REVIEW: Out of the Blue: Porgy and Bess at the Philadelphia Orchestra (for Parterre Box)

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Soprano Angel Blue, featured soloist in the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Porgy and Bess. (Michelle Dudley Photography)

I officially attended Philadelphia Orchestra’s concert of highlights from Porgy and Bess at the Friday afternoon performance… but as it happens, I got an unintended preview the night before.

On Thursday, as I was milling around the Kimmel Center during intermission break for a performance of Albert Herring at the chamber-sized Perelman Theater, from across the lobby in Verizon Hall came the unmistakably grand sound of a chorus at full throttle. They were, of course, part of the concert I was to see the next day—and the energy and excitement I heard even from behind closed doors was an positive sign of things to come…

Read the full review at Parterre Box.

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