Stunning exhibit by Chestnut Hill artist on the Avenue

Arts | October 18th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Jennifer Hawkes Spaeth, 50, is an extraordinarily talented artist and Chestnut Hill resident whose paintings are currently on display until Oct. 31 at Tailored Home, 8528 Germantown Ave. The Princeton, NJ, native is married to Karl Spaeth, Jr., nephew of a Chestnut Hill legend, the world-renowned ophthalmologist, Dr. George Spaeth. Jennifer, who […]

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‘Peerless lyricism’ in concert at St. Paul’s Church

Note Worthy | October 17th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, was a beehive of musical activity this past weekend. It hosted its first “Five Fridays: Concerts for Community” Oct. 12. Then on Sunday, Oct. 14, it was the site of a Choral Evensong featuring its Adult Choir. The Friday evening concert’s featured soloist was pianist Henry […]

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New artists-in-residence at Hill Presbyterian Church

Note Worthy | October 10th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill has announced the appointment of the Fairmount String Quartet as artists-in-residence. The ensemble’s inaugural performance is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in PCCH’s Cruikshank Burleigh Memorial Chapel. The Fairmount String Quartet is comprised of violinists Rachel Segal and Leah Kim, violist Beth Dzwil […]

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‘Humanitarian’/former teacher hits all the right notes

Arts | October 10th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Lisa Bello, who left special education teaching to devote full time to a music career, will perform as a headliner at Dino’s Backstage next to the Keswick Theater in Glenside on Thursday, Oct. 18, 8:30 p.m. Bello, a singer/songwriter and mother of a 5-year-old boy named Cassius who is actually on three […]

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“Frankenstein” is returning to haunt audiences in Mt. Airy

Arts | October 10th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Hunter Quintessence in Mt. Airy opened its ninth season with “Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus” (1818) by Mary Shelley. The new adaptation by director Alexander Burns commemorates its 200th anniversary. While there have been countless versions of the seminal classic, few bear much resemblance to this revival. Most of us are familiar with […]

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Interim director and organist soar at St. Paul’s Church

Note Worthy | October 4th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso Although St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, is entering the final stages of its search for a music director to replace Zachary Hemenway, the parish nonetheless celebrated the traditional feast day of St. Jerome Sunday, Sept. 30, with a Choral Evensong. Standing in until a new music director is named were interim […]

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Dramatic ‘Achromatic’ exhibit opens in gallery at SCH

Arts | October 3rd, 2018 | Leave a comment

“Achromatic” is an exhibit that opened Oct. 1 at the Barbra Crawford Gallery on the campus of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH). It has been curated by Melissa Maddonni Haims, a local sculptor and curator and an SCH parent (of Noa, class of ’21). Achromatic, which is color without hue, can refer to black (the […]

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SLIDESHOW: Fall for the Arts Festival

Featured Post | October 2nd, 2018 | Leave a comment

FALL FOR THE ARTS: Chestnut Hill’s Germantown Avenue was home to another edition of the always popular Fall for the Arts Festival that saw approximately 20,000 people visit Chestnut Hill for art, food, music and more. Some of the many attractions on the day included Professor Jim Porter’s ‘Traveling Show’ entertained on Germantown Avenue and Germantown […]

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G’town opera singer stars in powerful Alzheimer’s drama

Arts | September 26th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston In this 44th year of Opera Philadelphia performances, it has launched its “O18 Festival” with the world premiere of “Sky on Swings,” an unflinching yet uplifting look at Alzheimer’}s disease. The work, by composer Lembit Beecher and librettist Hannah Moscovitch, questions if time’s cruel and random loss of memory can still produce […]

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