Saturday, December 27, 2014

David Patrick Stearns

David Patrick Stearns is a classical music critic and columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Opera doesn't always belong in a theater, especially when it consists of an all-woman cast in a free-floating plot with no need for instrumentalists.
The vast expanse of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts has been filled with sight as much as sound during this summer's Philadelphia Orchestra concerts, touching base with the Fantasia film, The Legend of Zelda video game, and assorted sports heroes of the past. But the core orchestra audience is not forgotten: Wednesday's concert drew a Kimmel Center-sized crowd for a program as distinguished as any you'd hear downtown in its three-season venue.
Philadelphia Orchestra: Van Cliburn - A Tribute
Orchestra can't take the heat; must the show go on?

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