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Published: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:44:46 GMT


Conductor Alan Gilbert has a future at the 'Elphi'
Though Alan Gilbert appeared to be leaving the New York Philharmonic without another job waiting for him, he was just appointed to the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in Hamburg, Germany.

Yannick has his way with Mendelssohn's symphonies in new three-disc set
Yannick Nezet-Seguin's latest recording is three-CD set of Mendelssohn's complete symphonies with Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

At Painted Bride, a musical longing for the Damascus that was
Philadelphia composer/cellist Kinan Abou-afach plays a "Letter from Syria" concert Saturday.

A vigil from Finland envelops the Barnes
The Barnes Foundation found one of many possible musical counterparts in a program of Rautavaara choral music from Finland.

Simone Dinnerstein plus Cubans arrive for two area gigs
Everybody is pitching in for Simone Dinnerstein's Mozart in Havana CD and tour, from strings to lodging to webcasts.

Puzzling departure for New York Philharmonic conductor who cut his teeth in Philly
Alan Gilbert is wrapping up his tenure - amid many unanswered questions.

Philly hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris gets a new Off-Broadway show
"Funkedified," at 42nd Street's New Victory Theater, will draw on his roots in 1970s funk. It's slated to open next June.

'Dear Evan Hansen' wins big at the 71st Tony Awards
Songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul win best score in the 71st Tony Awards for their hit Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen.

Fingers crossed for two Philly plays at Sunday's Tony Awards
The 2017 Tony Awards, broadcast live on CBS at 8 p.m. Sunday, may defy a post-Hamilton slump with two strong contenders with firm Philadelphia roots - the musical Dear Evan Hansen and the play Oslo.

Philadelphia Orchestra in Mongolia: Working hard on love from afar
Though the Mongolian public is hard to read, the Philadelphia Orchestra is being welcomed back to Ulaanbaatar at some future date.