Arts & Entertainment

Blogging Along the Brandywine: Mozart, Mendelssohn and Mimi

Mimi Stillman plays with the Kennett Symphony at Longwood Gardens Photo Credit: Natale Caccamo

The concert of the Kennett Symphony Orchestra at Longwood Gardens on Sunday evening, April 2 was more than a concert. It was a festival for the ears, eyes, nose and soul as well, the perfect experience to bring one out of the doldrums of winter. The evening’s experience started as the audience was invited to walk to the conservatory in the warm colors of a ...

 
 

Blogging Along the Brandywine: A very personal experience with Mendelssohn

Orchestral music wasn’t meant to be played in giant concert halls.We weren’t meant to see it from a distance of 200 feet from the last balcony, peering at tiny musicians through opera glasses and hearing amplified music through giant speakers. Just as one views a sculpting or a fine oil painting in a museum, music is personal, it is intimate. It is meant to be ...

 

Art Watch: Full Circle

With so many exciting art openings this Friday April 7th, it will be hard to choose which reception to attend!  Before the weekend starts up, you might want to go to The Brandywine River Museum of Art this Wednesday evening to attend Phillips Collection Curator Susan Frank's discussion of the history of the art at The Philips Collection in Washington DC. This special ...

 

Guest bartenders serve Andy’s Potion

It was not Mike Connolly’s first time behind the Brandywine Brewing Company bar for a Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Guest Bartender Night, but it was his first time as the Society’s executive director. Connolly, along with popular celebrity bartender Victoria Wyeth and others, took orders from the crowd to support the Society. 100% of their tips were donated to ...

 

Around Town March 30

• On Saturday, April 1, the Mill at Anselma will open for the 2017 season. Hours are Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Memorial Day. Expanded hours Thursday through Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. from June 1 through Labor Day. Weekends only after Labor Day through Dec. 9. New this year: tours of the Mill will also include the Spring House and the historic ...

 

Art Watch: Clay, Monty, Mendelssohn and more

The major art event of the week is happening this Saturday April 1st at the Wayne Art Center with openings for two major ceramic shows. The Wayne Art Center, located at 413 Maplewood Avenue in Wayne Pennsylvania, hosts "Ceramic Innovations" with 60+ ceramic artists selected by artist Chris Gustin.  Also opening is "Essential Earth" an invitational ceramics exhibition ...

 

Local art presence strong at CFES

While there were artists from all over, local artists and history were strong at this year's Chadds Ford Elementary School Art Sale and Show. That art history, as one would expect, shows the influence of the Wyeth Family. It was Betsy Wyeth, the wife of Andrew and the mother of Jamie, who started the event in 1948. But that legacy continues through other artists, and ...

 

Brandywine In Black has partygoers in the pink

Brandywine in Black was “wildly” successful—With a Pop of Pink—as elegantly dressed partygoers dined and danced among the dinosaurs, bears and leopards on display at the Delaware Museum of Natural History in Greenville, Delaware, Saturday, March 25. Co-organizer Elizabeth Roche explained that she and event founder Vince Moro decided on pink as the accent color at the ...

 

Mendelssohn, mimosas and more at Kennett Symphony

The Kennett Symphony of Chester County will present “Mendelssohn, Mimosas and More” on at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in the Grand Ballroom of the Mendenhall Inn, on Route 52. “Mendelssohn, Mimosas, and More” is a brand new, informal, hour-long concert event that you won’t find anywhere else, according to a press release. The orchestra will be seated in the middle of ...

 

DuPont donates artwork to local museums

DuPont today announced it will make a substantial donation of significant works of art from the DuPont collection and the Hotel du Pont to the Brandywine River Museum of Art, Delaware Art Museum and Hagley Museum & Library. The donated artwork includes important pieces by three generations of the Wyeth family, Frank Schoonover and Edward Loper, among other ...

 

Art Watch: All American

The big art weekend event this week is 68th Annual Chadds Ford Art Show, held at Chadds Ford Elementary School this Friday, March 24 from 7 to 10 p.m. and Saturday March 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Friday opening is for adults only and is always a very fun party with donated delicious appetizers served by students and staff on cleverly made palette trays. It is ...