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Published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:29:17 GMT


Jazz in the hinterlands: Out of the clubs and onto the farms
A collection of talented musicians populates a thriving scene that filters down from Delaware Water Gap on both sides of the river. Its big annual jazz fest happens Sept. 8-10.

Move over Yo-Yo Ma: Barney Frank to front First Editions concert in October
Longtime Democratic congressman Barney Frank will be a guest of Chamber Orchestra First Editions in October in Philadelphia.

Now revealed: Leonard Bernstein's two near-death experiences in Philly - one at gunpoint, one artistic
Philadelphia and the world are about to embark on a year of 100th-anniversary celebrations honoring the composer and conductor, who attended the Curtis Institute.

Ching-Yun Hu opens concert series in mighty tangle with Rachmaninoff
Taiwanese pianist Ching-Yun Hu, artistic director of the cross-cultural Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy, played Tuesday at the Curtis Institute. More programs are slated through Tuesday.

Need a road trip? Try the Philadelphia Orchestra's summer home
It's a four-hour-plus drive to Saratoga Springs to hear the Philadelphia Orchestra at its longtime summer home. Are there enough subsidiary pleasures to make the trip worth it?

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.

It's summertime, and the LPs in our classical critic's shopping cart are quirky
Exploring the cultural Everests of the music world is a great wintertime pursuit, but in the summer, we may be more inclined to fall into the sink holes. What's there? A remarkable lost world.

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.