WHYY fills void of concert cancellations

Note Worthy | March 30th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso With all concerts and staged performances of classical music cancelled until after the novel corona virus is brought under control, it has fallen to our local PBS station, WHYY, to keep us in “tonal touch” with some of the greatest music ever composed.  Fortunately, WHYY hasn’t let us down. Over the past […]

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Pearl will sparkle March 14 at Woodmere Art Museum

Note Worthy | March 12th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso Adam Pearl, harpsichordist with Tempesta di Mare and a member of the faculty at the Peabody Conservatory of Music of Johns Hopkins University, will present a recital of music from the High French Baroque Saturday, March 14, 5 p.m. in the Woodmere Art Museum. The program will be repeated Sunday, March 15, […]

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At St. Paul’s, musical Spotts will brighten up church

Note Worthy | February 26th, 2020 | Leave a comment

By Micahel Caruso St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, will be the site of one of the most extraordinary displays of virtuosity at the organ in recent memory. Between March 2 and April 7, Rich Spotts will perform the complete “L’Orgue mystique” by Charles Tournemire (1870-1939) on the church’s acclaimed Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ. “About a […]

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“First Lady of Renaissance” at Hill Presbyterian Church

Note Worthy | February 21st, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill will host “First Lady of the Renaissance: Music at the Court of Isabella d’Este” Saturday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m. Performers include Piffaro, the Renaissance Band, which is in residence at PCCH, and the Newberry Consort. Isabella d’Este, the Marchessa of Mantua, was a diplomat, military leader, […]

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Concert at St. Paul’s ‘sung with power and poignancy’

Note Worthy | January 31st, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, celebrated the “Conversion of St. Paul” with a Choral Evensong Sunday, Jan. 26. Music director Andrew Kotylo led a program of works mostly composed by Herbert Howells. St. Paul, the “Apostle to the Gentiles,” was one of the greatest missionaries in history. His travels took him […]

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‘Towering command’ by St. Paul’s parish music director

Note Worthy | January 16th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany, Sunday, Jan. 12, with a service of Lessons & Carols. Parish music director Andrew Kotylo presided over a program of organ and choral music that was expertly chosen and artistically performed. Kotylo’s task was to choose choral selections that complemented […]

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Taking flight and Crossing into new year at Hill church

Arts, Note Worthy | January 3rd, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Micahel Caruso Donald Nally and The Crossing presented their annual “The Crossing @ Christmas” choral concert Dec. 20, 21 and 22. The first performance took place at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia; the second was sung in the Fuentiduena Chapel of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Cloisters in New […]

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