Philadelphia Orchestra signs a new principal oboist — an exceptionally rare occasion that’s big global news

French oboist Philippe Tondre will begin performing with the orchestra this summer in Vail and Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Philadelphia Orchestra signs a new principal oboist — an exceptionally rare occasion that’s big global news

French oboist Philippe Tondre will begin performing with the orchestra this summer in Vail and Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

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Is intermission dead? Lots of hit musicals and plays are now skipping them.

Theatergoers can no longer take it for granted that there'll be an opportunity to answer nature's call before the curtain call. One playwright says it's a sign our brains are evolving.

Is intermission dead? Lots of hit musicals and plays are now skipping them.

Theatergoers can no longer take it for granted that there'll be an opportunity to answer nature's call before the curtain call. One playwright says it's a sign our brains are evolving.
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