Baroque music is indeed ‘Brilliant’ at St. Martin’s Church

Arts, Note Worthy | April 4th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso The Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill, hosted Valentin Radu and the Camerata Ama Deus in “Brilliant Baroque” on Friday, March 22. The concert drew an impressively large and enthusiastic audience that heard some of the finest playing I’ve experienced from Radu and his period musicians in several seasons. The program […]

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At Hill church, musical tribute to victim of Nazi barbarism

Arts, Note Worthy | March 13th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill will be a particularly busy musical venue this weekend. The Chestnut Street Singers will perform a concert entitled “Behind Closed Doors” Friday, March 15, at 8 p.m. The following evening at 7:30 p.m., Piffaro will present “Terpsichore,” a program featuring the music of Renaissance composer Michael […]

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Worthy successor to Hemenway now at St. Paul’s Church

Arts, Note Worthy | February 27th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, hosted a Choral Evensong Feb. 24 that served as an afternoon introduction to its new music director, Andrew Kotylo. In choral music by Searle Wright, Philip Radcliffe, Herbert Howells, George Dyson and Larry King, plus organ works by David Conte and Theodore Dubois, Kotylo gave the […]

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Significant musical events at two Chestnut Hill churches

Arts, Note Worthy | February 21st, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso Chestnut Hill will be a classical music lover’s paradise Sunday, Feb. 24. Both the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, will host musical events of great interest and import. Artists-in-residence at Chestnut Hill Presbyterian Church, the Fairmount String Quartet will be joined by pianist Ken Lovett […]

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Magnificent chamber music at Hill Presbyterian Church

Arts, Note Worthy | January 30th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill hosted the first of this year’s “Cantatas and Chamber Music” series of recitals Sunday, Jan. 20. The performers were pianist Mark Livshits, violinist Kimberly Fisher and cellist John Koen. The latter two are longtime members of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Livshits is a recently graduated BM/MM/DMA alumnus […]

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