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Review: Philadelphia Orchestra has a memorable opening evening (with photo gallery)

The Philadelphia Orchestra performing with guest conductor Stephane Deneve, Chief Conductor of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, and American piano virtuoso Garrick Ohlsson, opening night at SPAC in Saratoga Springs on Wednesday, August 1, 2012.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
The Philadelphia Orchestra performing with guest conductor Stephane Deneve, Chief Conductor of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, and American piano virtuoso Garrick Ohlsson, opening night at SPAC in Saratoga Springs on Wednesday, August 1, 2012.
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The Philadelphia Orchestra opened its summer season Wednesday night at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in what turned out to be more than just a night of fabulous music making. Not only did piano soloist Garrick Ohlsson join the orchestra to play the “Star-Spangled Banner,” but midway through the second movement of the hour-long Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 in E minor, the power went out and the hall was thrown into darkness. As the last ...


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