August 20, 1987 |
A Philadelphia tradition is wrapping up its 22d year with the last three free summer concerts of the Pennypack Park Festival tonight and next week. Tonight's concert, which starts at 8, features Glenn Miller Orchestra in the band shell at the park entrance at Rhawn Street and Winchester Avenue. Vincent Lopez and his orchestra will play Tuesday and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra is scheduled for next Thursday. The series was financed by a grant from the city and donations from Frankford Trust Charities and Philadelphia Electric Co. The original Four Aces, a Philadelphia group that has been singing doo-wop for three decades, entertained last Thursday.
April 25, 2002 |
The Philadelphia Orchestra's Access concerts, in a period of transition, weighed in with a one-size-fits-all compromise Tuesday night. But don't get used to it. The orchestra had advertised Tuesday night's Access concert at $15 per ticket, then charged patrons full price (up to $110) when they tried to buy one. And the product they were selling changed, too. Tuesday's concert, which was to have been an inexpensive, short, educational outing with Gershwin turned into a costly, long (two-hour-and-15-minute)
May 17, 1989 |
City health officials say four of the students hit by the current measles outbreak here have something else in common besides itchy spots: They attended a rock concert featuring R.E.M. at the Spectrum on April 20. "At least the last four cases of measles reported to us tie in to that concert. The kids were there," said Bob Levenson, acting director of the Health Department's division of disease control. There has been a report of one case of measles at each of four schools in the city during the past week.
May 4, 1988 |
Anthony Mecoli had a special plan in mind when he joined Gloucester County College as music director in September. "When I first applied for the post here, I thought it would be a great idea to develop some type of a musical and cultural organization," he said. "The Gloucester County College administration, it turned out, had been thinking the same thing for some time. " Mecoli's plan was to develop a group that would sponsor musical productions at the college. Open to all music lovers, the program would "bring the musical entertainment that people find in Philadelphia or New York to Gloucester County," he said.
August 22, 1991 |
The bells that toll on Wednesday evenings at the Washington Memorial Chapel in the Valley Forge National Park will ring for the last time this summer at 8 p.m. Wednesday. A barbecue chicken dinner, which usually attracts 300 to 400 people, will precede the potpourri concert by the chapel's resident carillonneur, Frank DellaPenna, and his students. Tickets for the dinner, $7.50 for adults and $4 for children, are on sale at the Cabin Shop. For more information, call 783-0576. "After dinner, the bell tower will be open for anyone who wants to walk off their dinner by climbing the 112 steps up the tower," DellaPenna said.
December 11, 2006 |
You didn't need to squint to pretend you were at any one of the drafty rush-hour church concerts in Paris when Philadelphia's Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players played two hours of French baroque music Saturday at St. Mark's Church - Gallic chill and all. Musicians wore down vests over their concert gowns, the harpsichordist blew on his fingers before playing, and the audience sat rapt but bundled for a program titled "Les Conversations Galantes....
October 23, 2000 |
It's not nice to generalize, but it's pretty safe to think of brass players as the frat boys of the orchestra - the section most likely to chug beer, yell and do the macho swagger. Center City Brass Quintet managed a few understated moments Saturday night at the Church of the Holy Trinity in the Curtis Institute of Music Alumni Recital Series. But for the most part, blasting was the name of the game. True, it was glorious blasting. Brilliant blasting. Highly accurate blasting.
November 5, 1990 |
It was an evening of unity of purpose and diversity of sound last night at the Academy of Music. Before a sold-out crowd, which included many political luminaries, Women's Way celebrated "Women in Concert," a benefit for social agencies serving women and children. Hosted by Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis, the show featured the eclectic urban folk music of the Roches, the contemporary country sound of the mother-daughter duo the Judds, and the soulful supper-club jazz of Dionne Warwick.
June 12, 1988 |
Some fans headed for the first "Monsters of Rock" concert at JFK Stadium yesterday were greeted by the first-ever detail from the State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement agents at the sports complex, resulting in five arrests, police said. "It was like a zoo," said state police Sgt. John McGeehan. "We had eight officers out there and all the offenses took place outside the stadium. This will be a regular routine for us. We will be down there for more concerts in the stadium complexes.
April 10, 2008 |
Anyone who knew Dick Doran probably can't escape a certain measure of denial today - the feeling that, walking along Walnut Street, you might actually run into the avuncular arts and business fixture, who would tell you what a terrific concert you just missed. It was a terrific concert, Tuesday night's gathering of pianists Lang Lang, Yuja Wang, Gary Graffman and others at the Church of the Holy Trinity. But this time the rest of us will have to agitate for the talent we heard - talent trained here and fanned out onto stages worldwide - since the concert was in honor of Doran, who died suddenly last year in New York after attending the Metropolitan Opera.