As the formerly financially beleaguered Philadelphia Orchestra embarks on a new era with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the chemistry between musicians and their new thirtysomething conductor couldn’t be better. This week, Nézet-Séguin speaks with Robert Sandla about the international classical music scene, connecting with community, and making the orchestra an integral part of the fabric of Philadelphia life.
Also this week, an excerpt from a new book by former Indianapolis Symphony timpanist Thomas N. Akins takes readers behind the scenes of symphony orchestra life, and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians and friends catch Super Bowl fever.
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Posted February 1, 2013