WPRB-FM's 'Classical Discoveries' host Marvin Rosen is about to celebrate 20 years hosting the "program for people that might not like classical music." Linda Holt considers his impact.
Two concert-hall staples and a 21st-century composition make for surprisingly fresh partners under principal guest conductor Stéphane Denève's baton. Linda Holt reviews.
The Philadelphia Orchestra brought together pianist Daniil Trifonov and some seriously evocative music. Linda Holt reviews.
Under Dutoit’s leadership, the orchestra, two choirs, and three soloists brought passion, introspection, and exultation to this demanding but rewarding work. Linda Holt reviews.
Guest conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, music director of the San Francisco Symphony, with the help of violinist Leonidas Kravakos, led a program of works that were ahead of their time. Linda Holt reviews.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin concluded the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Brahms symphonic cycle with a spirited rendition of the Symphony No. 4 in E minor. Linda Holt reviews.
Herbert Blomstedt led the Philadelphia Orchestra in a remarkable performance of Brahms’s Third Symphony, while guest soloist Garrick Ohlsson performed Mozart’s sunny 25th Piano Concerto. Linda Holt reviews.
When pianist André Watts called in sick to the Philadelphia Orchestra, Lise de la Salle stepped in and stepped up. Linda Holt reviews.
The third and final week of the Philadelphia Orchestra's Paris Festival included a (literally) moving performance from violist Choong-jin Chang. Linda Holt reviews.
For week two of the Philadelphia Orchestra's Paris Festival, Yannick Nézet-Séguin brought in French-Canadian Chopin specialist Louis Lortie. Linda Holt reviews.