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Friday, April 30, 2021

The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Foumai, Farrenc, and Poulenc by Linda Holt

Yannick Nézet-Séguin promised that Louise Farrenc’s symphonic works will get more airtime, beyond the Philadelphia Orchestra’s latest sweet and energetic Digital Stage outing. Linda Ho…

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Monday, April 12, 2021

PBS presents ‘Great Performances: Beethoven in Beijing’ by Linda Holt

‘Beethoven in Beijing’ follows the Philadelphia musicians who helped open doors between the US and China in the 1970s and beyond, and the artists and leaders of China’s thriving cultur…

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Monday, March 29, 2021

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presents Jason Vieaux and Clancy Newman by Linda Holt

PCMS presents classical guitarist Jason Vieaux and cellist Clancy Newman on a livestreamed program of mostly Latin American and Spanish classical works, with a surprising rock encore. Linda …

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Monday, February 8, 2021

The Philadelphia Orchestra presents a Lunar New Year Celebration Concert by Linda Holt

A Philadelphia Orchestra performance honors the Lunar New Year with two works by Chinese composers, including a tribute to the historic secret language of the women of China’s Hunan Provin…

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Monday, January 18, 2021

The Philadelphia Orchestra presents its solo debut of new principal oboist Philippe Tondre by Linda Holt

In his Philadelphia Orchestra solo debut, new principal oboist Phillipe Tondre offered a sweet and lyrical rendition of Mozart’s most celebrated work for oboe. Linda Holt reviews.

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Monday, November 30, 2020

The Philadelphia Orchestra streams Samuel Barber and Florence Price by Linda Holt

The livestreaming Philadelphia Orchestra tackled Barber’s attractive but morose ‘Adagio for Strings’ and the Philly premiere of Florence Price’s serene but engaging Symphony No. 1 in…

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PCMS presents a Beethoven livestream from Jonathan Biss by Linda Holt

Honoring Beethoven’s 250th birthday, pianist Jonathan Biss concluded a livestreamed PCMS recital with an inspired finale to the composer’s Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110. L…

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Monday, October 12, 2020

The Philadelphia Orchestra presents ‘Sight/Sound/Symphony’ by Linda Holt

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s second Digital Stage stream, titled ‘Sight/Sound/Symphony,’ added another success to its 2020 season, including an orchestra-commissioned world premiere by…

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Saturday, October 3, 2020

The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Our World NOW: An Opening Night Celebration by Linda Holt

A scaled-down Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2020 opener offered a distanced yet defiant celebration of music and new energy for social justice, with works by Coleman, Rossini, Verdi, Mozart, an…

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Princeton University Concerts presents ‘Beethoven’s Trios’ by Linda Holt

Beethoven loved composing piano trios, but they often get short shrift today. A Princeton University concert paired two lesser-known works with the famous “Archduke,” playing with a verv…

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Yefim Bronfman at the Academy of Music by Linda Holt

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s first subscription concert of 2020, marking a return to the Academy of Music, featured Vivian Fung’s spirited ‘Dust Devils’ alongside Beethoven and Rachm…

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Monday, December 23, 2019

The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Jane Glover conducting Handel’s ‘Messiah’ by Linda Holt

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Philadelphia Symphonic Choir under conductor Jane Glover presented Philly’s annual dose of Handel’s Messiah at Verizon Hall with quiet truth and exuberant …

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Monday, December 9, 2019

The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Bach’s B Minor Mass by Linda Holt

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra and Westminster Symphonic Choir in Bach’s B Minor Mass. This brilliantly executed but slightly subdued performance sometimes lac…

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Monday, October 28, 2019

PCMS presents pianist Juho Pohjonen by Linda Holt

Warm, seductive tonal colors and crisp, clean articulation characterized a solo concert by young Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen, who performed works by Rameau and Scriabin at the Pennsylvania…

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