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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

BSR Classical Music Interludes: February 2023 by Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder previews the first half of February’s classical music offerings in and around the city of Philadelphia.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:21PM
Monday, January 30, 2023

Penn Live Arts presents Benjamin Bagby’s Beowulf by Gail Obenreder

A thrilling performance from 21st-century bard Benjamin Bagby at Penn Live Arts brought the firelit mead-hall of Beowulf to modern audiences. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:01PM
Wednesday, January 18, 2023

BSR Classical Music Interludes: January 2023, part 2 by Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder rounds up even more January classical music offerings in and around the city.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:06PM
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Main Line Early Music presents The Publick Pleasure: Music of 18th-century Philadelphia by Gail Obenreder

Philadelphia has a thriving and innovative musical scene, but that’s nothing new, as The Publick Pleasure proved at a Main Line Early Music concert highlighting favorites of the 18th centu…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:45PM
Wednesday, January 4, 2023

BSR Classical Music Interludes: January 2023 by Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder previews this month’s upcoming classical music performances in the area, with offerings from the Philadelphia Orchestra, Delaware Symphony, Artcinia, and more.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:02PM
Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Piffaro presents Festa di Natale! by Gail Obenreder

Piffaro’s much-anticipated holiday concert invites us to Christmas in Renaissance Italy this year, and will be available to stream as a recording for those celebrating at home. Gail Obenre…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:27PM
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

BSR Classical Music Interludes: December 2022 by Gail Obenreder

Decking the halls with holiday concerts throughout December in the Philadelphia area. Gail Obenreder previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:32PM
Monday, November 28, 2022

PAFA presents Making American Artists: Stories from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 1776-1976 by Gail Obenreder

What makes art American? PAFA explores this question in a major exhibition that spans 200 of our artistic years, debuting at home before a national tour. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:30PM
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Delaware Art Museum presents A Marriage of Arts & Crafts: Evelyn and William De Morgan by Gail Obenreder

Sidelined by art history, the works of Evelyn and William De Morgan, a Victorian power couple who integrated their artistic practice with social advocacy, make a stunning debut. Gail Obenred…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:27AM
Monday, November 14, 2022

Brandywine River Museum of Art presents Fragile Earth: The Naturalist Impulse in Contemporary Art by Gail Obenreder

A new exhibition from four artists at Brandywine River Museum balances artistry and polemics, merging the nature of the artist with the art of nature. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:50PM
Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Resident Ensemble Players presents Arsenic and Old Lace by Gail Obenreder

Does the legendary play Arsenic and Old Lace hold up for today's audiences? Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:44PM
Wednesday, November 2, 2022

BSR Classical Music Interludes: November 2022 by Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder looks at a few of the musical offerings to brighten up any gray days.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:46PM
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

OperaDelaware presents Così fan tutte by Gail Obenreder

In its first live staging since 2019, OperaDelaware is back with Così fan tutte, Mozart and Da Ponte’s deceptively complex opera buffa, presented here in a rare, virtually uncut format. G…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:53PM
Monday, October 17, 2022

The Delaware Contemporary presents Through a Glass, Darkly by Gail Obenreder

This wandering, wide-ranging exhibition at The Delaware Contemporary is a rare extravaganza of diverse works all in one medium: glass. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:58PM
Wednesday, October 12, 2022

BSR Classical Music Interludes: October 15-30, 2022 by Gail Obenreder

Continuing our two-part look at October’s packed slate, Gail Obenreder looks at some of the many musical offerings in the second half of Arts and Culture Month.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:34PM
Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Delaware Shakespeare presents Twelfth Night, O Lo Que Quieras by Gail Obenreder

This touring Shakespearean reinvention turns Twelfth Night into a winning bilingual musical, integrating script, songs, English, and Spanish into a uniquely accessible and timely performance…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:30PM
Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Philly Fringe 2022 and Festival 022: Opera Philadelphia and Beth Morrison Projects present Black Lodge by Gail Obenreder

