Philippa Kiraly has been a classical music critic for more than 30 years. She wrote for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio and, after moving to Seattle in 1991, for the Sun Press and Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Nowadays she writes for The Sun Break blog, The Seattle Times and City Arts.

Recent Articles

Review

An Unusual Night at the Symphony

A not-to-be-forgotten production of Ravel's short opera "L'enfant et les sortileges" along with a tour-de-force performance of Mozart's Concerto No. 9.
Preview

Lest We Forget

Two poignant programs this weekend, from Music of Remembrance and Seattle Pro Musica.
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A Spellbinding ‘Magic Flute’ at Seattle Opera

Every element in this production of the Mozart opera is a standout.
Preview

Bach on the Organ

Why this Friday's concert at St. Mark's Cathedral will be truly remarkable.
Review

Take Note of NOCCO

This top-notch, conductor-less ensemble returns to chamber orchestra fundamentals.
Review

Love, Faith, Death and ‘Combat’

Seattle Opera presents a Muslim Christian love story set to Monteverdi.
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Breathtaking Performances by Dausgaard and Melnikov

The conductor and pianist led a fresh, virtuosic Rachmaninoff program with the Seattle Symphony.
Review

Unexpected Bach

Harpist Bridget Kibbey with the Sebastians at Emerald City Music
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‘Havana Heat II’

Northwest Sinfonietta teams up with Cuban pianist and composer Aldo Lopez-Gavilan.
Review

From Many Voices, Perfect Harmony

Seattle Pro Musica's timely choral concert at St. James Cathedral.
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Up Next, From Seattle Classic Guitar Society

This Saturday, Michael Partington plays guitar music spanning five centuries.
Review

‘Russians & Jews’

Byron Schenkman & Friends' presented a klezmer-filled evening at Benaroya