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Surgery Sidelines Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Cancels Berlin Philharmonic Performance

Surgery Sidelines Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Cancels Berlin Philharmonic Performance >>

It was reported that Canadian conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin was forced to cancel a high-profile engagement with the Berlin Philharmonic for an undisclosed ailment. Now, it's been confirmed that the Philadelphia Orchestra maestro was admitted for epigastric hernia.

Philadelphia Orchestra to Perform in Mongolia, Slated to Begin Residency

Philadelphia Orchestra to Perform in Mongolia, Slated to Begin Residency >>

In a step toward a residency, the Philadelphia Orchestra is venturing where no American orchestra has ventured before. That is, in June 2017, the company will touch down at Genghis Khan International Airport in Mongolia and perform a series of concerts for the natives.

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Google Cultural Institute Introduces 360-Degree Videos of Virtual Concerts >>

If front-row seating to a symphony orchestra isn’t impressive enough, the Google Cultural Institute now offers a new option: simply go inside the orchestra (virtually). Using specialized cameras, placed on stage amidst active performances, the Google Cultural Institute has released a series of 360-degree videos of virtual concerts that allow users to choose their preferred angle of appreciation, all within a YouTube window.

St. Louis Orchestra Names Former Executive Director of Handel and Haydn Society, Marie-Hélène Bernard, President and CEO

St. Louis Orchestra Names Former Executive Director of Handel and Haydn Society, Marie-Hélène Bernard, President and CEO >>

Executive director of the Handel and Haydn Society, Marie-Hélène Bernard, has been named the next president and CEO of the St. Louis Symphony. According to an announcement from the orchestra on Wednesday, she will begin her position, with music director David Robertson, on July 1.


New LiveNote App Lets Philly Orchestra Audience Stream Concert Info During Performances >>

Throw all those “turn off your cellphone” announcements out the window. The Philadelphia Orchestra is encouraging cell phone use with its new custom-designed mobile phone app, LiveNote, which live streams information related to the concert straight to your phone.

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Lang Lang Plays Mozart, Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conducts Strauss for Philadelphia's Season Opener at Kimmel Center >>

The Philadelphia Orchestra, under the baton on music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, will kick off its 2014-15 season with superstar pianist Lang Lang in the Verizon Hall at Kimmel Center. The three-day run will begin on Friday, September 26 at 8 p.m.

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Spanish Conductor Rafael Fruhbeck De Burgos Dies of Cancer at 80, Watch His Last Concert with Detroit in Dvorak >>

If Spain had a father figure of classical music, Rafael Fruhbeck De Burgos was it, though there were periods when he was more popular outside of his native country than in it. Yet his heart remained forever in Spain, and it is in that country that he passed away today, aged 80.

With Andrés Orozco-Estrada as Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, What Will Happen to Vladimir Jurowski? >>

Not to steal even the smallest beat away from maestro Orozco-Estrada's good news, but inquiring minds do want to know what's up with Jurowski's tenure at the LPO.

2014, the Year of Pierre Monteux (Remember Him?) >>

There will be some anniversaries celebrated this year, none wider than that of the birth of Richard Strauss. But here's a milestone that I suspect few will comment on. It is half a century since Pierre Monteux, the French-born conductor. Not just any conductor, one of the most influential and revered of the 20th century. And yet these days, few music lovers are more than dimly aware of his name.

Dr. Michael Tilson Thomas Replaces Coughing Yannick Nézet-Séguin for Philadelphia Orchestra Gig at Carnegie Hall >>

The brass at Carnegie Hall have announced that Michael Tilson Thomas will step up to the podium for Yannick Nézet-Séguin, leading the Philadelphia Orchestra at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage this Friday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m.

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Philadelphia Orchestra to Tour Europe (Yup, They're Back!) >>

The Philadelphia Orchestra will tour Europe in 2015, says the mayor of Philadelphia. On the face of it, this is well and great but hardly news. In the context of the orchestra's trials over the last decade though, it seems little short of a miracle.

Carnegie Hall Stagehand Strike Forces Cancellation of Opening Night Gala >>

Hours before Carnegie Hall's opening night gala was scheduled to begin, Carnegie Hall stagehands went on strike--forcing the venue's management to cancel the event. The centerpiece of the evening was to have been a Philadelphia Orchestra concert led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

The Mile High Club: Classical Musicians in Mid-Air Videos >>

It may come as a surprise to anyone who flies regularly and doesn't come across this sort of thing, but suddenly the skies seem to be full of music. Live, classical music.

Gramophone-Winning Pianist Jan Lisiecki, 18, Releasing Sophomore Album on Deutsche Grammophon >>

Earlier this week, 18-year-old Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki was named Young Artist of the Year during the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2013 in London. This award comes on the heels of news that Lisiecki has made his second recording on the Deutsche Grammophon label, of Chopin Études Op. 10 and 25, to be released in the U.S. on October 8.

Nu-Shu, China's Secret Language of Women, Speaks Out in Tan Dun’s New Work >>

A secret language known only by women in China's Hunan Province is the focus of Tan Dun's new multimedia work for harp and orchestra. The piece will receive its U.S. première on October 31 by the Philadelphia Orchestra under music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

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