Philippa Kiraly
Classical Music [email] Philippa Kiraly comes to The SunBreak from The Gathering Note where she covered classical music for three years. She has been steeped in her field since early childhood and began writing as a critic in 1980. She has written for a variety of publications, as second critic for the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal from 1983-1991 and, since moving to Seattle that year, in the same capacity for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer until its print demise.

Seattle Baroque not at its best

31 Mar 2014 in Music

How Swede it is

25 Mar 2014 in Music

Celebrating Asia with music, dance and fashion

22 Mar 2014 in Music

A too-rarely heard Composer

18 Mar 2014 in Music

The eclectic choices of Peter Boal

15 Mar 2014 in Dance

A Passion concert for Lent

10 Mar 2014 in Music

Mesmerizing, Meditative Dance from Taiwan

08 Mar 2014 in ARTS_FEATURED, Dance

How Pictures at an Exhibition came to be

04 Mar 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

From the old world to the new

01 Mar 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Seattle Symphony Welcomes New Year with Beethoven & Brahms

03 Jan 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Christmas Music from the Baroque Era

06 Dec 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Christmas begins with PNB’s Nutcracker

03 Dec 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Dance

A Remarkable Young Quartet in Modigliani

22 Nov 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

SYSO: An Astonishing Young Orchestra in our Midst

22 Nov 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Jewish Renaissance Music Gets “Obscene” with Ensemble Lucidarium

20 Nov 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED

PNB Has Creative Imagination in Spades

14 Nov 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Dance

Vienna’s Choirboys Charm Benaroya Hall

04 Nov 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED

Daughter of the Regiment: A Lighthearted Opera That’s a Total Romp

21 Oct 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Theatre

A Comedienne on the Opera Stage: Joyce Castle

17 Oct 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

The Emerson Remains, Different But the Same

16 Oct 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Danish Conductor Dausgaard at Seattle Symphony: Scandinavian Music is Done Justice

14 Oct 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

A Symphony of Hope

11 Oct 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Twirling on an Axis

07 Oct 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Dance

Choral Arts’ praise of Mary

06 Oct 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Twyla in the Air

02 Oct 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Dance

Reveling in Ravel

23 Sep 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Auburn Symphony Orchestra gets personal with Music Especially For You

17 Sep 2013 in ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Summer Chamber Music Festival Fire

11 Jul 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Summer Chamber Music Festival Raises the Roof at Benaroya

06 Jul 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

For Summer, a Chamber Music Feast at Benaroya Hall

01 Jul 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

In “The Gondoliers,” Gilbert & Sullivan Patter Song Visits Venice

27 Jun 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music, Theatre

Byron Schenkman and Friends and an “Entrancing” Schubertiade

11 Jun 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

At St. Mark’s, Three Britten Works from Seattle Choral Company

10 Jun 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

A High-Energy “Night at the Cotton Club” with Seattle Symphony

07 Jun 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Italy Lends a Hand for “Mostly Nordic” Celebration of Norwegian Chamber Music

04 Jun 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Schwarz Conducts Shostakovich, at Benaroya

17 May 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

“Stunning” Premieres from Jake Heggie & Gene Scheer at Music of Remembrance

15 May 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Jon Kimura Parker Takes on Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev & Stravinsky

10 May 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

In Oregon Symphony Visit, Seattle Hears What It’s Been Missing

06 May 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Auburn Symphony’s Springtime “Rite,” With Strauss on the Side

29 Apr 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

A Conversation with Mezzo Soprano Rosalind Plowright

24 Apr 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Music, Theatre

Beethoven’s “Archduke” Visits Wallingford & Town Hall

20 Apr 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

“Swan Lake” Draws Ovation After Ovation at PNB

13 Apr 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Dance

Bagby’s Beowulf Entrances, Once More, an Entire Hall

11 Apr 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Literature, Music

In Step With a PNB Ballet Master: Paul Gibson

07 Apr 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Dance

At Pacific MusicWorks, a Greek God Turned Frustrated Stalker

06 Apr 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

David Afkham Conducts an “Electrifying” Beethoven’s 5th at SSO

22 Mar 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Deconstructing Elgar’s “Enigma” at Seattle Symphony. Solving it? No.

