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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Absorbing 18th-century program experienced through the Philadelphia Orchestra’s 21st-century technology

United StatesUnited States Various: Philippe Tondre (oboe), Philadelphia Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor), recorded in November 2020 at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, Philadelphia, and reviewed as a 21.1.2021 livestream from the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Digital Stage. (BJ)

Philippe Tondre (oboe) and Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor) (c) Jeff Fusco

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Opera Philadelphia Channel blazes a new path with Soldier Songs

United States David T. Little’s Soldier Songs: Johnathan McCullough (baritone), Opera Philadelphia Orchestra / Corrado Rovaris (conductor). Available on Opera Philadelphia Channel from 22.1. to 31.5.2021. (RP)

Johnathan McCollough in Solder Songs © Dominic Mercier

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BON APPÉTIT!: A Sweet Soirée – Jamie Barton is as luscious as the chocolate cake she bakes for Opera Philadelphia

United StatesUnited States Lee Hoiby, Bon Appétit!: Jamie Barton (mezzo-soprano), Jonathan Easter (piano), Opera Philadelphia. Available on Opera Philadelphia Channel until 15.1.2021. (RP)

Jamie Barton as Julia Child

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The Dover Quartet and a lively romp through Ligeti

Dover Quartet

United StatesUnited States Haydn, Ligeti, Dvořák – Dover Quartet (Joel Link, Bryan Lee, [violins], Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt [viola], Camden Shaw [cello]): Exclusively for Cal Performances at Home from Gould Rehearsal Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, 16.10.2020. Streaming 10.12.2020 to 10.3.2021 (click here). (HS)

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Opera Philadelphia opens digital season with Lawrence Brownlee & Friends

United StatesUnited States Lawrence Brownlee & Friends in Philadelphia: Lawrence Brownlee (tenor), Lindsey Reynolds, Sarah Shafer & Karen Slack (sopranos), Myra Huang (piano). Performance from Opera Philadelphia, Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, live-streamed first on 23.10.2020. (RP)

Lawrence Brownlee (tenor), Myra Huang (piano) & Sarah Shafer (soprano)
© Dominic M. Mercier

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Emanuel Ax and the Philadelphia Orchestra intelligently juxtapose a world premiere with Mozart and Brahms

United StatesUnited States Hunt, Mozart, Brahms: Emanuel Ax (piano), Philadelphia Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor). Recorded live at the Mann Music Center in Philadelphia on 15.10.2020 and reviewed from an 18.10.2020 stream on the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Digital Stage. (BJ)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor), Emmanuel Ax (piano)
and members of the Philadelphia Orchestra (c) Jeff Fusco

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