another highlight, as was rising-star-conductor's Karina Canellakis' appearance with the Curtis Orchestra.

Rufus Wainwright, ‘Glass Handel’, ‘Nezet-Seguin and DiDonato,’ and more of Philly’s best classical performances of 2018

The Network for New Music tribute to Linda Reichert was another highlight, as was rising-star-conductor's Karina Canellakis' appearance with the Curtis Orchestra.

Nutcracker a tough nut for orchestra, too

Classical ballet has a sound, too, and the orchestra of the Pennsylvania Ballet gives 'The Nutcracker' its magic.

Nutcracker a tough nut for orchestra, too

Classical ballet has a sound, too, and the orchestra of the Pennsylvania Ballet gives 'The Nutcracker' its magic.

Baritone Simon Keenlyside and pianist Malcolm Martineau magnificent at Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

Simon Keenlyside makes his Philadelphia Chamber Music Society debut

Baritone Simon Keenlyside and pianist Malcolm Martineau magnificent at Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

Simon Keenlyside makes his Philadelphia Chamber Music Society debut
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Philadelphia Orchestra’s all-American program stays real

The annual post-Thanksgiving concert sent greetings from West Chester, Appalachia and Moby-Dick.

Heath Quartet’s brilliant Philadelphia debut could (and should) spark a Michael Tippett revival

The London-based Heath Quartet made a dazzling debut in Philadelphia Sunday afternoon.

Conductor Emmanuelle Haïm and soprano Lenneke Ruiten make Philadelphia Orchestra debut

The concert features one unusual score by Handel and another by Purcell.

‘Sweeney Todd’ at the Prince*: The ‘crossover’ opera for newbies

* The venue formerly known as the Prince is now officially the Philadelphia Film Center.

Joyce DiDonato and Yannick Nézet-Séguin pair their star power at Philadelphia Orchestra

DiDonato sang Chausson with shimmering intensity. Nézet-Séguin brought out intriguing dark undertones.

Pianist Imogen Cooper mesmerizes in Thomas Adès work

The English pianist opened this season's Philadelphia Chamber Music Society's piano series with nuance.

‘I was flabbergasted’: School music teacher leaves $4.7 million to Philadelphia Orchestra

In her honor, a series of teacher workshops and orchestra concerts for kids is now the Jane H. Kesson School Concert Program.

From Trans-Siberian Orchestra to Jethro Tull to ‘Treme,’ Lucia Micarelli brings her eclectic resume to the Keswick

She made her big entrance as the entrancing Americana violinist Annie Talarico in "Treme," the memorable HBO docudrama about post-Katrina New Orleans. Now she's on the road with her own band, a successfully rehabbed hand after an accident sidelined her for a while, and a selection from her eclectic musical background, from classical to prog.

A. Margaret ‘Stormy’ Bok, Curtis Institute matriarch

The daughter-in-law of Curtis founder Mary Louise Curtis Bok was a stalwart supporter of the school.

In Philadelphia Orchestra debuts, conductor David Afkham and pianist Seong-Jin Cho impress

Both young artists expressed strong opinions in the familiar realm of Beethoven, Mozart, and Brahms.

‘The Anchoress’ by David Serkin Ludwig and Katie Ford beguiles in its world premiere

Wednesday was a good day for the composer: his Fanfare for Samuel Barber was played by the Curtis orchestra earlier, and night brought an entire program of his work.

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