The Philadelphia Orchestra has recently emerged from bankruptcy this past July, and is not shying away from taking big steps with Mr. Nézet-Séguin. They plan to release its first recording on a major label in 16 years, on Deutsche Grammophon this Spring.
They will record the 1913 ballet Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring along with Leopold Stokowski Bach Transcriptions in a disc that will be a tribute to the orchestra’s first great music director. It will all be recorded at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall.
But, not only will there be this disc available but, The Philadelphia Orchestra will also be on-top of the tech. scene by producing video transmissions through the local company SpectiCast a service that I believe is of upmost importance in todays society for reaching a broader audience base. The New York Phil, Berlin, and Detroit do it well.
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