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The Philadelphians' vivid Russian rep

Lew Whittington | Posted 12.11.2016 | Arts
Lew Whittington

Yannick Nézet-Séguin at the podium (photo Jan Regan) To finish out 2016 before traditional seasonal concerts commence, Philadelphia Orchestra musi...

Met Opera Opens Monday - Season Highlights Here

ZEALnyc | Posted 09.23.2016 | Arts
ZEALnyc

Soprano Nina Stemme in Met Opera's 'Tristan und Isolde;' photo: Kristian Schuller Mark McLaren, ZEALnyc Editor in Chief, September 23, 2016 Fall is ...

Met Opera General Manager Peter Gelb Discusses Talent with ZEALnyc

ZEALnyc | Posted 08.11.2016 | Arts
ZEALnyc

The final installment in a three-part series, ZEALnyc speaks with Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb about his ten years at the Met. Mark ...

Philadelphia Orch's Vibrant Holiday Playlist

Lew Whittington | Posted 12.29.2016 | Arts
Lew Whittington

On New Year's Eve, Philadelphia Orchestra musical director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will be back on the podium, with champagne and joined by Met opera star soprano Angela Meade, an alum of the Philly's prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts.

Fab Phils Pumped for European Tour

Lew Whittington | Posted 05.25.2016 | Arts
Lew Whittington

Sergei Rachmaninoff 's Symphony no. 3, composed in the mid-30s, was also a commission by the Philadelphia Orchestra. It has a surface of the composer's signature romanticism, but he blasts through that shape shifting to something more aggressive.

YNS Crosses Many Borders, Musical and Otherwise

Lew Whittington | Posted 11.30.2014 | Arts
Lew Whittington

He is further looking to 'erase' the long held conventions of certain works for classical orchestras of selected repertoire for subscription audiences, for instance, that leads to a staid play list.

YNS Pumps Up the Fab Phils Volume Before Asian Tour

Lew Whittington | Posted 07.21.2014 | Arts
Lew Whittington

US-China relations have their ups and downs but the Philadelphia Orchestra is about to continue their series of musical cultural exchange with China.

Maestros Ready

Lew Whittington | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts
Lew Whittington

The pianist played some passages in the old style, with palm raised and fingers rigid, pounding the keyboard, but not for show, and the technical dexterity of the runs just transported.

Fab Phils Lusty Rite

Lew Whittington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Lew Whittington

2013 marked the centenary of the premiere of the The Rite of Spring (Le sacre du Printemp) the ballet score by Igor Stravinsky and choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky that caused a riot in its Paris premiere.

Fab Phils Grand Slam Closer

Lew Whittington | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Lew Whittington

The Philadelphia Orchestra returns to China on their eighth tour at the end of their concert season in Philly.

A Winning Formula

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 04.29.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

Yannick Nézet-Séguinmost most appealing trait is the keen aggression he has, tempered by superb restraint. Add to that his youthful enthusiasm and openness, his will to succeed and the friendly and positive mood he inspires in the orchestra members, and you've got a winner.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Wows With Shostakovich

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 03.24.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

This Canadian conductor and American orchestra performed one of the best Shostakovich I have ever heard from non-Russians.

Eternity in an Hour: Verdi's Requiem at Carnegie Hall

Victoria Martino | Posted 11.01.2012 | Arts
Victoria Martino

It was as if a common spirit held everyone in thrall, and it was perfectly natural and fitting to breathe an interior, silent, communal "Amen," before erupting into the tumultuous, appreciative applause that such a magnificent and memorable performance deserved.