Jill Pasternak welcomes renowned conductor Kurt Masur. The German kappelmeister has led orchestras around the globe, including the New York Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Orchestra National de France, where he is now honorary music director.
Masur celebrated his 80th birthday in 2007 with a series of special events, concerts, and tours, including a performance in Philadelphia. He'll be at Tanglewood working with young musicians and leading the Boston Symphony in a series of concerts through August 22, 2009.
An exhibition about Marcel Duchamp?s enigmatic assemblage <i>?tant donn?s: 1. La chute d?eau, 2. Le gaz d??clairage (Given: 1. The Waterfall, 2. The Illuminating Gas)</i> 1946-1966, is at the Philadelphia Museum of Art until November 29th.
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Jill Pasternak welcomes esteemed conductor Sir Neville Marriner. In 1959 he founded the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, which rose to prominence as one of the world's great chamber orchestras. He has conducted almost every major orchestra across the globe, and has recorded for more than a dozen labels. In 1979 he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, and in 1985 he received a Knighthood.
On this all-French program we feature three solo instruments with orchestra, or is it four? Camille Saint-Sa?ns and Paul Jeanjean bring us pieces for violin solo, piano solo, and two different kinds of horn - with valves and without valves, the so-called "natural" horn.
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There's a reason Ralph Vaughan Williams Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in C Major is rarely performed it's long with changing rhythms. It can get intellectual. The dreamy melodies go off on tangents like labyrinths.
Concert Review: Herbie Hancock and Lang Lang Perform with the Famous Philadelphians for the Orchestra's Summer Finale at the Mann