• The New Season for American Symphony Orchestras by Curtis Rittenhouse

    The word across the Country this fall has been generally good for those who love good classical music well-played. I had a chance to see Alan Gilbert with the New York Philharmonic and the young Russian tyro...

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  • The Stokowski Festival in Philadelphia

    This past week-end a sharp promoter with the Philadelphia Orchestra put together a 3-day series of concerts honoring Leopold Stokowski and showcasing the incoming musical director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Nézet-Séguin has been on display a dozen or more times...

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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...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • The Philadelphia Orchestra rolls out the Nezet-Seguin Era by Curtis Rittenhouse

    Wednesday, January 25 2012 The Philadelphia Orchestra continues to market their new music director Yannick Nezet-Seguin with thought and care. Rather than simply providing access to the press and big dollar contributors, management has been building customer...

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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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