Rossen Milanov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS: Janelle McCoy, Executive Director Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia 215.735.9922 Edward McNally, Above The Fold PR 404.281.6419 January 4, 2012 Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia and Symphony In C Performing Unfinished Masterpieces on Sunday, February 12 Mozart Requiem and Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished” to be Performed at The Church of the Holy […]

By David Patrick Stearns Inquirer Classical Music Critic As much as holiday audiences crave the soothing loveliness of Christmas music, sustaining entire programs of it is tough because the music’s starting point is where most pieces end: Complete resolution of tension. It’s the only sensible way to characterize the birth of Christ. And where do […]

Metamorphosis

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS: December 8, 2011 Janelle McCoy, Executive Director Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia 215.735.9922 Edward McNally, Above The Fold PR 404.281.6419 Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia Performs Three New Choral Commissions by Clearfield, Higdon and Primosch on Their Latest CD – METAMORPHOSIS (Philadelphia) Three original works by contemporary American composers Andrea Clearfield, Jennifer […]

“Diligent, but dull.” That’s how one critic described my conducting after a performance of the Brahm’s Requiem early in my career, over 40 years ago.  I was stunned and humbled, but his curt critique led me to a powerful epiphany. Since I first taught myself to play an old piano that I discovered in my […]

FOR RELEASE   December 2, 2011 CONTACTS: Janelle McCoy, Executive Director Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia 215.735.9922 Edward McNally, Above The Fold PR 404.281.6419 Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia Announces Major Support From The William Penn Foundation The William Penn Foundation has approved a 19-month grant to Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia in the amount of $125,950 that […]

Mendelssohn Club appearing at St. Paul's in Chestnut Hill

Hear Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia in 6 Christmas Concerts in December  Between December 8 and 17, Historic Chorus Performing Holiday Favorites and Eastern Liturgical Music in St. Paul’s Church, Longwood Gardens and Verizon Hall   As it has for over eighty years, Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia will celebrate the holiday season with a series of […]

Ellen Gerdes, Soprano and Dancer

An Urban Echo: Philadelphia Dance and Choir Connections   Alan Harler and Leah Stein, the artistic directors of Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia and Leah Stein Dance Company, respectively, will discuss their acclaimed creative collaborations during an international meeting of dance faculty and ethnomusicologists in Philadelphia. During the panel presentation on November 19, conductor and artistic […]

BY STEVEN HAZEL In print | Published October 27, 2011 This weekend, hundreds of parents descended upon campus to attend dozens of events for Garnet Weekend, including sporting events, workshops, faculty lectures and tours of the campus and Crum. Students and their parents got to sample many of the activities available on campus throughout the […]

Mendelssohn Club and Orchestra 2001 opened their seasons with a joint concert that showcased two of Philadelphia’s major regional assets and spanned a broad range of modern styles. The four pieces on the program encompassed minimalism, late 20th Century ceremonial music, challenging abstract music and the kind of impassioned treatment of major subjects that seems […]

By David Patrick Stearns Inquirer Classical Music Critic What a difference beautiful voices make – with all music, but especially the new stuff.Orchestra 2001 collaborated with the Mendelssohn Club on Saturday in a program of modern Nordic works that could have sent you out into Rittenhouse Square floating a foot or two above the ground. […]