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The story of how Holly Spofford left teaching to become a novelist would itself make a pretty good short story at least. Holly, who grew up in Flourtown and attended Plymouth Whitemarsh High School … more
The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill hosted two distinctly different concerts Dec. 11: . Lyric Fest presented “My Letter to the World: Emily Dickinson – Biography in Music” at 3 p.m.; then, at 7:30 p.m., Piffaro’s “Let the Holidays Resound: A Christmas, Hanukkah and Solstice Celebration.” more
Kensho Watanabe guest-conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra in Mozart Symphonies 36 & 40, Nov. 27 & 28. Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players performed “A 1000-Guilder Tune: Musical Alchemy from Baroque Moravia,” Dec. 4. Next: Choral Arts Philadelphia and the Bach Festival of Philadelphia present J.S. Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio” Dec. 31. more
“The Crossing @ Christmas,” in the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill Sunday, Dec. 19. Earlier, Chestnut Hill’s two Episcopal parishes celebrated the start of the next with choral singing of exceptional beauty. more
Academy of Vocal Arts' “A Celebration of Opera.” Choral Arts Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Bach Collegium in performances of two oratorios by Giacomo Carissimi. Upcoming holiday concerts from the Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia and Old St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church Schola Cantorum with “Advent Lessons & Carols.” more
Woodmere Art Museum resumed its classical music concerts at 6 p.m. Then a mere two hours later, the Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields did the same. more
As the world struggles to return to something close to what we once considered “normal,” it’s no less a compelling effort that we remember those who died as well as all that has … more
Noah Hardaway’s performance was this year’s second installment of St. Paul’s Church’s “Five Fridays” of fundraising recitals, November 5. November 7, Simone Dinnerstein joined Dirk Brosse and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia for an evening of J.S. Bach and Philip Glass. more
The Jasper String Quartet performs this evening, Thursday, Nov. 11, in the Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting House. Camerata Ama Deus performs “Vivaldissimo” Saturday, Nov. 13, in the Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. And The Crossing does “Motion Studies” Sunday, Nov. 21, in the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill. more
On Sept. 18 a new 100-seat music, comedy and private event venue, The Royal Glenside, opened at 1 South Easton Rd. in Glenside. The first performance on Sept. 18 featured eight local bands. Nov. 18 will be the first Comedy Night. Then local stand-up comics or acoustic music every Thursday night. more
At the Woodmere Art Museum on Saturday, November 13, the amazing duo of cellist Scott Ballantyne and pianist Hiroko Sasaki will be offering an all-Beethoven program that explores the evolution of this great composer’s early, middle, and late cello sonatas. more
For the first time in nearly two years, the full Tempesta di Mare Baroque Orchestra performed a “live” concert before an “in-person” audience. The Philadelphia Orchestra’s take on Beethoven's “Pastorale” Sixth Symphony. AVA's Giargiari Bel Canto Competition. more
Two of Chestnut Hill’s most musically active churches hosted concerts over the second and third weekends of October. more
Baroque orchestra back with live concerts. more
The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill was the site of two inspiring concerts Oct. 2 and 3. more
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, marked the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels with a Choral Evensong Sunday, Sept. 26. And Choral Arts Philadelphia will return to “live in-person” performance Wednesday, Nov. 10, & Sunday, Nov. 14, with “The Lost Oratorios of Giacomo Carissimi.” more
Coro Mundi is planning its first live choral performance of 2021 at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill on Oct 10, 4:30 p.m. more
When the Metropolitan Opera marked the solemn 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on three American sites, it gave a performance of Verdi’s “Manzoni Requiem Mass.” Several members of Philadelphia’s classical music community played seminal parts in the concert. more
Donald Nally and The Crossing made a triumphant return to in-person performance Saturday, September 11., at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill. And St. Paul's will present its first Choral Evensong of the season Sunday, Sept. 26, at 5 p.m. more
Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts returns to “live in-person” performances with its annual “New Artists Recital.” more
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