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Sondra Radvanovsky. Photo by Dominic M. Mercier.

Review: Sondra Radvanovsky in Recital at Opera Philadelphia

Sondra Radvanovsky’s recital as part of Opera Philadelphia’s O17 Festival was a spectacular event. That may seem like an oxymoron to some readers, who expect singer/pianist recitals to be intimate communions. She is a tall, majestic-looking woman with a huge voice. Here she entered what was, for her, the unfamiliar territory of small-scaled personal communication, […]

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Interview: David Rohde Interviews Cellist Amit Peled

Amit Peled is a story-teller. He happens to do it with a cello. But that doesn’t mean you have to be a genius audience member to find the entire story for yourself in the music. The charismatic musician and popular instructor at Baltimore’s Peabody Conservatory feels out an audience to determine how much to say, […]

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Review: LiveConnections Presents Elizabeth Zharoff + Xavier Foley at World Cafe Live

LiveConnections Presents ended its sixth season with soprano Elizabeth Zharoff and double bassist Xavier Foley. This season was devoted to pairing musicians in order to stretch musical boundaries, and has resulted in some memorable programs, such as SYBARITE5 and Jakub Ciupinski, or Nicholas Photinos and Florent Ghys. Although both Zharoff and Foley are extraordinarily talented, […]

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Review: ‘Adapt!’ At The Wilma Theater

Adapt! is a new play that tells the story of Lenka, an immigrant from Communist-era Czechoslovakia who dreams of living in New York City. It’s a world premiere production, written and directed by Blanka Zizka, the Wilma Theater’s longtime Artistic Director. Zizka’s play is autobiographical, ambitious, and has much potential. The production values are high, with […]

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Review: ‘All About Dvořák’ at National Chamber Ensemble by Ross Heath

Czech out the National Chamber Ensemble The wonderful National Chamber Ensemble closed its ninth season tonight with a Mother’s Day concert spotlighting the music of the renowned Czech composer, Antonin Dvořák. Under the leadership of founding Artistic Director Leonid Sushansky, the group of chamber musicians has solidly established itself as one of the top music […]

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‘The Art of the African-American Spiritual’ at National Chamber Ensemble by Jane Coyne

The National Chamber Ensemble presented The Art of the African-American Spritual at Artisphere on Saturday evening. It was a delightful concert with talent abounding, and the setting was most enjoyable. The evening kicked off with a warm welcome from guest host Linda Jacobs Washington, who welcomed the audience and introduced the concert in a refreshingly […]

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