Dazzling Philadelphia debut by the spectacularly talented Junction Trio

United StatesUnited States Various: Junction Trio (Stefan Jackiw [violin], Conrad Tao [piano], Jay Campbell [cello]). Benjamin Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society & Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Philadelphia, 20.5.2021, and reviewed from a 22.5.2021 stream. (BJ)

Junction Trio (c) Shervin Lainez

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Opera Philadelphia in 2021/22

Opera Philadelphia announces ‘live and digital’ 2021-2022 season

Building on the success of its acclaimed 2020-2021 season, described by The New York Times as ‘laying claim to the mantle of making new material during the pandemic’, Opera Philadelphia has announced plans for an untraditional 2021-2022 season. Eliminating the time constraints of what constitutes an ‘opera season’, the Opera Philadelphia Channel will continue to stream original films, archival performances and new programming year-round.

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Opera Philadelphia takes the leap into live opera with The Drama of Tosca

United StatesUnited States Puccini, The Drama of Tosca: Soloists, Opera Philadelphia Chorus & Orchestra / Corrado Rovaris (conductor), Opera Philadelphia, Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, 5.5.2021. (RP)

Quinn Kelsey (Scarpia) and Brian Jagde (Cavaradossi) (c) Dominic M. Mercier

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Imagination and virtuosity in Shai Wosner’s Philadelphia recital

United StatesUnited States Various: Shai Wosner (piano). Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, 8.4.2021. Reviewed from the 11.4.21 stream. (BJ)

Shai Wosner plays for the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

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John Holiday premieres Tyshawn Sorey’s Save the Boys for Opera Philadelphia

United StatesUnited States Tyshawn Sorey, Save the Boys: John Holiday (countertenor), Grant Loehnig (piano). Opera Philadelphia, Rittenhouse Soundworks, Philadelphia. Available on Opera Philadelphia Channel through 31.5.2021. (RP)

Countertenor John Holiday in Save the Boys

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From Venice to a Philadelphia screen: a magical evocation of nature and humankind

United StatesUnited States Vivaldi, Le quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons): Gil Shaham (conductor and violinist), Philadelphia Orchestra, recorded at Verizon Hall in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, in November 2020, and reviewed from a 6.2.2021 WHYY TV broadcast. (BJ)

Gill Shaham (c) Jeff Fusco

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