By TOM PURDOM The Cold War ended with a surprising lack of hoopla, given the importance of the event. The threat of nuclear war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union had hung over the world since I was 12 years old, and the long confrontation between the super powers had affected every American. The […]

By Dario Sarlo Featured on LocalArtsLive This year, the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts asks its audiences the question: “If you had a time machine…” Over the course of the month-long festival events will cover numerous historical events from the Big Bang onward. On Sunday afternoon (April 7) in Verizon Hall the time machine’s […]

Mendelssohn Club Chorus, Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra and acclaimed soloist Ching-Yun Hu performing three works by Beethoven and the World Premiere of a new commission by Philadelphia-based conductor/composer Jeremy Gill (Philadelphia) Four of Philadelphia’s musical treasures share the concert stage for the first time for two concerts in February. The two Beethoven and Gill concerts […]

By Tom Purdom This is the time of year when all good little music lovers open their mail to see what Philadelphia’s music organizations have decided to perform this season. Here are a few items from my mail that sparked some extra interest from a music devotee with highly personal tastes.[…] The Fall of the […]

CONTACTS: Janelle McCoy, Executive Director Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia 215.735.9922 Edward McNally, Above The Fold PR 404.281.6419   (PHILADELPHIA) Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia announces $45,000 in project support from The Archie W. and Grace Berry Foundation to help produce the world premiere of a commission by Philadelphia-based composer Jeremy Gill. The new work is inspired […]

February 23 & 24, 2013 Beethoven and Gill with Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra and Ching-Yun Hu, Pianist Celebrate the inspiring legacy of Beethoven!  Mendelssohn Club joins forces with Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra and world renowned pianist Ching-Yun Hu to honor one of the world’s greatest composers.  Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the beautiful Beethoven […]