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Cynthia Raim: A Career Advancement Winner Continues to Shine Brightly

Posted By Peter Burwasser on Oct 24th, 2019 in
One of the proudest achievements of the Musical Fund Society in its recent history has been the extraordinary professional and critical success of the winners of the Career Advancement Award, […]
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Variety Hour in the Siglo de Oro

Posted By Randall Couch on Mar 6th, 2017 in
Piffaro, Philadelphia’s renaissance band, is spending the season in Spain. Last weekend’s program bore the title—appropriately for the month of San Valentín, in which falls the Día de los Enamorados—of […]
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Sarah Shafer Nails Adina in L’elisir d’amore

Posted By Andrew Quint on May 7th, 2016 in
The Musical Fund Society has done more than OK with its choices for singers to receive our annual Career Advancement Award. In 2000, the prize went to bass Eric Owens, […]
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Lois Bliss Herbine: Then and Now

Posted By Andrew Quint on Jan 5th, 2016 in
A package arrived in the mail a few weeks ago from Lois Bliss Herbine, the Philadelphia-based flute and (especially) piccolo player. The envelope contained two items. The first was a […]
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Jeremy Denk’s adventuresome PCMS program: Was Glenn Gould wrong?

Posted By Andrew Quint on Oct 23rd, 2015 in
Earlier this evening, Philadelphia favorite Jeremy Denk played a piano recital at the Perelman, the first installment of the 2015-2016 PCMS Piano Recital Series. Denk had the capacity audience with […]
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The “Status” of The Philadelphia Orchestra

Posted By Andrew Quint on Jun 14th, 2015 in
Guys like making “top five” lists (remember the book/movie High Fidelity?) and I’ve been doing the mental exercise with orchestras since I first got into classical music as a kid. […]
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Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields

Posted By Jacob Smith on Jun 1st, 2015 in ,
Composer Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields, an oratorio for chorus and sextet commissioned by Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, has been awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Music. Mendelssohn Club premiered the […]
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