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The event is scheduled for 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the center’s headquarters, 6711 Lincoln Dr.  more
Pearl opened the program with a rare treat -- Jacquet de la Guerre’s Suite in A minor. more
Creole-born C.J. Chenier, a Grammy-nominated, world-renowned musician and recording artist will bring his musical hot sauce to the “Zydeco Dance Party” on Friday, April 22, at The Irish … more
“The Seven Last Words of Christ” at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields is part of a tradition of reflecting on Christ’s sayings on the cross that goes back 335 years. more
The tradition of reflecting on Christ’s sayings on the cross goes back 335 years. A century later, Haydn was commissioned to provide music for a Good Friday service in Cadiz, Spain. more
The three major works of the musical roster were the “Magnificat” and “Nunc dimittis” from the “Collegium Magdalenae Oxoniense” (Service for Magdalen College, Oxford University) by Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988) and the anthem at the Offertory “Turn Thou to Thy God” by Leo Sowerby (1895-1968). more
AVA’s president and artistic director, K. James McDowell, of East Falls, conceived “Jubilate!” to fill the contemporary absence of great music heard in churches and the loss of that repertoire not only for music-lovers, but for professional singers as well. more
Whereas PCCH’s Steinway grand is a masterwork that beautifully evokes the sound of turn-of the-20th-century Steinways – mellow, but clear – the instrument at St. Paul’s sounds as though it were wearing a woolen mute. more
Everyone involved in the service, which drew an encouragingly large congregation, wore masks, even the choristers while singing. more
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
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