From Romania to Chestnut Hill: moving classical musical journey

Note-Worthy September 26, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso The Philadelphia Orchestra opens its 2014-15 season this weekend, Sept. 26-28, with a trio of concerts in the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall. Music director Yannick Nezet-Seguin will conduct a program that includes Richard Strauss’ “An Alpine Symphony” and Curtis Institute of Music alumnus Lang Lang as the soloist in Mozart’s “Piano Concerto […]
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Esteemed English choir at St. Paul’s Church on Sunday

Note-Worthy September 19, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, will host the Schola Cantorum of Oxford Sunday, Sept. 21, 5 p.m. The concert is free and open to the general public. This intercollegiate choir from Oxford, England, has a long-held reputation as one of the oldest and finest chamber choirs in the United Kingdom. Its […]
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Black-and-white musical ‘diamond’ discovered in G’tn

Note-Worthy September 11, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso Germantown’s Cunningham Piano Company was recently named by the legendary Viennese piano-maker Bosendorfer as its official destination for restoring pianos of owners living in North, Central and South America. For many years, Cunningham has been the region’s sole franchise for selling new Bosendorfers, instruments likened to a Rolls Royce for their peerless […]
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Hill resident now heads Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

Note-Worthy September 5, 2014 3 Comments

by Michael Caruso The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia recently announced the appointment of Janelle McCoy as its new executive director. Originally from rural North Carolina, the Chestnut Hill resident leaves a similar post at the Mendelssohn Club, one of America’s oldest choruses, and assumes her new position as the Chamber Orchestra begins the celebration of […]
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Hill church choir performs in 700-year-old cathedral

Note-Worthy August 15, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso Chestnut Hill’s Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields celebrated the 125th anniversary of its founding with a trip by its choir to England. Led by parish music director Erik Meyer, the choir sang at Exeter Cathedral and its namesake parish, St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London. Back home from the adventure, Meyer first put the […]
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Band puts a Spell on crowd at Pastorius Park concert

Note-Worthy August 8, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso Aaron & the Spell brought the 2014 Pastorius Park summer concert season to a close Wednesday, July 30, in a season that was more assaulted by the weather than any other I can remember in all the years I’ve written for the Local since 1986. It was a pleasure to hear the […]
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Indoors again for Pastorius; great Irish/Celtic concert

Note-Worthy July 31, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso Once again the weather had its way with another Pastorius Park concert. The John Byrne Band’s July 16 performance was driven indoors to the lower school auditorium of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. At least this time around, the predicted torrential downpour actually did occur, so the concert’s organizer, the Chestnut Hill Community […]
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Finally, no one rained on Pastorius Park’s parade!

Note-Worthy July 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso The planets and stars were all in alignment Wednesday, July 16, when the Venissa Santi Quartet performed in Chestnut Hill’s Pastorius Park. For the first time in a month, the weather had nothing to do with the concert. There was no threat of rain, so Santi’s performance was neither moved indoors nor […]
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Pastorius Park concerts: Rain, rain, go away (please)!

Note-Worthy July 18, 2014 1 Comment

by Michael Caruso For the third week in a row, the weather played a role in the summer season of concerts in Pastorius Park. The threat of rain, which never materialized, forced the moving of Mutlu’s June 25 concert from the park’s outdoor stage to the lower school auditorium of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. Considering […]
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Hill choir off to England; Lawsuits lose to the rain

Note-Worthy July 11, 2014 2 Comments

by Michael Caruso The culmination of the 125th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill, will be the tour to England taken by the parish’ s choir later this month. The tour will be led by the parish’s music director, Erik Meyer. He will mark the third anniversary […]
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