It is like a secret society. If you want to attend a Morning Musicales performance, first you have to find it. The classical concerts are, sadly, no longer held in the Academy of Music's newly restored ballroom but at the Curtis Institute of Music's Field Concert Hall.
Reverberations of Rattle. If you didn't get a chance to hear Simon Rattle's recent Mahler in Philadelphia or at Carnegie Hall, pull up the Berlin Philharmonic's Digital Concert Hall and listen to his Mahler Symphony No. 7. The performance is captured with crystalline, close-up views of Rattle and the Philharmonic, and has a bonus interview in which Rattle discusses the work. www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/home
Black Pearls, Purple Rain. The Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra pays tribute to Prince on Friday at the Dell Music Center in a side-by-side performance with local amateurs. Conductor Jeri Lynne Johnson leads the ensemble in tunes including "Raspberry Beret" and "The Beautiful Ones." Information: 267-702-2809, www.blackpearlco.org. - Peter Dobrin
Charles Abramovic is the big catch who didn't get away. While pianists like Lang Lang and Marc-André Hamelin have moved on to other cities, Abramovic is steadfastly a Philadelphian after following one of his teachers, Harvey Wedeen, into the piano department at Temple University nearly three decades ago.