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A Tempo: Fresh Off Grammy Win, Philadelphia Orchestra Looks to 2022-2023 Season

Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin
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Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin

Host Rachel Katz talks with Philadelphia Orchestra VP of Artistic Planning Jeremy Rothman about next year's season and its recent Grammy Award, and with Grammy-winning violinist Jennifer Koh.

A Tempo this week checks in with two of this year's Grammy Award winners. In the past week, the Philadelphia Orchestra, led by Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin, won the Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance for its recording of symphonies by Florence Price, and it announced its 2022-2023 season. The line-up features performances of Price's violin concertos, part of the orchestra's commitment to present compositions by the African-American composer whose works are being rediscovered more than 50 years after their creation; several world premieres; and a celebration of Sergei Rachmaninoff's 150th birthday anniversary. Host Rachel Katz will check in with Vice President of Artistic Planning Jeremy Rothman for more details about the concert season and the orchestra's community and education programs.

The program also features a conversation with violinist Jennifer Koh, who won the Grammy for best Solo Instrumental Performance for her recording of Alone Together, a commissioning project she launched in the early days of the pandemic. (She will also appear with the Philadelphia Orchestra next season).

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