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Philadelphia Orchestra keeps it light on opening night at SPAC

Conductor Bramwell Tovey, conducts the Philadelphia Philharmonic Orchestra at SPAC Wednesday, August 6, 2014.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Conductor Bramwell Tovey, conducts the Philadelphia Philharmonic Orchestra at SPAC Wednesday, August 6, 2014.
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The Philadelphia Orchestra opened its three-week stay at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Wednesday night with a low-key but marvelously executed concert. Under conductor Bramwell Tovey, who thrilled the huge crowd with his charismatic and precise conducting and his equally sensational piano playing, the program was the lighter fare of Gershwin and Copland rather than a more typical “serious” show. That choice was deliberate, Tovey told the crowd, often with humorous tidbits of information. ...


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