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

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Emerald Ensemble Emerges

Bach’s great motets sung by a new group still finding its voice.
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Seattle Opera’s ‘As One’

The chamber opera about a transgender woman is electrifying, engrossing and brilliant.
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“Remember Us”

Music of Remembrance began its 19th season with a riveting, sobering program.
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A Brilliant Composer, A Spellbinding Pianist

SSO masterfully blends old and new via Beethoven and a world premiere by Agata Zubel
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Unusual Combo Kicks Off Town Music

Violinist Caroline Goulding made a superb Seattle debut with cellist Joshua Roman.
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Bright Debut for Emerald City Music

The casual chamber series is an exciting addition to Seattle’s classical music scene.
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‘The Wicked Adventures of Count Ory’

Seattle Opera makes a storybook meal of this slight, silly Rossini opera.
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‘The Yeomen of the Guard’

A well-executed tale of love and execution from Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society.
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Portraying the Back of Beyond

On Friday night Seattle Symphony performed John Luther Adams’ “In the White Silence," his 75-minute exploration of the Alaskan landscape.
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Tuning Up! at the Seattle Symphony

The SSO continued its celebration of American music with Copland, Bernstein and more.
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Folk Songs from the Far North

The Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series concluded with an exquisite trip to Iceland