‘The Anchoress’ by David Serkin Ludwig and Katie Ford beguiles in its world premiere

Wednesday was a good day for the composer: his Fanfare for Samuel Barber was played by the Curtis orchestra earlier, and night brought an entire program of his work.

H.F. ‘Gerry’ Lenfest remembered at Academy of Music celebration

The civic leader and philanthropist, who died Aug. 5, was remembered at a celebration that drew dignitaries from the region and beyond.

H.F. ‘Gerry’ Lenfest remembered at Academy of Music celebration

The civic leader and philanthropist, who died Aug. 5, was remembered at a celebration that drew dignitaries from the region and beyond.

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UArts attracts $79 million for a maker space, rehearsal halls, a recording studio … and there’s a big dorm coming, too

A $25 million bequest from the late Campbell Soup heiress "Dodo" Hamilton kicked off the school's first-ever comprehensive campaign. "Drastic" change is afoot.

Philly’s believe it or not: Leopold Stokowski and Albert C. Barnes were quite the pen pals

New Philadelphia Orchestra festival, in conjunction with the Barnes Foundation, will explore the correspondence between Leopold Stokowski and Albert C. Barnes, and between music and art generally.

Philadelphia Orchestra and harpist Elizabeth Hainen perform a startlingly fresh mid-century modern delight

This weekend's Philadelphia Orchestra program, led by Miguel Harth-Bedoya, hops to Cuba and then heads farther south.

Festival O18 recap: Alzheimer’s arias, drag queens, and how a city opera fest finds its footing

Opera Philadelphia's second annual festival mystified, delighted and provoked – and made Philadelphia the center of the operasphere for a few days.

Robert Venturi, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the knockout landmark that could have been

A Venturi-designed concert hall would have given the Philadelphia Orchestra critical downtown presence.

Festival O18 in drag: Mozart, the Carpenters, sequins, and killer heels

With drag shows, Opera Philadelphia lets its hair down – and piles it on.

Philadelphia Orchestra, Met Opera could do a ‘Kavalier & Clay’ opera with Mason Bates

With Yannick Nézet-Séguin now music director for both the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera, the two institutions are looking to take the relationship even deeper — and potentially to pull the Curtis Institute of Music into their orbit.

‘Glass Handel’ at the Barnes Foundation: Anthony Roth Costanzo moves us — literally

The Opera Philadelphia O18 production, with music by Philip Glass and Handel, was a genre-bending work of music, dance, video, and visual arts that had the audience playing musical chairs.

With Patricia Racette, O18 unveils a reimagined ‘La Voix humaine’

The Poulenc work becomes part of a larger evening with a new musical drama based on Cocteau characters.

Philadelphia Orchestra sees younger crowd, relaxed dress-code at opening gala

The Philadelphia Orchestra opened its 2018-19 season with a big Strauss work, some chamber music, a new president and CEO, and — delightfully — a teenage patron wearing shorts.

Classical music this fall: Patricia Racette at O18, Black Violin at the Merriam, Philadelphia Orchestra plays the full ‘Amahl’

Opera Philadelphia's O18 festival, free Philadelphia Orchestra concerts, and fast, daring trumpet work by Rodney Marsalis are three fall highlights.

‘Songs of Wars I Have Seen’ at FringeArts: A strangely consoling piece about turmoil

Heiner Goebbels stages Songs of Wars I Have seen at Fringe Fest, featuring musicians from the Philadelphia Orchestra and Tempesta di Mare, and readings from Gertrude Stein's account of living in Nazi-occupied Vichy France.

For first time in recent memory, the Philadelphia Orchestra reads through new scores — this time by women

As part of a new concentration on bringing more women into the life of the orchestra, the ensemble read through six scores by women composers.
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