Philadelphia Orchestra, 7 others inducted into Classical Music Hall of Fame

Posted on: October 15, 2012

In Sunday’s (10/14) Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio), Janelle Gelfand reports, “The American Classical Music Hall of Fame announced its class of 2012 inductees at a gala to inaugurate the nation’s first interactive Walk of Fame in Washington Park on Wednesday. The eight honorees are: Composer Steve Reich, one of the pioneers of minimalism, a style of music using repetitive patterns. He received a Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for his Double Sextet. Emanuel Ax, who was born in Lvov, Poland, one of the premier pianists of our time. … Conductor David Zinman, the former music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (1985-98) and 1985 to 2009 director of the Aspen (Colo.) Music Festival. … Choral conductor Dale Warland, the founder of the acclaimed Dale Warland Singers and a champion of contemporary American composers of choral music. The Beaux Arts Trio, which was founded in 1955 and set the standard in literature for piano trio until the final concerts in 2008. … Composer, conductor and educator Nadia Boulanger … The Philadelphia Orchestra, which has cultivated its own ‘Philadelphia sound’ under a distinctive roster of conductors. Opera America, a national service organization for 150 professional company members.”

Posted October 15, 2012