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Right from the beginning it was clear that this event would go beyond "static concert" and into the realm of "production". It began with narration followed by the voices of The Rose Ensemble from the back of the Philadelphia Cathedral. Drums soon followed along with the period instruments of Piffaro in…Continue
Added by Sharon Torello on March 31, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
The Meiravi Quartet presented its most recent program: "Hope Survives": The "Lost Generation" of Holocaust Composers at 3pm, March 25, 2012 in Amado Hall, UPENN. Together with musicologist Karen Uslin, who spoke about each composer and her research experience, I presented commentary on the four works performed: Schulhoff's Five Pieces for String Quartet, Krasa's Theme and Variations for String Quartet, Ullmann's String Quartet No.3, Op.…Continue
Added by Meiravi Quartet on March 29, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Even though Quakers do not include music in their worship, it still seemed fitting to be attending a Baroque music concert in the largest meetinghouse in the world, and the oldest one still in use. Built in 1804, it was newer than all of the music on the program but its squeaky, and not particularly…Continue
Added by Sharon Torello on March 28, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments
I'm a great fan of variety, so I find programs with similar music, no matter how enjoyable, somewhat boring. This would not be the case at Lyric Fest's most recent concert. Based on the theme of 1912, the range of music, from popular music at that time to a John Cage selection, could…Continue
Added by Sharon Torello on March 28, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
The Chestnut Street Singers describe themselves as a "cooperative chamber chorus" and the level of cooperation within the ensemble was immediately evident. Different members took turns leading the group and their scattered lineup with…Continue
Added by Sharon Torello on March 15, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
It's difficult to carve out an intimate space in sanctuary as large and grand as St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill, but this was managed effectively by arranging chairs in small section at the back of the church where pews have been…Continue
On Saturday, March 10th, After a delicious and jovial dinner at Thai Singa House as part of the LocalArtsLive Young Friends (LYF), fellow classical music enthusiasts and I took a short stroll to 38th and Chestnut to the…Continue
A classical string quartet that rocks? The Carpe Diem String Quartet, a self-described “indie” string quartet, joins Philadelphia singer-songwriter Andrew Lipke for a genre-bending musical collaboration featuring Debussy’s String Quartet, music from Lipke’s latest album and more.
Added by Sharon Torello on March 12, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
This ain't your grandma's stuffy, can't fidget, and don't even THINK of texting, classical music concert! Join friends for a lively evening that includes a panel discussion, mini concerts, and an open jam session.
Sitting in the Conductor's Circle at the Kimmel Center is an exciting experience of sight and secrets revealed. Who else knew that the face and hands of the conductor, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, were so expressive, and that the solo pianist, Emanuel Ax, glowed with pleasure, and he could hardly wait for his opening notes of the Mozart piano concerto. I was also reminded of an observation I made in junior high school while singing with our orchestra, that the wind and brass instruments must…Continue
Added by Joan Torello on March 5, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Hi! Lyric Fest is thrilled to join LocalArtsLive! In our first blog post - learn about our company and the upcoming program:
"A Very Good Year - Happy Birthday to 1912"
Friday, March 23 @ 8 pm
Haverford College – Marshall Auditorium, Roberts Hall
370 Lancaster Avenue,…Continue
Added by Lyric Fest on March 5, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments