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    Season 3 in Philadelphia

      The Philadelphia Orchestra launched its third season under music director Yannick Nezet-Seguin with a gala featuring Lang Lang. Every major American orchestra now feels called upon to begin its season with a bang, featuring a star...

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    Bruckner Symphony # 6 – A Retrospective By Curtis Rittenhouse

    Bruckner is either a composer you get or you don’t. He was a certified eccentric, sexually repressed, gullible, naive. rustic, talented, and god knows what else. He was devoutly religious, Catholic, obsessive-compulsive and I think that is...

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    Honoring Wolfgang Sawallisch

    The Philadelphia Orchestra is honoring its former music director Wolfgang Sawallisch by altering the program for its final concerts in May. Current intendant Yannick Nezet-Seguin has substituted the first movement Of Schumann’s Second Symphony, a Sawallisch specialty,...

    • Posted 1676 days ago
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    Nézet-Séguin Takes Charge

    The new music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra Yannick Nézet-Séguin was in town for two weeks of concerts with his new orchestra. The net result seemed a fair sampling of what the upcoming years at Verizon Hall will likely...

    • Posted 1759 days ago
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    Philadelphia’s Home Team Advantage by Curtis Rittenhouse

    The Philadelphia Eagles are concluding a terrible year in football. I expect Andy Reid to get a pink slip once it’s over. The once mighty Phillies did a swan dive into an empty pool this season, so...

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