18 Mar 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Demarre McGill is Outstanding in Mozart Program at Seattle Symphony

01 Mar 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Note to Pacific MusicWorks & SDP: Bring Back “Wayward Sisters”

24 Feb 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Black Grace’s Dancers from Down Under Mesmerize at Meany

22 Feb 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Dance

Pianist Alexandre Dossin Shines in Russian “Winter Nights”

19 Feb 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

The King’s Singers Provide Enough “Love & War” to Fill Town Hall

19 Feb 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Exploring Melody with Soprano Jennifer Foster and Simple Measures

10 Feb 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Seattle Baroque Orchestra Fills Town Hall with Bach Cantata Fans

04 Feb 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

NPR’s Christopher O’Riley Takes Liszt Over the Top

30 Jan 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Seattle Chamber Music Society Goes for Baroque

26 Jan 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

For Compagnie Marie Chouinard, the Music Comes First

25 Jan 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Dance

At Winter Chamber Music Festival, Britten and Reich Mingle with Beethoven

21 Jan 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Village Theatre Devises a Better “Mousetrap”

18 Jan 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Theatre

HJ Lim Drops the Hammers on Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto

11 Jan 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Weihnachten is Coming — Seattle Pro Musica Carols Auf Deutsch

11 Dec 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Still Nuts About PNB’s Nutcracker

10 Dec 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Dance

At Seattle Symphony, Music on the Death of Little Children

03 Dec 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Cappella Romana Fill St. James Cathedral with Devotion to Ancient Vespers

19 Nov 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

“Emperor of Atlantis” Opera is a Work to Hear More than Once

18 Nov 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, Music, Theatre

Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XXI Take the Viola to New Heights

12 Nov 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Village Theatre’s Fiddler on the Roof is Filled with Vitality

12 Nov 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music, Theatre

Pacific Musicworks Lets “Glorious Music” of the Monteverdi Vespers Sing

23 Oct 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Auburn Symphony Benefit Treats Crowd to a Galop and Cancan

22 Oct 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Seattle Opera’s “Fidelio” Will Leave You Shaken and Stirred

15 Oct 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music, Theatre

Seattle Baroque Orchestra, from Bach Concertos to Purcell Hornpipes

07 Oct 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Seattle Symphony Plays Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius

05 Oct 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Archeologist Reeves Reveals Tutankhamun’s Last Secret

03 Oct 2012 in News, Science

PNB’s Cinderella Knows How to Dress for the Ball

24 Sep 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Dance

A Colorful Seattle Symphony Concert Showcases SSO Players

23 Sep 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Russian Chamber Music in a Light Hearted Vein, With More to Come

19 Sep 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Joshua Roman’s TownMusic Series Begins with a Trio Treat

13 Sep 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Violinist Augustin Hadelich Delivers “Extraordinary Performance” at Seattle’s Chamber Music Festival

15 Jul 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Catching a Stellar “Trout” at the Summer Chamber Music Festival

05 Jul 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Seattle Chamber Music Society’s Summer Festival Opens Fortissimo

05 Jul 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

In Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe, a Preposterous Clash of Fairies and Noblemen

02 Jul 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music, Theatre

What’s Love Got to Do with Spectrum Dance’s LOVE?

24 Jun 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, Dance

Cheers for Joshua Roman’s TownMusic All-Cello Celebration

20 Jun 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Stephen Hough “Shines” in Rach 3 with Seattle Symphony

15 Jun 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Vigil or Vespers, Rachmaninov’s Work Gets Serene Treatment from Seattle Choral Company

09 Jun 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

An Impish Sparkle Lights Up PNB’s Entrancing Coppélia

03 Jun 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, Dance

King Tut at Pacific Science Center: An Exhibition Not to be Missed

25 May 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Visual Arts

PNB Principal Dancers Face a Fork in The Road

23 May 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, Dance

Seattle Youth Symphony Musicians Try Their Little Hands at Verdi’s Requim

21 May 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

At UW President’s Piano Series, Angela Hewitt Brings Sexy Bach

16 May 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Jake Heggie Tackles the Burden of Memory in Another Sunrise

12 May 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Dance Goes Dutch with Introdans at Meany

11 May 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Dance

Getting in on the Ground Floor with the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras

10 May 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Auburn Symphony Finds Greats Off the Beaten Track

30 Apr 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

Toradze Unleashes a Torrent of Prokofiev at Benaroya Hall

27 Apr 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

In Alexander’s Memory, Music on the Ceng, Oud, Ney, and Saz

23 Apr 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music

What Makes the Emerson String Quartet Great?

18 Apr 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Chunky Move Puts Mechanical Technology in Motion at Meany

13 Apr 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, Dance, Visual Arts

Young Artists Don Pasquale is a Walk on the Funny Side of the Street

03 Apr 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, ARTS_FEATURED, Music, Theatre