Philadelphia Orchestra's E.T. connects to world beyond - the classical canon

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Ever since art and entertainment started arriving in the same package, which in the case at hand means since the very beginning of film, there’s... Read more

Curtis Orchestra in a Star-Spangled Banner of a different stripe

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It sneaks into the air, rising from within the trumpet section, and soon spreads to the rest of the brass. The mood is so contemplative that... Read more

Author escort: The dream job for the book lover (with a driver's license)

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In the category of Interesting Jobs You Might Not Have Known About, I submit the following: Author Escort. Before you start thinking anything... Read more

Arden's "Bird" flies into final week

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It’s the hit play with the indelicate name. Stupid F#*@ing Bird by Aaron Posner flies into its final week (it folds its wings on closing... Read more

Simon Rattle brings Philadelphia Orchestra back after strike

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What a strange miracle it is to watch within the span of less than a week a serious stumble by the Philadelphia Orchestra – and then... Read more

Wilma Theater makes it rain for new play on climate change

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On this weekend of Hurricane Matthew, tearing apart Haiti and Cuba and ripping roofs off up and down the coasts of Florida and the Carolinas... Read more

What is the Philadelphia Orchestra's future after the strike?

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Many are probably wondering what it was all about, this strike of the Philadelphia Orchestra last weekend. It was about the musicians wanting... Read more

Philadelphia Orchestra board accepts new deal - musicians play Serenade in A(ppreciation)

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Musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra fanned out across the region Tuesday, chatting up fans, playing in string quartets and wind quintets... Read more