Join us this Sunday at 1 pm as Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck, music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony, makes his eagerly anticipated Philadelphia Orchestra debut. The program features works by composers who were influenced by the music and spirit of Central European culture.
Nearly 300 years after the death of Antonio Stadivarius, the classical music world is paying up more and more millions for his violins. And audiences attend concerts advertised more for their instruments than those playing them.
The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns asks: should fiddles be calling the tunes?