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  1. Orchestral Music
    I have seen many discussions as to which of the "Big Five" orchestras (Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia) is "best." That discussion is so subjective that it is not worth pursuing. Aside from the general excellent play of these orchestras, there are differences. Back in the day...
  2. News, Concerts and Events
    Violist Joseph de Pasquale (October 14, 1919 - June 22, 2015) has died. He was principal violist of the Boston Symphony and of the Philadelphia Orchestra over a roughly 50-year period starting in 1947. A couple of articles noting his passing were published recently in the Philadelphia Inquirer...
  3. News, Concerts and Events
    Each year, students from throughout the United States and abroad attend the Philadelphia International Music Festival, open to musicians of all ages and skill levels, from 8 - 18 years of age. The program - conducted on the exquisite grounds of Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania -...
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