February 12, 2009


Crime Report
This Week


This Week's Issue
Previous Issues

this site web

Call 215-248-8800



The Chestnut Hill Local
8434 Germantown Ave.
Phila. PA 19118
Ph: 215-248-8800
Fx: 215-248-8814
2009© Chestnut Hill Local
Terms of Agreement



Jonathan Sternberg receives award for lifetime service from Conductors Guild

The Conductors Guild recently selected Jonathan Sternberg for its Lifetime Service Award in recognition of long-standing service to the art and profession of conducting.

The Conductors Guild, with a membership of over 1,850 members representing all 50 states and more than 30 other countries, is the only music service organization devoted exclusively to the advancement of the art of conducting and to serving the artistic and professional needs of conductors.

Sternberg, who has conducted orchestras all over the world and has impacted the lives of students from many countries, has provided the profession with numerous corrected editions of standard orchestral literature, embodying insights from a life spent in close examination of this music.

He has also served the Conductors Guild for many years as editor-at-large and  has written articles on various topics for the Guild’s publication Podium Notes. In grateful appreciation for this longtime service, the Conductors Guild Lifetime Service Award includes a lifetime membership in the Guild for Sternberg.

The award was presented to Sternberg at the Annual Conference for Conductors on Jan. 10 at the Park Central Hotel in New York. For more information on this award or the Annual Conference, visit Website: or contact Amanda Winger at or 804-553-1378.

HILL SINGER-SONGWRITER: Three of the Philadelphia area’s most compelling female singer-songwriters — Chestnut Hill resident Karen Gross (seen here), Gillian Grassie and Tania Alexandra — will take the stage for the concert Women in Love: Women Songwriters Sing About Love. Timed on the eve of Valentine’s Day, the show will take place at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13, at Puck, the music venue in Doylestown. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased by calling 215-348-9000 or visiting Women in Love was organized by Karen Gross, who was inspired by the long tradition of female singer-songwriters who have composed songs on the theme of love.



WALKIN’ ON HILL: Original members of Beats Walkin’, the area’s premier Texas Swing Band, will reunite for one night only at the Mermaid Inn, 7673 Winston Rd., on Friday, Feb. 13. Members include Lindsay Gilmour (aka ‘The Kiwi Cowgirl’), vocals; Dan Gold, bass; Jon Dichter, guitar; Chuck Lindsey, drums; Mark Arrington, fiddle; and Jim Cohen, 20-stringed pedal steel guitar. Music starts at 9:30 p.m., and the cover charge is $5. Call 215-247-9797 or visit