Opera Philadelphia closed out Festival 022 with the premiere of Black Lodge, by composer David T. Little and librettist Anne Waldman, with live music by Timur and the Dime Museum and the Ope…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:23PM

Piffaro welcomes new director Priscilla Herreid with Passing the Torch by Gail Obenreder

In the spirit of passing the torch, the season opener for Philly’s illustrious Renaissance band celebrated 15th and 16th-century teachers and mentors who became musical colleagues. Gail Ob…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:52PM
Wednesday, September 28, 2022

BSR Classical Music Interludes: October 1-15, 2022 by Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder previews upcoming music performances happening in the Philly area, including concerts from Orchestra 2001, Choral Arts, Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia Viola Quartet, and more.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:36PM
Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra presents the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain Suite by Gail Obenreder

Delaware Symphony Orchestra paired Jennifer Higdon's latest premiere with favorites from Dvořák in this season opener marking the orchestra’s return to full concerts. Gail Obenreder revi…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:28PM
Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Opera Philadelphia presents: Festival O22: Opera on Film by Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder previews Opera Philadelphia’s Festival O22, which features 30 films screened at the Philadelphia Film Center.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:53PM
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

People’s Light presents Eisa Davis’s Mushroom by Gail Obenreder

People’s Light presents its latest locally inspired New Play Frontiers production, exploring Chester County’s mushroom-farming community. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:58PM
Monday, September 19, 2022

Delaware Theatre Company presents Here You Come Again: How Dolly Saved My Life in 12 Easy Songs by Gail Obenreder

Beloved country-song hits and a script that makes sense? A new homage to Dolly Parton, now onstage at Delaware Theatre Company, is a treat whether or not you’re devoted to Dolly. Gail Oben…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:25PM
Wednesday, September 7, 2022

BSR Classical Music Interludes: September 2022 by Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder rounds up upcoming classical music events throughout the month of September.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:43PM
Tuesday, July 26, 2022

The Delaware Are Museum presents In Conversation: Will Wilson by Gail Obenreder

An important new exhibition of portraits by Diné photographer Will Wilson at the Delaware Art Museum is both strongly historic and strikingly contemporary. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:41PM
Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Delaware Shakespeare presents The Tempest by Gail Obenreder

Delaware Shakespeare celebrates its 20th year of the Bard in Rockwood Park with a strange and satisfying production of The Tempest. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:38PM
Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Winterthur Museum presents From Winterthur to the White House: Jacqueline Kennedy and Henry Francis du Pont by Gail Obenreder

A new Winterthur exhibition revives the historic collaboration that turned the White House into the museum it is today, thanks to the vision of Jacqueline Kennedy and Henry Francis du Pont. …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:10AM
Monday, July 11, 2022

The Delaware Art Museum presents Stan Smokler: Steel in Flux by Gail Obenreder

Sculptor Stan Smokler, who has worked in Chester Country for more than 20 years, comes to the Delaware Art Museum with Steel in Flux, whose found-object abstractions are almost impossible no…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:53PM
Tuesday, July 5, 2022

People’s Light presents Paul Osborn’s The Vinegar Tree by Gail Obenreder

People’s Light revives The Vinegar Tree, a rarely staged comedy of manners by a playwright who was America’s answer to Shaw and Coward. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 08:34PM
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

The Brandywine River Museum of Art presents Dawoud Bey and Gatecrashers: The Rise of the Self-Taught Artist in America by Gail Obenreder

Two exhibitions at the Brandywine River Museum of Art demonstrate bold curatorial vision, with Dawoud Bey: Night Coming Tenderly, Black and Gatecrashers: The Rise of the Self-Taught Artist i…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:17PM
Tuesday, June 7, 2022

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra presents Gershwin and Rachmaninoff by Gail Obenreder

A program of iconic works by Gershwin and Rachmaninoff, originally intended as the Delaware Symphony Orchestra’s season opener, made a smashing conclusion instead. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:22PM

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