OPERA NEWS October 2012 Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia: Metamorphosis By Joshua Rosenblum In Jewish legend, golem is a human-like figure created from mud or clay and brought to life through a mystical ritual.  Realistic in appearance but lacking a soul, a golem can prove dangerous in its single-minded attempts to follow orders.  Andrea Clearfield’s The […]

Metamorphosis

“…Mendelssohn Club has never sounded better…” –Music Critic, David Patrick Stearns, The Philadelphia Inquirer   “Their singing is by turns robust and sensitive, and they handle these challenging contemporary pieces with dexterity and enthusiasm.”  – Music Journalist, Joshua Rosenblum, Opera News   Under the dynamic leadership of artistic director Alan Harler, Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia […]

Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia Announces Major Support From The George G. and Elizabeth G. Smith Foundation   Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia announces $15,000 in project support from George G. and Elizabeth G. Smith Foundation to help produce a major performance and public outreach program in the spring of 2012. “RITUALS: East/West” is a collaboration with […]

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 […]

Rituals: EAST/WEST

Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia announces $25,000 in project support from The Archie W. and Grace Berry Foundation to help produce a major performance and public outreach program in the spring of 2012. “RITUALS: East/West” is a collaboration with composer Andrea Clearfield and The Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Center of Philadelphia and will be performed at The […]

Rituals: EAST/WEST

April 29, 2012, 4pm In fall 2008 and summer 2010, composer Andrea Clearfield explored the Himalayan mountains of Nepal while studying the traditions of Tibetan folk and sacred music — all of which inspired this Clearfield commission Tse Go La (At the threshold of this life). Come and experience the Far East with us in […]