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LIVING
June 15, 2001 | By Diane Goldsmith INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Ann and Bill Hozack bought it in 1996, Homewoods, their storied Chestnut Hill estate, was in a state of neglect, the gardens terribly overgrown. That they saw beyond the vines is evident in the refurbished grand Norman-style home whose serene backyard is now a frequent site for garden-party benefits. Two have been held there this spring, and tomorrow the Hozacks will host well over 150 guests for the Philadelphia Orchestra's tony "Toys for Big Boys" event. "It's a fabulous house.
NEWS
May 23, 2006 | By TOM DI NARDO For the Daily News
JOSEPH C. LANZA, a Philadelphia Orchestra violinist since 1958, died of pneumonia early Saturday morning. He was 73. "His life was the orchestra," Roslyn, his wife of 53 years said. "He was totally committed and dedicated to music. " On Saturday evening, before the orchestra's final concert of the season, Bach's "Air on a G String" was performed in his honor, and his chair was left empty. Lanza held the title of assistant principal second violinist, and could prominently be seen playing with youthful excitement.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 1986 | By Leonard W. Boasberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the months to come, the Delaware Valley's museums, cultural institutions and performing arts groups will be keying many of their activities to the 200th anniversary of the convention that met in this city in the hot summer of 1787 and produced what George Washington later called "that precious depository of American happiness, the Constitution of the United States. " Starting this month and continuing through 1987, there'll be exhibits and historical presentations, plays and parades, conferences and symposiums, lectures and ceremonies, culminating - but not ending - Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
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Fabio Luisi and Christian Tetzlaff perform Tchaikovsky on Thursday through Saturday at the Kimmel Center. Information: 215-893-1999 or www.philorch.org .
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 1993 | By Lesley Valdes, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Yefim Bronfman was the soloist in Prokofiev's brashly entertaining Third Piano Concerto, whose energies enlivened the Philadelphia Orchestra program, under Charles Dutoit, last night at the Academy of Music. Bronfman, 34, and a frequent visitor to this orchestra, possesses that brilliance of tone and overall alacrity to make the most of its glittering timbres and escalations, while his command of the work's sonorities is impressively virile. There was much to admire in the keyboard's climbing, spiraling passagework - its perpetual fevers that can exhaust a player's busy wrist.
NEWS
September 22, 1990 | By Lesley Valdes, Inquirer Music Critic
The gala is over, the contract strike was averted, the new music director Wolfgang Sawallisch approved and introduced before the hardly old maestro, Riccardo Muti, returned to start his penultimate season. For the Philadelphia Orchestra, it has been an exhausting week. Understandable, then, that there was a certain back-to-work quality at the Academy of Music last night when the orchestra opened its subscription series. Actually it felt like a tough-love session with Father Muti whisking rather tightly the belt in Prokofiev's Classical Symphony and Tchaikovsky's Fourth, stopping to hug his charges only in a magnetically sensitive reading of the Barber Violin Concerto.
NEWS
December 20, 1986 | By Daniel Webster, Inquirer Music Critic
Folk art frequently produces the image of youth climbing stairs toward maturity, crossing a landing and hobbling down steps toward the grave. That image was much in mind yesterday as Gilbert Levine, in his local debut, led the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Academy of Music. The spirit of the musicmaking reached the landing early and hurried listeners toward a feeling of overwhelming decrepitude. For the first half-hour, the climb was invigorating. Levine led the local premiere of Jacob Druckman's Aureoles, a work which has become a classic while Philadelphia wasn't looking.
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NEWS
June 18, 2016 | By Peter Dobrin, CLASSICAL MUSIC CRITIC
There was, at dusk Wednesday, a persistently utopian dreamlike aura that could be felt settling over Pastorius Park. A leisurely crowd of several hundred gathered on the sloping lawn that led down to a still, diminutive moat and a group of string players playing Mozart just beyond. The park's amphitheater is without a doubt one of the great tucked-away charms of tucked-away Chestnut Hill. This is the 68th year of summer concerts in the suburban - if sylvan - enclave, and Wednesday came with some history.
NEWS
June 3, 2016 | By Peter Dobrin, CLASSICAL MUSIC CRITIC
How can Yannick hold both jobs at once? What makes him a good fit for the job? Will he stay committed to Philadelphia? Consolidating his young but flowering career, Yannick Nézet-Séguin will assume the podium of the Metropolitan Opera in New York while remaining music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Nézet-Séguin, 41, will phase in his Met duties gradually, becoming music director-designate in the 2017-18 season with two productions, and music director in 2020-21 leading five, the opera company announced Thursday.
