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Q&A: Yannick Nezet Seguin, A Hero for the Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s charismatic new conductor and artistic director, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, 36, arrives at a pivotal time for our embattled and legendary symphony. He’ll take […]

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What The Orchestra Needs Is A Little “Supercalifragilistic-Expialidocious”

The next time the bankrupt Philadelphia Orchestra takes the stage at the Kimmel Center, it will be for a night of Stravinsky’s Apollon Musagète and […]

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The Cost of Losing the Philadelphia Orchestra

Tonight’s a Philadelphia Orchestra night. I sit in the front row. Over the past 10 years, I’ve become acquainted with many violinists and cellists. Truthfully, […]

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Let the Band Play On

Not long ago, I read a blog opining that one sure way to ascertain whether a city was dying or not was by counting how […]

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Love (or Sue?) Thy Neighbor

Two weeks ago I attended the Condoleezza Rice and Aretha Franklin concert at the Mann. When I first saw the concert advertised, I have to […]