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.
French conductor Louis Langrée and veteran violin virtuoso Midori joined the Philadelphia Orchestra for a lively musical mix. Linda Holt reviews.
Alain Altinoglu led the Philadelphia Orchestra, and German violinist Veronika Eberle brought a light, lyrical tone and impeccable technique. Linda Holt reviews.
An all-Russian slate by the Philadelphia Orchestra featured Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin, who made the program his own. Linda Holt reviews.
The Princeton Festival offers a rare opportunity to see 'Peter Grimes,' a Britten masterpiece known for its accessibility and modern themes. It's an excellent production featuring many Opera Philadelphia and Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia members.
Three premieres by living composers, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto with soloist Lana Trotovsek, and Mozart’s Haffner Symphony conclude the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia's season. Modern works were enthusiastically received, and Trotovsek brought out the beauty in the familiar Mendelssohn concerto.