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.
Jane Glover guest conducted an all-Mozart program with the Philadelphia Orchestra, while Daniel Matsukawa, the company’s principal bassoonist, revealed hidden beauties in his instrument. Linda Holt reviews.
Two astonishing Soviet-era compositions by Prokofiev and Shostakovich bring out the best in pianist Yafim Bronfman and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Linda Holt reviews.
Guest conductor Gianandrea Noseda, soon to lead the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center, led the Philadelphia Orchestra in a lively program of Petrassi, Ravel, and Beethoven, while Alexander Toradze brought flair to his piano performance. Linda Holt reviews.
Organist Paul Jacobs joined the Philadelphia Orchestra in Christopher Rouse's Organ Symphony, the Barber 'Toccata Festiva,' and Saint-Saëns’s beloved Organ Symphony. Linda Holt reviews.
Soloist Benjamin Beilman provided a brilliant interpretation of Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto and Yannick Nézet-Séguin led Ravel’s 'Daphnis and Chloé' and 'Le Tombeau de Couperin.' Linda Holt reviews.