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The awfulness of classical music
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This article in the Huffington Post prompted quite a bit of discussion on other sites…Continue

Tags: concert halls, recorded music, tickets, classical music

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shannon Cline Sep 14, 2012.

Stage director for the Philadelphia Orchestra? What do you think?
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The Philadelphia Orchestra has scheduled a 4 concert celebration of Stokowski June 21-23 with a return to their historic…Continue

Tags: Academy of Music, stage directing, Stokowski, Philadelphia Orchestra

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pete Cardie Jun 28, 2012.

Keyboard Conversations(r) with Jeffrey Siegel series cancelled at the Kimmel Center
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President of the Kimmel Center, Anne Ewers, announced at the final Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel that the series…Continue

Tags: Keyboard Conversations, Jeffrey Siegel, piano, keyboard, Philadelphia

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sharon Torello Oct 11, 2012.

Philadelphia Orchestra Strategic Plan: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

My initial reaction to the 60 page strategic plan was based on summaries and opinions of others, so I…Continue

Tags: discussion, strategic plan, Philadelphia Orchestra

Started Sep 9, 2011


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Posted on January 23, 2014 at 3:00pm

Prometheus Chamber Orchestra - self conducted ensemble - debut concert

Curiosity and a personal invitation drew me just north of Temple University to the Church of the Advocate on the evening of November 22nd.  Prometheus is a brand new chamber orchestra with a mission to bring classical music to the community via their residency at the Advocate.  Their outreach action takes place in…


Posted on December 5, 2013 at 9:26am

Philadelphia Orchestra new commissions (Part 2 of 2) David Ludwig

The second work performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra during the Friday afternoon concert in its mini-festival of new music was David Ludwig's new bassoon concerto, "Pictures from the Floating World".  For a description of the first work, Tan Dun's  "Nu Shu: The Secret Songs of Women, Symphony…


Posted on November 10, 2013 at 12:30pm

Philadelphia Orchestra new commissions (Part 1 of 2) Tan Dun

A professional critic would never admit to being unprepared, but I am neither a professional writer nor a critic.  My blogs about concerts are intended to describe the experience of an average member of the audience.  There are occasions when I feel obliged to document an observation from this perspective that might otherwise go unsaid.  The recent performance of Tan Dun's new work, "Nu Shu: The Secret Songs of Women, Symphony for Microfilms, Harp, and Orchestra" by the Philadelphia…


Posted on November 10, 2013 at 11:30am

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At 2:46pm on March 20, 2011, Polly Bromm said…
I get info about a couple of vocal groups and several art show and sales in the Bucks area.  Polly
At 12:47pm on March 19, 2011, Ralph Heims said…

Thanks for the invitation to become your friend, Sharon.  The pleasure is mine!



At 4:16pm on March 17, 2011, Sally Bazrod said…
Great site, well developed and informative. I suspect this will be a big success with Philadelphia classical music events.



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