Angela Meade, intimately

Angela Meade’s January recital in Philadelphia (repeated in Santa Fe a few days later) was a revelation. The soprano has been so busy on opera stages, and with symphony orchestras, since her 2008 Met debut in Ernani that intimate appearances have been scarce.

This recital with pianist Danielle Orlando for the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society followed the classic …

Haydn’s Seasons makes a rare appearance

Yannick Nézet-Séguin chose Haydn’s The Seasons to fill the entire program in his Philadelphia concerts in mid-November 2017. This was the first performance of the complete Seasons in the history of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

The most famous conductors in Philadelphia — Stokowski, Ormandy, Muti — inclined towards the passionate sounds of romantic composers, rather than classicists …

Bernstein Centennial continues in Philadelphia

Yannick Nézet-Séguin seems to be a logical leader of the celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial, because he’s today’s most prominent conductor who straddles the worlds of concerts and operas. The main thing that differentiates is that Yannick, so far, has no presence on Broadway.

He tried to make that link with a semi-staged version of <...

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