Recently, one of the premier American orchestras, the New York Philharmonic, underwent another personnel change that may affect, even if subtly, the sound of that esteemed ensemble.
A decisive modern wrinkle can be technology. The Metropolitan Opera’s live movie-theater simulcasts start at 12:55 p.m. East Coast time to avoid backstage gridlock at Lincoln Center between afternoon and evening performances of different productions.
While their airplane waited on the tarmac for three hours recently, members of the Philadelphia Orchestra – touring China for the first time in 40 years- gave a “pop-up” concert for their fellow passengers.
Wolfgang Sawallisch died recently on February 22 at the age 0f 89. He was a fine conductor with a great sense of musicality.
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These are performances released in 2012 that I greatly enjoyed, and am happy to recommend.
Charles Dutoit recently ended his four year tenure as chief conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He became a well known musical figure to many of us from his many outstanding recordings with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra beginning in the 1980′s. We’ll have one of his best, The Planets by Gustav Holst, this evening on Symphony @ 7.
The Philadelphia Orchestra has offered a 9-year-old trombone student with special needs a replacement instrument after his trombone went missing last week.
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