Celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation was joyful in the hands of Piffaro, the Renaissance band, Friday at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral.
Sunday at the Kimmel Center, the superstar soprano got away with things that younger singers would not. Why? She understands the overall intent of the music.
Georg Philipp Telemann wasn't easy on the Philadelphia baroque orchestra Tempesta di Mare Saturday night amid an international conference of scholars. But the concert crackled.
Renée Fleming sings Previn
Recital at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Kimmel Center. In addition to André Previn's Lyrical Yeats, Fleming will sing songs by Brahms, Fauré, and Delibes, plus selections from the Strauss opera Ariadne auf Naxos.
The Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra arrived at the Kimmel Center Friday with three obvious distinctions: It launched the international career of conductor...
The retired Massachusetts Congressman and LGBT pioneer may not have discovered a new career path. But his narration for a piece about a boy and his trumpet used that gravelly voice and gravitas to good effect.
No gala hangover for the Philadelphia Orchestra, which opened its regular season with the kind of Mozart and Tchaikovsky that it does best.
The long-planned shows offer a chance to help the battered island.
The Philadelphia Orchestra's opening of the Carnegie Hall season came with more than its share of wild cards in a heavily improvised "Rhapsody in Blue."
The October Revolution, Oct. 5-8, mixes cutting-edge jazz and classical music, mostly at FringeArts - but in one case on Race Street Pier … and with 24 French horns.
Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia opened its season with a new-music win: Elliot Goldenthal's "For Trumpet and Strings."
What's a nice French-Canadian boy like Yannick Nézet-Séguin doing with an American repertoire of semi-pops Gershwin and Bernstein? He says he always felt their rhythm.
Philadelphia Orchestra music director Yannick Nezet-Seguin opens the Carnegie Hall season on Wednesday and the regular Verizon Hall season on Thursday recovering from tendinitis.
Opera Philadelphia's O17 festival isn't simply a success; it's a landmark in Philadelphia's opera history.
Opera Philadelphia's O17 festival needed a star, and Sondra Radvanovsky generously met that need with her recital Sunday.
David Patrick Stearns is a classical music critic and columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer.