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Published: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:10:27 GMT


11 great gifts for Philly classical music fans who think they already have everything
What to give the classical music fan who already has everything? The new Maria Callas: Live Remastered Edition and some well-chosen Philadelphia Orchestra tickets, for starters. Read on for nine more great gifts.

The wide, wild world of Barbara Hannigan arrives at Kimmel
Soprano Barbara Hannigan sings a PCMS recital Tuesday at the Kimmel Center with modern-music pianist Reinbert de Leeuw.

Philadelphia Orchestra makes Haydn's 'The Seasons' as new as tomorrow, as comfortable as yesterday
The Philadelphia Orchestra and Symphonic Choir didn't quite have their arms around Haydn's "The Seasons," a major oratorio that was given its first full performance by the orchestra. But the vocal soloists were wonderful.

Ailyn Pérez ascends to the Met from a Philadelphia launch pad
Ailyn Pérez is now starring as Thais at the Metropolitan Opera. Philly saw that coming: Even before her graduation from the Academy of Vocal Arts, Pérez was drawing adoration.

Composer Steve Mackey and Orchestra 2001 bring their out-there opera, 'Slide,' to Manayunk
Orchestra 2001 went deeper into the world of hybrid music theater with Steve Mackey's "Slide," heard on Tuesday at Princeton's Taplin Auditorium before going on to the Venice Island Performing Arts Center in Manayunk on Thursday.

Juicy documentary 'The Paris Opera' has faces Philly may recognize
Jean-Stephane Bron's movie goes backstage for a close look at young artists, established artists, a bull named Easy Rider, and an ejected ballet master.

The Crossing choir hosts composers not necessarily looking to soothe audiences
Choral music as social commentary? That's what is unfolding with The Crossing choir's National Anthems tour, which concludes Monday in Chestnut Hill.

Philadelphia Orchestra goes apocalyptic with Bruckner
The Philadelphia Orchestra dove into existential thickets of Bruckner's "Symphony No. 8" on Thursday at Verizon Hall.

The future of Philadelphia music: String quartets in helicopters?
Once a comfortably conservative music town, Philadelphia is turning into a hub of musical experimentalists.

'Il Trovatore' in good hands at Academy of Vocal Arts
Gothic Verdi unfolded at the Academy of Vocal Arts on Tuesday in "Il Trovatore" with a capable though somewhat green cast - the exception being Hannah Ludwig. Remember that name.