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Gwyn Roberts and Richard Stone's Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra has been performing portions of the Baroque repertoire that are beyond the confines of the era’s “Big Three” – Vivaldi, Handel and Bach for 20 years. more
Gwyn Roberts and Richard Stone have brought delighted music lovers often worn out by hearing the same “retreads” of the standard repertoire with wonderful yet little-known works of music by overlooked composers. more
The roster of music includes Francesca Maria Veracini’s Sonata in F Major, Silvius Leopold Weiss’ Suite in D Minor, William Babell’s Sonata No. 6 in G Minor, Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre’s Sonata No. 4 in G Major, and Johann Friedrich Fasch’s Sonata in C Major. more
First Presbyterian Church in Germantown will launch its new concert series Sunday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. more
They say that every cloud has a silver lining. Although that may not always be the case, it was so over the final weekend of January when the region was hit by a snowstorm. Although I was unable to … more
The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia welcomed David Hayes back to his old homestead here in Philadelphia to lead its first pair of concerts of the new year. more
Not merely content to follow the outward forms, Mason Bates voiced his “Piano Concerto” as a compendium of the history of classical music. more
The Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players will field an ensemble of flute, two violins, two violas, cello, lute and harpsichord. more
Yannick Nezet-Seguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra performed the “Piccolo Concerto” of Chestnut Hill native Amanda Harberg, with piccolo player Erica Peel as soloist. more
I was fortunate enough to hear and view it virtually, and I’ve come away from the opportunity enthralled and delighted by her efforts. more
For the first time in nearly two years, the stunning neo-gothic church was filled with several hundred participants who listened to the nine readings and carols and joined in for the five hymns. more
The story of how Holly Spofford left teaching to become a novelist would itself make a pretty good short story at least. Holly, who grew up in Flourtown and attended Plymouth Whitemarsh High School … more
The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill hosted two distinctly different concerts Dec. 11: . Lyric Fest presented “My Letter to the World: Emily Dickinson – Biography in Music” at 3 p.m.; then, at 7:30 p.m., Piffaro’s “Let the Holidays Resound: A Christmas, Hanukkah and Solstice Celebration.” more
Kensho Watanabe guest-conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra in Mozart Symphonies 36 & 40, Nov. 27 & 28. Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players performed “A 1000-Guilder Tune: Musical Alchemy from Baroque Moravia,” Dec. 4. Next: Choral Arts Philadelphia and the Bach Festival of Philadelphia present J.S. Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio” Dec. 31. more
“The Crossing @ Christmas,” in the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill Sunday, Dec. 19. Earlier, Chestnut Hill’s two Episcopal parishes celebrated the start of the next with choral singing of exceptional beauty. more
Academy of Vocal Arts' “A Celebration of Opera.” Choral Arts Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Bach Collegium in performances of two oratorios by Giacomo Carissimi. Upcoming holiday concerts from the Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia and Old St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church Schola Cantorum with “Advent Lessons & Carols.” more
Woodmere Art Museum resumed its classical music concerts at 6 p.m. Then a mere two hours later, the Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields did the same. more
As the world struggles to return to something close to what we once considered “normal,” it’s no less a compelling effort that we remember those who died as well as all that has … more
Noah Hardaway’s performance was this year’s second installment of St. Paul’s Church’s “Five Fridays” of fundraising recitals, November 5. November 7, Simone Dinnerstein joined Dirk Brosse and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia for an evening of J.S. Bach and Philip Glass. more
The Jasper String Quartet performs this evening, Thursday, Nov. 11, in the Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting House. Camerata Ama Deus performs “Vivaldissimo” Saturday, Nov. 13, in the Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. And The Crossing does “Motion Studies” Sunday, Nov. 21, in the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill. more
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