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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

OperaDelaware presents Puccini’s Turandot by Gail Obenreder

Puccini’s legendary Turandot (unfinished when he died) is typically a rare treat for opera lovers, but OperaDelaware joins many companies marking the centennial of the composer’s death. …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:19PM
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

BSR Classical Interludes May 17-June 2, 2024 by Gail Obenreder

Rounding up May's music offerings, including a capella from Variant Six, an album from Filament, a program featuring the baryton, and a tribute to the late Tom Purdom by Dolce Suono. Gail Ob…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:19PM
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Piffaro presents The Glory of the Wind Band: Music of Portugal and Spain by Gail Obenreder

For its season closer, Piffaro brought its trademark virtuosity to a tour of Renaissance Portugal and Spain, featuring dozens of period instruments and a rich program of sacred and secular m…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:11AM
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

BSR Classical Interludes, May 1-15, 2024 by Gail Obenreder

Three operas, an operetta, and new vocal work decorate the first half of a very vocal May. Gail Obenreder previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:17PM
Tuesday, April 23, 2024

1812 Productions and Delaware Theatre Company present Bruce Graham’s Flatlanders (second review) by Gail Obenreder

This world-premiere production of Bruce Graham’s Flatlanders debuted at 1812 earlier this year, and now the show continues at Delaware Theatre Company. But this script still can’t get of…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:45PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

BSR Classical Interludes, April 19-May 3, 2024 by Gail Obenreder

More music for April and early May, including performances by Delaware Symphony, Opera Philadelphia, Mendelssohn Chorus, and more. Gail Obenreder previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 06:14PM
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Resident Ensemble Players presents Ira Levin’s Deathtrap by Gail Obenreder

Both movie and live theater audiences love thrillers, so why are frightening plays relatively rare? The University of Delaware’s Resident Ensemble Players delivers with a scary new product…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:59PM
Monday, April 15, 2024

Delaware Art Museum presents In Focus by Gail Obenreder

In a small gallery away from its usual bustle, Delaware Art Museum presents In Focus, a gathering of powerful works by women photographers featured from the museum collection. Gail Obenreder…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:52PM
Wednesday, April 3, 2024

BSR Classical Interludes, April 6-14, 2024 by Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder rounds up the first part of April’s classical music events happening in and around the city.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:15PM
Tuesday, April 2, 2024

The Brandywine Museum of Art presents Jamie Wyeth: Unsettled by Gail Obenreder

A bold, chilling, and magnetic new Brandywine Museum of Art exhibition disentangles Jamie Wyeth from the legacies of his father and grandfather. Gail Obenreder reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:49PM
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

BSR Classical Interludes: March 22-28, 2024 by Gail Obenreder

Open Organ Day, Avery Fisher Career Grant virtuoso brothers Anthony and Demarre McGill come to town, and new organizations Liberty City Arts and Musica Tevere show off their talents. Gail Ob…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 08:49AM
Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Tempesta di Mare presents Vivaldi’s Juditha triumphans by Gail Obenreder

Vivaldi’s Juditha triumphans, a 1716 oratorio about Judith and Holofernes that premiered with a famous all-women Venetian ensemble, is little-know today. Philly’s baroque orchestra reviv…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:56PM
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

BSR Classical Interludes, March 15-17, 2024 by Gail Obenreder

Classical music happening in the Philadelphia area this week, including performances from Piffaro, Artcinia, The Crossing, and Opera Philadelphia. Gail Obenreder previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:43PM
Wednesday, March 6, 2024

BSR Classical Interludes, March 5-23, 2024 by Gail Obenreder

Classical music in March in the Philly area is abundant, with performances from Brandywine Baroque, Curtis Symphony, and an entire festival dedicated to celebrating organ music. Gail Obenred…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:38PM
Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Filament presents The Muse’s Prism by Gail Obenreder

Filament, a young early-music trio of violin, viola de gamba, and harpsichord, celebrated its fifth anniversary with a concert of crystalline and perfectly balanced music at Gloria Dei Churc…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:44PM
Monday, February 26, 2024

