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Sunday, May 30, 2021

Piffaro presents ‘Fuguing from Obrecht to Bach’ by Gail Obenreder

Piffaro’s latest virtual musical presentation, ‘Fuguing from Obrecht to Bach,’ chases melody, mystery, and musical conversations. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

‘Philadelphia Builds: Essays on Architecture’ by Michael J. Lewis by Gail Obenreder

‘Philadelphia Builds,’ architectural historian Michael J. Lewis’s latest book, is a new look at this old city, just in time for everyone who’s sick of their own four walls. Gail Oben…

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Monday, April 26, 2021

Resident Ensemble Players present Agatha Christie’s ‘The Poirot Mysteries’ by Gail Obenreder

Resident Ensemble Players closes its audio-streaming season with an Agatha Christie double-bill to delight Hercule Poirot devotees: ‘The King of Clubs’ and ‘The Cornish Mystery.’ Gai…

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Monday, April 19, 2021

Opera Philadelphia presents Caroline Shaw and Anne Carson’s ‘We Need to Talk’ by Gail Obenreder

Opera Philadelphia concludes its 2021 digital series with ‘We Need to Talk,’ an exciting collaboration between composer Caroline Shaw and poet Anne Carson. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Delaware Symphony Orchestra presents Smetana, Wagner, and Tchaikovsky by Gail Obenreder

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra continues its distanced season with a livestream of rich musical narratives from Smetana, Wagner, and Tchaikovsky. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The Museum of the American Revolution presents Melissa Dunphy’s ‘Remember the Ladies’ by Gail Obenreder

Abigail Adams’s famous “remember the ladies” letter returns to Philly for the first time since she sent it to her husband in 1776, and composer Melissa Dunphy gives it new life. Gail O…

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Resident Ensemble Players presents Joseph Kesselring’s ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ by Gail Obenreder

My stars, it’s ‘Arsenic and Old Lace,’ the latest audio production from Resident Ensemble Players. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Bridge Records presents ‘Visca L’Amor: Catalan Art Songs of the 20th and 21st centuries’ by Gail Obenreder

‘Visca L’Amor,’ a new recording at the University of Delaware, restores a trove of Catalan musical treasures. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Monday, January 25, 2021

Opera Philadelphia presents David T. Little’s ‘Soldier Songs’ by Gail Obenreder

David T. Little’s ‘Soldier Songs’ is adapted into a disturbingly luminous film by Opera Philadelphia, directed by and starring an indomitable Johnathan McCullough. Gail Obenreder revie…

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Piffaro presents ‘Music for 12th Night’ by Gail Obenreder

Piffaro’s ‘Music for 12th Night’ showcased 17th-century mystery, mastery, and music. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Resident Ensemble Players present ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Gail Obenreder

A Christmas Carol is an onstage holiday staple, but this year, have a listen thanks to the audio production from the University of Delaware’s Resident Ensemble Players. Gail Obenreder revi…

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Piffaro presents ‘The Bells and Whistles of Utrecht’ by Gail Obenreder

Piffaro and carilloneur Janet Tebbel are ringing all the bells in their excellent season opener, which makes the most of video. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

The Crossing presents ‘In Nature’ and ‘One Day I Saw’ by Gail Obenreder

A pandemic doesn’t stop the artists of The Crossing, who continue to innovate across necessary spaces. The group’s latest interdisciplinary works include ‘In Nature’ and ‘One Day I…

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Jeff Kaufman’s ‘Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life’ by Gail Obenreder

The 2018 documentary ‘Every Act of Life,’ seeing a resurgence following Terrance McNally’s death from COVID-19 complications earlier this year, is a wonderful look into the life and ca…

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Visitor feedback leads a long-planned makeover at the Delaware Art Museum by Gail Obenreder

Leaders of a major reinstall at the Delaware Art Museum talk with Gail Obenreder about how commentary from their visitors is driving a whole new look at the galleries.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Delaware Contemporary presents Theresa Chromati, Ellen Priest, and Cheryl Warrick by Gail Obenreder

With four striking exhibitions, and more to come, Delaware Contemporary reopens with a spotlight on three beguiling artists alongside a new community feature. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

OperaDelaware presents ‘Drive-Through Arias’ by Gail Obenreder

OperaDelaware made its first foray into pandemic-era performance with ‘Drive-Through Arias,’ a three-performance program featuring a trio of singers bringing opera’s greatest hits to t…

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Crossing presents ‘Carthage’ by Gail Obenreder

‘Carthage,’ the latest recording from The Crossing, dwells on spirituality and doubt and musical riches. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

‘The Art of Noticing’ by Rob Walker by Gail Obenreder

Turning off or turning on the TV is one way to get through. Rob Walker suggests something else. Gail Obenreder reviews ‘The Art of Noticing.’

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

‘The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History’ by Kassia St. Clair by Gail Obenreder

It touches us from birth to death, but how much do we really think about fabric? Kassia St. Clair’s ‘The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History’ unspools an exciting world, from mum…

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

DSO and Brasil Guitar Duo present ‘The Book of Signs’ and ‘Concerto Caboclo’ by Gail Obenreder

Music of our times, for our times: Gail Obenreder reviews an album from the Delaware Symphony Orchestra featuring stellar solo sounds from Brasil Guitar Duo.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Scott Dadich’s ‘Abstract: The Art of Design’ is streaming on Netflix by Gail Obenreder

Brilliant designers make for brilliant television. Gail Obenreder reviews ‘Abstract: The Art of Design,’ an original Netflix documentary series.

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Monday, March 30, 2020

‘Dishing with Julia Child’ premieres on WHYY by Gail Obenreder

Today’s top culinary stars view a past master on PBS’s ‘Dishing with Julia Child.’ Gail Obenreder reviews.

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‘The Secret Lives of Color’ by Kassia St. Clair by Gail Obenreder

Who knew hues could be so riveting? Gail Obenreder reviews Kassia St. Clair’s colorful book.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The Resident Ensemble Players present Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’ by Gail Obenreder

Irish director Ben Barnes takes on American troubles with REP’s ‘Crucible.’ Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

#GLASSFEST and The Crossing present Donald Nally’s ‘Knee Plays’ by Gail Obenreder

The Crossing mixes it up to kick off #GLASSFEST, with the premiere of ‘Knee Plays,’ drawn from the music of Philip Glass and David Byrne. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Friday, February 21, 2020

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra presents ‘An Evening of Strings with the Mendelssohns’ by Gail Obenreder

Delaware Symphony players meet the Mendelssohns and Caroline Shaw with virtuosic joie di vivre. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Mélomanie presents ‘Music & Art of Iran’ by Gail Obenreder

The Mélomanie ensemble makes a chamber-music visit to Persia. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Monday, February 17, 2020

The Delaware Contemporary presents ‘Focal Points: Women Advancing the Aperture’ by Gail Obenreder

The Delaware Contemporary marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment in its own style, with an eye on women’s lenses in ‘Focal Points: Women Advancing the Aperture.’ Gail Obenreder rev…

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia presents ‘Music of the Enlightenment’ by Gail Obenreder

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia hails the glass harmonica to revive the Enlightenment—an appropriate sound for Philadelphia’s history. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra presents ‘False Starts’ by Gail Obenreder

Delaware Symphony plays works by Borodin, Elgar, and Rachmaninoff that had difficult premieres in their own times. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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