November 25, 1994 |
If you know a "water music," chances are it's the one by Handel. But there's another, less-known major baroque work that uses water as its inspiration: Telemann's Hamburg's Ebb and Flow. And when it comes to painting musical pictures about water, the Hamburg work practically overflows with images. "Unlike Handel's Water Music, which has great melodies and textures that we all love, the Telemann is a very programmatic piece," says Elissa Berardi, a flutist and leader of Philomel, which performs the rarely heard piece this weekend.
May 18, 2007 |
There used to be a billboard at North Philadelphia's old Connie Mack Stadium advertising Tastykakes. The rectangular space adorning the outfield wall represented cooperation between neighboring icons: Tasty Baking Co. was housed on nearby Hunting Park Avenue in what then was a thriving commercial area. Thirty-seven years ago, the Phillies relocated six miles down Broad Street in South Philadelphia, finding a more profitable climate in which to conduct their brand of commerce. Now, Tasty Baking has announced it will follow that same C bus route even farther south, to the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
December 11, 2009 |
When Ben Daniels went to make the first A Sunny Day in Glasgow album, he drafted his sisters Lauren and Robin to provide the ethereal, angelic vocals to top his blissful dream-pop soundscapes. Scribble Music Comic Journal, the Philly band's '07 debut, was very lush (and very Lush, as in the early '90s British band), a stirring blend of effects-laden guitars, electronic ambience, and floating vocals that occasionally coalesced into bubbly pop hooks. A Sunny Day in Glasgow (ASDiG)
June 24, 1995 |
Mahler works his magic best in a proper hall. Hearing the angst-ridden Romantic out of doors you miss many of his delicacies and torments. Surely that's one reason so many stayed away from Thursday night's Philadelphia Orchestra performance at the Mann Music Center, in which the amphitheater held half as many listeners as capacity, and the lawn benches also had disappointing vacant spots. The Symphony No. 3 in D Minor is Mahler at his most pantheistic. Indeed, the composer intended its cymbals, drums and trumpets to celebrate and describe the natural world that he loved with immense passion.
May 21, 2004 |
Flyers forwards Tony Amonte and Jeremy Roenick and goalie Robert Esche have been selected to play for the United States in this summer's World Cup of Hockey. Detroit defenseman Chris Chelios and Dallas forward Mike Modano are among 13 players back to defend Team USA's championship. San Jose coach Ron Wilson will be the coach. Other forwards chosen are Dallas' Bill Guerin, Detroit's Brett Hull, Colorado's Steve Konowalchuk, Boston's Brian Rolston, Ottawa's Bryan Smolinski, St. Louis' Doug Weight and Keith Tkachuk, the New York Islanders' Jason Blake, Calgary's Craig Conroy, Buffalo's Chris Drury, Washington's Jeff Halpern and New Jersey's Jamie Langenbrunner.
June 12, 1987 |
No explanation is adequate for the ebb and flow of singular talents on particular instruments. In one generation, violinists abound; in another, pianists are pre-eminent. Yo-Yo Ma played last night with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Music Center to remind the audience that an age of cellists is flowing strongly just now. This 32-year-old cellist is the emblem of a remarkable group of young players whose technique knows no limit and whose musicality makes their virtuosity invisible in the midst of the exalted music-making.
August 15, 1997 |
James Edward Jackson Jr., a jazz musician and member of the Sun Ra Arkestra, died Sunday. He was 65 and lived in Germantown. Jackson, whose friends and followers called "Jac," was found dead in his bedroom in the band's Germantown rowhouse. He died of arterial sclerosis, according to the band's trombonist, Tyrone Hill. "He was one of the most dedicated musicians I've ever seen," Hill said. A bassoonist also known for playing a drum carved from a tree trunk, Jackson taught himself to play the flute while growing up in New Haven, Conn.
September 30, 2005 |
The rain yesterday couldn't dampen Joe Syrnick's enthusiasm when the chief executive officer of the Schuylkill River Development Corp. announced details of the first rowing regatta on the lower river Oct. 22. Not even the thunderous idling of a CSX locomotive and freight train, which had pulled itself alongside the site of a scheduled news conference in the park near Race Street, could squelch the mood. "Great cities have great rivers," Syrnick told reporters, broadcast crews, public officials and residents.
June 8, 2009 |
The slight current of the Maurice River pulls at Mike Trout. It's the one place the Millville High star centerfielder can escape and relax these days, fishing and crabbing with friends, away from the ebb and flow of the baseball world that has been tugging at him the last few weeks. Tomorrow night, Trout's life could take a dramatic turn if his name is called - as expected - in the first round of Major League Baseball's amateur draft. The 6-2, 200-pounder has been contacted by all 30 major league teams and 27 team representatives have visited his South Jersey home.
February 12, 2010 |
On Wednesday night in Toronto, the 76ers concluded their pre-break schedule with a 104-93 loss to the Raptors, a game whose ebb and flow mirrored that of the season's first 51 games: first a speedy slide downward and then a quick burst of gaining ground, with a sense of confusion throughout. In that loss, the Sixers trailed by as many as 23 points, exploded to tie the game with just over two minutes remaining, and then exhibited some frustration afterward. At the start of the third quarter, coach Eddie Jordan removed power forward Elton Brand from the lineup in favor of rarely used guard Royal Ivey.