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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Philadelphia, PA, United States

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PhiladelphiaVirtual Philadelphia Orchestra

Virtual Philadelphia Orchestra
Habibi, Beethoven
The Philadelphia Orchestra; Yannick Nézet-Séguin

PhiladelphiaWe Shall Not Be MovedWorld Première

Roumain: We Shall Not Be Moved
Viswa Subbaraman; Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company; Opera Philadelphia; Matt Saunders; Liz Prince; Lauren Whitehead; Kirstin Chávez

PhiladelphiaIl barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Corrado Rovaris; Michael Shell; Opera Philadelphia; Shoko Kambara; Amanda Seymour; Jennifer Holloway; Taylor Stayton

PhiladelphiaSky on SwingsWorld première

Beecher: Sky on Swings
Geoffrey McDonald; Joanna Settle; Opera Philadelphia; Andrew Lieberman; Tilly Grimes; Frederica von Stade; Marietta Simpson

PhiladelphiaBreaking the Waves

Mazzoli: Breaking the Waves
Steven Osgood; James Darrah; Opera Philadelphia; Adam Rigg; Chrisi Karvonides; Kiera Duffy; John Michael Moore

PhiladelphiaThe Season Finale

Bruckner
The Philadelphia Orchestra; Joe Miller; Philadelphia Symphonic Choir; Yannick Nézet-Séguin
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Marin Alsop celebrates the American melting pot in Philadelphia

Marin Alsop © Grant Leighton
The program paired works of two living female composers with a suite of selections from Porgy and Bess, featuring star soprano Angel Blue.
***11
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Albert Herring earns the crown at Curtis Opera Theatre

Ruby Dibble (Mrs Herring), Ethan Burck (Albert Herring) and Merissa Beddows (Lady Billows) © WMB Photo
Benjamin Britten's comic slice of country life proves an ideal choice for the conservatory setting.
****1
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Edward Gardner impresses in Philadelphia debut

Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega
Michael Daugherty’s Once Upon a Castle, composed in 2003, is the highlight of Edward Gardner's Philadelphia Orchestra debut.  
*****
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Philip Glass and David Byrne's Knee Plays

The Crossing performing Knee Plays at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts © John C. Hawthorne
The Knee Plays was an unusual selection to kick off a Philip Glass celebration, but the engaging production spoke to a time and associations in the composer's career.
*****
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A match made in Mendelssohn

Herbert Blomstedt © Martin UK Lengemann
Herbert Blomstedt and Lise de la Salle proved an ideal pair in the rarely heard Piano Concerto no. 2 in D minor with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
*****
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Philadelphia Orchestra conjures sorcerers and spells

Isabel Leonard © Deniz Saylan
Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges made up for an uneven first half that jumped from Mozart to Harry Potter.
***11
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