• Yannick Nezet-Seguin
    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...

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  • Modern Catastrophes

    The Pilgrims did not have to worry about visa problems. The first Continental Congress did not fret about their hotel key-cards malfunctioning. Franklin never wrote about electricity bills. Americans in the Civil War at least did not...

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  • A Stokowski-style Wallow at Verizon Hall by Curtis Rittenhouse

    Philadelphia Orchestra Guest Conductor Nicola Luisotti got a jump on the Stokowski Year celebrations by programming Stokowski’s arrangement of Bach’s Chaconne from Partita No. 2 for solo violin. This lush arrangement for full orchestra  shows off the string...

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  • Finding the ‘emotional logic’: Nezet-Seguin tackles Mahler’s Sixth by Curtis Rittenhouse

    At this week’s Philadelphia Orchestra Concert, foreshortened by the annual fund-raisers’ ball Saturday night, incoming music director Yannick Nezet-Seguin again showed his thoughtful approach to programming. The centerpiece was Mahler’s Sixth Symphony, the so-called Tragic, which the...

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  • Yannick Nezet-Seguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra by Curtis Rittenhouse

    A reposting of a piece written last month. Curt will be attending an event with Yannick Nezet-Seguin this week. TG Posted on December 11, 2011 by TGodfrey Friday afternoon the Music Director-designate of the venerable Philadelphia Orchestra was on the...

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