PLÁCIDO DOMINGO PRESS CONFERENCE IN PHILADELPHIA re: continuing coverage of Celebrities visiting our town
WORLD FAMOUS TENOR PLÁCIDO DOMINGO TO GIVE PRESS CONFERENCE IN PHILADELPHIA stated the press release I received. I have a bone to pick with you Mr. Domingo. 3 years ago I had tickets to the MET to see my first opera at Lincoln Center which I always dreamed about going to see an opera at after seeing the movie Moonstruck.
I even got Opening Night tickets for Plácido Domingo starring in Cyrano de Bergerac, unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be as it was also the first time Plácido Domingo ever called out sick on an Opening Night!!
Placido Domingo will be performing a beautiful program of world-famous arias, Spanish songs, and crossover hits in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on February 16, 2009 beginning at 7 PM. (President’s Day so you don’t have to leave work early, it’s a HOLIDAY)
I know attorney David M. Maser will be there to catch the first concert Placido has done in our City in over 40 years. During the press concert he mentioned that for the past 40 years he’s been flying over or training though the City of Brotherly Love to perform in either NYC or DC and wondering what was going on in Philly.
Sal and Inga D’Angelo of the best Itailian eatery in Philly D’Angelo’s Restaurant meeting Placido.
–Plácido Domingo, arguably the world’s foremost tenor, will be in Philadelphia on January 15, 2009 to discuss his upcoming concert with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia ——his first appearance here in more than two decades. The press conference will take place at the Westin Hotel in Center City at 2 PM. “This is a rare opportunity for the Chamber Orchestra and for the people of Philadelphia and we couldn’t be more excited” said Executive Director Peter Gistelinck. Domingo will be performing a beautiful program of world-famous arias, Spanish songs, and crossover hits in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on February 16, 2009 beginning at 7 PM. The orchestra will be led by Maestro Eugene Kohn, and will also feature soprano Ana María Martínez. A gala dinner event will follow the performance. Co-chairs for the event are renowned violist and President of The Curtis Institute of Music Roberto Diaz, concert violinist and Curtis graduate Elissa Lee Koljonen, and former Music Director of the Philadelphia Orchestra and newly appointed Music Director of the National Symphony and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC Maestro Christoph Eschenbach. Q&A with Maestro Domingo and others will follow a series of announcements. The gala evening includes the concert, dinner and the opportunity to meet one of the most influential performers of our time. Limited tickets are still available for this once in a lifetime event. They can be purchased by calling: 215 893-1709 or on-line at www.chamberorchestra.org . Remaining available tickets range from $300 to $500, with an additional $500 for a seat at the tribute dinner with Mr. Domingo. This event, and many others can now be found on the PhillyChitChat Calendar. Just click calendar at the top of the page. If you know of a charity, significent event (ie events where tickets are sold) please send the info to me and I will add it. (Unfortunately I won’t be able to make the Placido concert with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia on 2/16/09 as I will be in NYC for the Marc Jacobs fashion show, bummer)