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December 1, 2012 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Music Critic
Virginia Halfmann's violin was just one voice among many, but her "monster" talent, colleagues said, contributed mightily to Eugene Ormandy's Philadelphia Sound. The violinist, 68, died Tuesday night of congestive heart failure, nephew John Halfmann said. Ms. Halfmann was hired by Ormandy in 1972 and retired from the second violin section in 2010. A gruff exterior belied a kind soul, friends said. "She was a real character, to say the least, a wonderful character," said Louis Lanza, Ms. Halfmann's stand partner in the orchestra for more than a decade.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 1992 | By Daniel Webster, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
For a good part of this half of the century, the silk route for violinists has connected Israel with the Juilliard School. A caravan of important players has passed along that route to international careers. Shira Rabin is the latest. The dramatic young Israeli made her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra last night, playing the Dvorak Concerto at the Academy of Music. There are characteristics shared in some degree by those who travel the silk route. Since most now study with Dorothy DeLay, they share a bright technique, dead-center intonation and somewhat tight, glittery approach to the repertoire.
NEWS
March 25, 2003 | By David Patrick Stearns INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Operas have it easy. They can be updated with a mere change of costume. In symphonic music, interpretive updating is elusive and even discouraged, though pianist Natalie Zhu, best known as violinist Hilary Hahn's recital partner, did exactly that: Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 had an explosiveness that couldn't have been imagined in the composer's era. The occasion, Sunday at the Trinity Center for Urban Life, was the "Famed Concertos From Poland"...
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November 18, 2010 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
It's all too easy to see Midori as a gala-esque figure - refined, remote, and playing something like Bruch's Scottish Fantasy with a great orchestra on an ornate stage - and not as the intensely physical violinist ready to dig deeply into the dense, enigmatic Bartok Violin Sonata No. 1 , getting her hands dirty (figuratively) and then progressing to the even more abstract George Crumb Notturnos . But that summarizes her Tuesday recital, presented by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society - full of challenging repertoire and risk-taking performances, plus great imagination and depth.
NEWS
October 13, 1988 | By Charles McCurdy, Special to The Inquirer
Musicians such as 17-year-old Israeli violinist Gil Shaham, who will perform a recital at the Radnor Middle School Sunday afternoon, are at the exact career stage that recital sponsors prefer. They are on the verge of stepping into the higher ranks of performers. Tri-County Concerts, a Wayne music organization, has changed location twice during its 47 years of putting on recitals. It has moved from the Radnor Middle School to Delaware County Community College and back again. But it has consistently steered one course: presenting concerts by what it calls "emerging artists.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 1999 | By Lesley Valdes, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
The Philadelphia Orchestra's search for a concertmaster is over. David Kim, 35-year-old senior associate concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, has been offered the position and would begin in September. The concertmaster is second only to the music director in leadership within the symphony orchestra. The violinist is the conductor's main liaison with the players; the principal determines technical and interpretative matters such as string bowings, and how the dominant strings relate to the wind, brass and percussion families.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 1995 | By Daniel Webster, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Weighing in at 50 pounds or so and carrying a quarter-size violin, Kyoko Takezawa played her debut at the Academy of Music in 1974. She was a small face in a crowd then, but when she returns this week - her violin a glowing, full-sized Stradivari - she stands as a singular young woman in the international whirl of violinists. Starting tomorrow, she will be soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra for four concerts, playing the Shostakovich Concerto No. 1. In that childhood visit to the Academy, she was one of 10 Suzuki violinists from Japan, touring to show the wonders of the Suzuki method of learning the instrument.
NEWS
February 7, 1988 | By Charles McCurdy, Special to The Inquirer
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg - New York Yankees fan, Tonight Show veteran, and, oh yeah, violinist - will perform in a sold-out concert Thursday night at West Chester University's School of Music. The 27-year-old violinist earned the attention of the music world by winning the Walter W. Naumburg International Violin Competition in 1981 and by appearing repeatedly with American and European orchestras. She is known for putting herself into her music with passion and energy, and her playing has driven critics to opposite corners of the critical boxing ring.
NEWS
June 29, 2001 | By David Patrick Stearns INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
For all its acoustical limitations and no-wiggle-room rehearsal schedules, the Philadelphia Orchestra's season at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts is a surprisingly viable low-stakes forum for trial runs. In his still-young conducting career, Itzhak Perlman delivered a surprisingly fine rendition of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 Wednesday, while the much-hailed 19-year-old violinist Ilya Gringolts made his orchestra debut with a lackluster performance of Wieniawski's Violin Concerto No. 2 - but without long-term consequences.
NEWS
July 10, 1987 | By Daniel Webster, Inquirer Music Critic
Soviet-born violinist Mark Peskanov, now 29, has spent almost half his life in the United States. But he says he is still living the dream, still seeing his life from a vantage point outside the reality. "Listen! Talk about a dream!" he exclaims. "I never dreamed of playing with the Philadelphia Orchestra. " That dream comes true today, when he plays at the Mann Music Center as the first Fredric R. Mann memorial soloist, an engagement created by a fund established this year by violinist Isaac Stern.
