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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...

    • Posted 2017 days ago
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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 2060 days ago
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    America’s Symphony Orchestras 2013 by Curtis Rittenhouse

    Years ago musical critics referred to the Big Five orchestras in the US.  They were the Boston Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Those days are long gone....

    • Posted 2065 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...

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