Delaware Theatre Company presents Ted Swindley’s Always… Patsy Cline by Gail Obenreder

Delaware Theatre Company’s new production of Always… Patsy Cline, with spot-on casting and design, feels like a night in the company of the real country-music legend. Gail Obenreder revi…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:41PM
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

BSR Classical Interludes, February and March 2024 by Gail Obenreder

More classical music happening in and around the city in the coming weeks of February and early March. Gail Obenreder previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:01PM
Monday, February 19, 2024

The Science History Institute presents BOLD: Color from Test Tube to Textile by Gail Obenreder

A new exhibition at the Science History Institute explores how and why we naturally colored our clothes, bodies, and environments for millennia—and what changed when we created color in a …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:01PM
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

BSR Classical Interludes, February 2024, part 2 by Gail Obenreder

More classical music in February, including offerings from the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Lyric Fest, Delaware Symphony Chamber Orchestra, and more. Gail Obenreder previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:40PM
Wednesday, January 24, 2024

BSR Classical Interludes, February 2024 by Gail Obenreder

Leaving January (with a few concerts) and starting February with plenty of music to take in. Gail Obenreder previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 08:32PM
Wednesday, January 17, 2024

BSR Classical Interludes, January 2024 by Gail Obenreder

Previewing the year’s first upcoming musical performances in the area, including offerings from Delaware Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Penn Live Arts, and more. Gail Obenred…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:39AM
Wednesday, December 13, 2023

BSR Classical Interludes, December 2023, part 2 by Gail Obenreder

The final Classical Interludes of the year features offerings from the Crossing, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Lyric Fest, Choral Arts, and a performance with over 100 tuba players. Gai…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:37PM
Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Piffaro presents Christmas in Southern Germany by Gail Obenreder

Piffaro celebrates the season by treating audiences to Christmas in Southern Germany, an uplifting and accessible multi-instrumental deep dive into sacred works of the 16th and 17th century.…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:04PM
Monday, December 11, 2023

Delaware Theatre Company presents Peter and the Starcatcher by Gail Obenreder

As an American-style panto, this ebullient, exceptional production of Peter at the Starcatcher from Delaware Theatre Company is a welcome respite from endless Christmas Carols. Gail Obenrede…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:03PM
Wednesday, December 6, 2023

BSR Classical Interludes, December 2023 by Gail Obenreder

Holiday cheer, community carols, and the return of the “Silent Night” Sing-in highlight the month. Gail Obenreder previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:56PM
Tuesday, November 21, 2023

The Delaware Art Museum presents The Rossettis by Gail Obenreder

The Delaware Art Museum has the biggest collection of British Pre-Raphaelite artworks outside the UK, and this exhibition, which opened at Tate Britain and now lands stateside, honors the ra…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:28PM
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

BSR Classical Interludes November 2023, part 2 by Gail Obenreder

Another serving of November classical music offerings popping up in the Greater Philadelphia area. Gail Obenreder previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 08:35PM
Tuesday, November 14, 2023

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra presents ¡Música Bravo! by Gail Obenreder

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra continues its 2023-24 season with guest conductor Michelle Di Russo, who programmed her ideal concert with Joaquín Rodrigo, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and more…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:36PM
Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Resident Ensemble Players presents John Ball’s In the Heat of the Night by Gail Obenreder

Resident Ensemble Players at the University of Delaware continues its season with In the Heat of the Night, a world-class whodunit that doesn’t shy away from its story’s disturbing roots…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:13PM
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

BSR Classical Interludes, November 2023 by Gail Obenreder

November classical music offerings throughout the Philadelphia area, featuring performances from Articinia, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and music at the Woodlands. Gail Obenreder pre…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:01PM
Monday, October 30, 2023

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library presents Ann Lowe: American Couturier by Gail Obenreder

Ann Lowe, a Black American designer, should have been as famous as the 20th-century French couturiers who are household names today. A new exhibition at Winterthur charts her remarkable sart…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:22PM

All that Chat

2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards