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Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:07:36 GMT


Morning performance packs a lot into an hour
It is like a secret society. If you want to attend a Morning Musicales performance, first you have to find it. The classical concerts are, sadly, no longer held in the Academy of Music's newly restored ballroom but at the Curtis Institute of Music's Field Concert Hall.

Philadelphia Orchestra on Mozart: early, late and often
British conductor Jane Glover leads an all-Mozart program

New Berlin Philharmonic principal hornist got boost in Philadelphia
David Cooper went to Curtis, and recently played with the Philadelphia Orchestra

Orchestra's magical 'Harry Potter' enchants young audience
Superman dropped in to rescue the first violins. Predictably, perhaps, killer clowns had infiltrated the bassoons. And back in the percussion section, a Tyrannosaurus rex was on the loose.

Classical picks: Rattle re-redux; The Met does 'William Tell'
Reverberations of Rattle. If you didn't get a chance to hear Simon Rattle's recent Mahler in Philadelphia or at Carnegie Hall, pull up the Berlin Philharmonic's Digital Concert Hall and listen to his Mahler Symphony No. 7. The performance is captured with crystalline, close-up views of Rattle and the Philharmonic, and has a bonus interview in which Rattle discusses the work.

Orchestra board OK's new contract; players play pop-up concerts all over town
Musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra fanned out across the region Tuesday, chatting up fans, playing in string quartets and wind quintets, and doing a little damage control.