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Morning Roundup: Should Orchestra Programs Be Made By Committee?

Ormandy drawing
A drawing by Alfred Bendiner of Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Eugene Ormandy and symphony musicians, ca. 1952.
8:00AM
June
14, 2011

Today’s Classical Headlines: the Philadelphia Orchestra’s strategic plan raises some eyebrows, more on orchestra contract negotiations in Pittsburgh and Montreal, and is Pierre Boulez a hero or a villain?

Take Our Quiz: How Is Eugene Ormandy Related to Yogi Berra?

a caricature of yogi berra
Eugene Ormandy and Yogi Berra both expressed themselves in colorful, if not always quite accurate, ways.
3:30PM
June 7, 2011

Eugene Ormandy is best remembered for his 42-year run as conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra, but unless you are a musician you may not know of another aspect of Ormandy…the creative way in which he expressed himself verbally, not unlike baseball great Yogi Berra.