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NEWS
December 1, 2012 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Music Critic
Virginia Halfmann's violin was just one voice among many, but her "monster" talent, colleagues said, contributed mightily to Eugene Ormandy's Philadelphia Sound. The violinist, 68, died Tuesday night of congestive heart failure, nephew John Halfmann said. Ms. Halfmann was hired by Ormandy in 1972 and retired from the second violin section in 2010. A gruff exterior belied a kind soul, friends said. "She was a real character, to say the least, a wonderful character," said Louis Lanza, Ms. Halfmann's stand partner in the orchestra for more than a decade.
NEWS
November 18, 2010 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
It's all too easy to see Midori as a gala-esque figure - refined, remote, and playing something like Bruch's Scottish Fantasy with a great orchestra on an ornate stage - and not as the intensely physical violinist ready to dig deeply into the dense, enigmatic Bartok Violin Sonata No. 1 , getting her hands dirty (figuratively) and then progressing to the even more abstract George Crumb Notturnos . But that summarizes her Tuesday recital, presented by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society - full of challenging repertoire and risk-taking performances, plus great imagination and depth.
NEWS
March 25, 2003 | By David Patrick Stearns INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Operas have it easy. They can be updated with a mere change of costume. In symphonic music, interpretive updating is elusive and even discouraged, though pianist Natalie Zhu, best known as violinist Hilary Hahn's recital partner, did exactly that: Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 had an explosiveness that couldn't have been imagined in the composer's era. The occasion, Sunday at the Trinity Center for Urban Life, was the "Famed Concertos From Poland"...
NEWS
June 29, 2001 | By David Patrick Stearns INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
For all its acoustical limitations and no-wiggle-room rehearsal schedules, the Philadelphia Orchestra's season at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts is a surprisingly viable low-stakes forum for trial runs. In his still-young conducting career, Itzhak Perlman delivered a surprisingly fine rendition of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 Wednesday, while the much-hailed 19-year-old violinist Ilya Gringolts made his orchestra debut with a lackluster performance of Wieniawski's Violin Concerto No. 2 - but without long-term consequences.
NEWS
January 19, 2001 | by Tom Di Nardo, Daily News Classical Music Writer
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos conducting; Jaime Laredo, violin soloist. 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Tuesday at Academy of Music, Broad and Locust streets. Tickets: $18-$60. Info: 215-893-1999. As this weekend's guest artist, the Philadelphia Orchestra's program book lists Jaime (pronounced Jamie) Laredo, violinist. Yes, he'll be here playing his 1717 Stradivarius in the Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, between Fruhbeck's interpretations of excerpts from Mendelssohn's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and the urgent Beethoven Seventh Symphony.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 1999 | By Lesley Valdes, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
The Philadelphia Orchestra's search for a concertmaster is over. David Kim, 35-year-old senior associate concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, has been offered the position and would begin in September. The concertmaster is second only to the music director in leadership within the symphony orchestra. The violinist is the conductor's main liaison with the players; the principal determines technical and interpretative matters such as string bowings, and how the dominant strings relate to the wind, brass and percussion families.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 1995 | By Daniel Webster, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Weighing in at 50 pounds or so and carrying a quarter-size violin, Kyoko Takezawa played her debut at the Academy of Music in 1974. She was a small face in a crowd then, but when she returns this week - her violin a glowing, full-sized Stradivari - she stands as a singular young woman in the international whirl of violinists. Starting tomorrow, she will be soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra for four concerts, playing the Shostakovich Concerto No. 1. In that childhood visit to the Academy, she was one of 10 Suzuki violinists from Japan, touring to show the wonders of the Suzuki method of learning the instrument.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 1993 | By Daniel Webster, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Sarah Chang's concert life is so busy that she hadn't seen the new house her family had bought in New Jersey until after they had lived in it a month. "I saw it two days ago," the 12-year-old violinist said. "I love it. So many rooms. I went from room to room, playing my violin in each one to see which sounded the best. " Being a stranger in her own house is an aspect of the kind of life she leads. She has been on tour since mid-May and arrived here last weekend from Europe in time to appear tonight with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Music Center.
NEWS
October 5, 1992 | by Tom Di Nardo, Daily News Classical Music Writer
Inherent talent, excellent teachers and supportive parents constitute the ideal formula for developing a young musician's expert technique. But you'll also discover a remarkable emotional depth on a new EMI disc, titled "Debut," by Philadelphia-born violinist Sarah Chang - considering that it was recorded (on a quarter-size violin) at age 9. The impressive CD includes mostly encore display pieces, accompanied by pianist Sandra Rivers, from a buoyant "Carmen" Fantasy to lovingly played, heartfelt shorts by Paganini, Tchaikovsky, Elgar and even Gershwin.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 1992 | By Daniel Webster, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
For a good part of this half of the century, the silk route for violinists has connected Israel with the Juilliard School. A caravan of important players has passed along that route to international careers. Shira Rabin is the latest. The dramatic young Israeli made her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra last night, playing the Dvorak Concerto at the Academy of Music. There are characteristics shared in some degree by those who travel the silk route. Since most now study with Dorothy DeLay, they share a bright technique, dead-center intonation and somewhat tight, glittery approach to the repertoire.
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