NEWS
May 19, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Alice Cleveland Halsema, 94, a former Wallace Township, Chester County, supervisor and an early radio-station engineer, died Sunday, May 1, of Alzheimer's disease at the Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. She was born in Philadelphia to Margaret and Eben Stevens Cleveland during the time her father, a textile manufacturer, was enrolled at the Philadelphia Textile School. Mrs. Halsema grew up in Webster, Mass., but returned to the Philadelphia area in 1938 when her father took a job at the family's textile mill in Manayunk.
NEWS
May 7, 2016 | By David Patrick Stearns, CLASSICAL MUSIC CRITIC
Somehow the words love fest don't cover it. Wednesday's one-night-only concert of John Williams film music by the Philadelphia Orchestra as part of its two-week Williams celebration was bound to be good box office, with an audience exuding good will accumulated from the many popular Stephen Spielberg films that he has scored. But what unfolded at the Kimmel Center was beyond what could have been anticipated. Planned to be two hours long, it went an for an extra half hour, with three encores led by the composer himself, who shared the conducting podium with Stéphane Denève, prompting some of the longest and loudest ovations I've heard at the Kimmel Center.
NEWS
May 2, 2016 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, STAFF WRITER
Though The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! was mediocre, that 1966 film's title perfectly reflected America's Cold War hysteria. We were convinced the Russians were coming. That's why the period gave rise to duck-and-cover, bomb shelters, and the widespread use of anxiety medication. Personally, all that anti-Soviet mania was so terrifying that I had persistent nightmares about communist invaders pouring through the gap between two neighboring homes on Carlton Drive and laying siege to our split-level.
NEWS
May 1, 2016 | By Peter Dobrin, CLASSICAL MUSIC CRITIC
At the start of Pictures from an Exhibition Thursday night in Verizon Hall, conductor Stéphane Denève gave the downbeat, and trumpeter David Bilger sat with the instrument silent in his lap while the strings played instead. Anyone who knows this piece, and nearly everyone does, knows this is not the way things usually go. But this was a topsy-turvy Philadelphia Orchestra concert, studded with elements of delight that drew a roar of approval from the sold-out crowd of a decibel level that's rare.
NEWS
April 18, 2016 | By Peter Dobrin, Music Critic
Will a seismic movement on the podium of the Metropolitan Opera have reverberations in Philadelphia? Yannick Nézet-Séguin, music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra, has been frequently seen as a prime candidate to succeed James Levine, whose shift to music director emeritus after a four-decade tenure was announced Thursday in New York by the Met. But apart from whether the Met actually offers the job to Nézet-Séguin, the Philadelphia Orchestra...
NEWS
April 13, 2016 | By David Patrick Stearns, CLASSICAL MUSIC CRITIC
Marcel Farago, 92, a Philadelphia Orchestra cellist from 1955 to 1994, died Friday, April 8, in Cherry Hill. Born in Romania, he was also a composer of numerous works, several of which were performed by the orchestra. Mr. Farago reportedly suffered from cancer but chose not to discuss it, and gave an interview packed with keen observations and lively wit only weeks before his death. He proudly stated that he was born in Timisoara, near the birthplace of the great Hungarian composer Bela Bartok.
NEWS
April 13, 2016 | By John Timpane, For The Inquirer
Nine artists, including two from Philadelphia, plus a Curtis Institute of Music graduate, have been announced as recipients of grants from the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts. The fund awards $50,000 a year for up to two years to help beginning-career artists across the arts. The two Philadelphians are violinist Robyn Bollinger and actor Miriam A. Hyman. The Curtis graduate is bass-baritone Brandon Cedel of Charleston, S.C. Bollinger, daughter of Philadelphia Orchestra trombonist Blair Bollinger, made her Philadelphia Orchestra debut at age 12. She is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music.
NEWS
April 8, 2016 | By Peter Dobrin, MUSIC CRITIC
"How do we use music to increase quality of life for people in challenging situations?" Daniel Berkowitz, the Philadelphia Orchestra's director of collaborative learning, asks the question, and says the orchestra is increasing the number of ways music can answer the call. The group is instituting a new social-impact program, increasing others, and packaging them under an umbrella acronym: HEAR, which stands for health, education, access, and research. Under the heading of health, the orchestra is sending its musicians into Broad Street Ministry as music therapists to work with victims of trauma.
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