The famous Violin Concerto of Brahms is performed by the incomparable Gil Shaham.
The Philadelphia Orchestra will honor its former music director and conductor laureate, Wolfgang Sawallisch–who passed away February 22, 2013 during these performances, which feature repertoire that reflects his indelible artistic imprint on the Orchestra.
Some Digital Renderings
We met today with James Alexander and Clark Productions, the stage director and team that are creating the incredible visual experience around our June Stokowski Celebration Concerts in the Academy. James and his team showed us some digital renderings projected onto a detailed scale model of the Academy of Music’s interior—take a look:
The model of the Academy interior that James and Clark are using may be small relative to the actual building, but all the details, molding, and decorative elements are still visible.
Flames climbing the columns of the proscenium stage. This will be the culminating moment during the Orchestra’s evening performance of Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” on Saturday, June 23!
You’ll know what this rendering is for if you’ve been keeping up with James Alexander’s behind-the-scenes videos. It’s a series of stained-glass images that will accompany the Orchestra’s performance of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor during the same Saturday evening performance.