Libraries Round the World: At the Mütter

Technically I wasn’t here to see Dr. Mütter or his library but for a jazz concert by a talented local band, The Hot Club of Philadelphia. The concert took place upstairs in the historic Mitchell Hall. After seeing an unusual bloodletting display, I couldn’t resist sharing a post-Halloween update. The Mütter is a medical museum … More Libraries Round the World: At the Mütter

Strauss’s Symphonic Poem: An Ode to the Death of an Artist

April’s National Poetry Month and what better way to celebrate than with some musical poetry performed last weekend by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Symphonic poems are what they sound like: poems set to music. But the words must be imagined. Since 2001, Philadelphia’s symphony has performed in the modern Kimmel Center south of historic City Hall. … More Strauss’s Symphonic Poem: An Ode to the Death of an Artist