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 […]

Groundbreaking performances getting noticed David Lang’s battle hymns “The Hidden City Festival’s Battle Hymns might easily have joined the company of incomplete experimental adventures…. So many possible pitfalls, however, made the piece’s success all the more heroic. Lang’s score is a marvel even by his increasingly high standard. Stein’s choreography consistently underscored the music’s power…. […]