February 4, 2017

Press coverage of “Music in the White House”

“Music in the White House” presented on January 28 and 29, 2017, received two write-ups in the local press.

Ronnie Polaneczky, writing for the Philadelphia Inquirer
“Speaking with feet, hearts, and voices”

[…] about 250 Philadelphians on the other side of town were moved to tears during a Rittenhouse Square concert called “Music in the White House.”

Tom Purdom, writing for The Broad Street Review
“Music Hall of the Nation”

[…] This was one of the most emotionally moving concerts I’ve ever attended […] The program was tied together with a well-written narrative given a spirited delivery by Charlotte Blake Alston […] Baritone Steven LaBrie and tenor Matthew White both sang show-stopping operatic arias but sounded just as effective singing pieces like “Brother Can You Spare a Dime?” and the ode to Maria from West Side Story. Christine Lyons added a sparkling soprano to Handel’s “Let the Bright Seraphim” and […] [m]ezzo Suzanne DuPlantis delivered a moving “Take Care of This House” […] Singing City played a major role all through the afternoon […] Laura Ward once again provided accompaniments that placed the songs in poetic, scene-painting settings.

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