August 10th, 2010, 4:02 pm by Greg
August 2nd, 2010, 1:01 pm by Greg
The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the best classical music ensembles performing in America today. Maestro Charles Dutoit is one of a handful of the best of the best conductors in the world. And Yo-Yo Ma is now ensconced on the cello throne vacated by the greatest masters of the instrument that ever lived: Mstislav Rostropovich and Pablo Casals.
Put these three elements together, and you have the classical equivalent of a superstar rock band featuring the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band and Eric Clapton all on the same stage at the same time.
On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Orchestra’s opening night with Yo-Yo Ma at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s 2010 Summer Concert Series was nothing short of spectacular.
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The Philadelphia Orchestra opens its summer season at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center at 8pm on Wednesday with a special program featuring renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma in a performance of Edward Elgar’s “Cello Concerto.”
Conducted by Charles Dutoit in his final season at the podium, the Philadelphia Orchestra also offers Richard Strauss’ “Don Juan” and Igor Stravinsky’s still thrilling “Rite of Spring” to round out the evening’s program.
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