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Published: Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:55:01 GMT


Philadelphia Orchestra by request leaves audience marching, not buzzing
The Philadelphia Orchestra's by-request concert Wednesday at the Mann Center featured Wagner, Sibelius, Liszt and other usual suspects.

Valley Forge native headed to Broadway as Glinda in 'Wicked'
Amanda Jane Cooper steps into the role of Glinda the Good Witch, originated by Kristin Chenoweth. Cooper has been playing the role in the national touring production of the show.

Young pianist shines at orchestra's Mann Center Tchaikovsky show
Yijia Wang made a poetic debut - and is not to be confused with the more famous Yuja Wang.

Esperanza Spalding brings her best diva brilliance to the Philadelphia Orchestra - and some great shoes
The jazz artist didn't really need a symphonic backup band, but it was a fun night at the Kimmel Center in any case.

Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding has found a new creative home base in Philly
Most anything is possible when jazz singer/bassist Esperanza Spalding collaborates with the combined Philadelphia Orchestra and NY02 youth orchestra Tuesday at the Kimmel Center.

The guy who scored everything from 'The Lion King' to 'The Dark Knight' is headlining the Wells Fargo Center
Film composer Hans Zimmer is taking a break from the recording studios where he creates scores for any number of blockbuster films (the most recent is Dunkirk) and hits the road with a high-profile concert tour.

Philly firebrand who mentored Bernstein is back in the spotlight, big-time
The once-notorious The Cradle Will Rock by Philadelphia composer Marc Blitzstein has emerged from its own legend at Opera Saratoga.

The latest in performance art: An all-nighter with 'nuns' at the Barnes Foundation
The Barnes Foundation is no stranger to all-night presentations, and in its tradition of art on the cutting edge is presenting Midnight Vigil: A Delirious Encounter with Divine Inspiration starting 11:59 p.m. Saturday.

Crumb and Wernick: Composers who don't capitulate to the times
Two of Philadelphia's most honored eighty-something composers continue on their own paths in two new Bridge-label recordings.

The Crossing premieres a moveable feast from Bang on a Can
The Crossing closed its Month of Moderns Festival with a new hour-plus work by Michael Gordon dealing with homeless people, 9/11, and Abraham Lincoln.