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#907528 - 08/18/02 10:59 AM Oscar Petersen in Philly 8/31
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I am a huge fan of his.

I will be there and MIGHT meet him after the show. Anyone want to join me?
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#907529 - 08/18/02 11:45 AM Re: Oscar Petersen in Philly 8/31
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Is it true that he is or was at one time only playing with one hand due to some physical problem?

By the way, I'm wondering why this part of the PIano World site is virtually unused since it began. I would think that readers of this site would be the type who would go to piano recitals often and also be interested in reading others peoples' reviews.

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#907530 - 08/18/02 10:54 PM Re: Oscar Petersen in Philly 8/31
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Rich,

Thanks for the lead.

I am also a big fan of Oscar Petersen.
Where in Philly is he playing?

BTW, Horacio Gutierrez, Cuban-born and Julliard-trained, perfoms at Lafayette College on Sept.5.

Robt Giordano

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#907531 - 08/19/02 11:28 AM Re: Oscar Petersen in Philly 8/31
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Rich--

Please post your impressions after the Oscar Peterson concert. I would be there in a heartbeat if I was anywhere east of the Mississippi River! He's one of my faves, so I would love to hear how he is getting on.

Thx
Nina

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#907532 - 08/20/02 01:30 PM Re: Oscar Petersen in Philly 8/31
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 Quote:
Originally posted by pianoloverus:

Is it true that he is or was at one time only playing with one hand due to some physical problem?

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I saw Oscar play last year at the Hollywood Bowl. He was fabulous. It's true, he doesn't use his left hand much anymore. But as a reviewer said after the show, he plays better with one hand than most others with two.

Anyone who has a chance to go should do so. You will not be disappointed.
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#907533 - 08/22/02 06:53 AM Re: Oscar Petersen in Philly 8/31
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Robert,

I believe at the new Kimmell Center. I have to double check that.

Nina,

Will do!
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#907534 - 08/22/02 09:29 AM Re: Oscar Petersen in Philly 8/31
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Rich,

Any chance of you snapping a few photos and posting? Especially if you get to meet him?
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#907535 - 09/04/02 01:33 AM Re: Oscar Petersen in Philly 8/31
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Well??? how was it??

Nina

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#907536 - 09/19/02 10:59 PM Re: Oscar Petersen in Philly 8/31
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Nina,

It didn't happen. long story, but the jazz festival was in $$ trouble and the show was cancelled. :heavy sigh: \:\(
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#907537 - 09/20/02 02:50 AM Re: Oscar Petersen in Philly 8/31
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Sorry to hear that Rich. \:\(

Maybe you can catch him in NY or Canada?
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#907538 - 09/21/02 11:32 AM Re: Oscar Petersen in Philly 8/31
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What a drag... seems like so many things are feeling the pinch now since the recession has been dragging on so long.

I'll be in NYC in early January, maybe I'll get lucky and find he's performing in the area then.

Nina

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#907539 - 09/22/02 09:54 PM Re: Oscar Petersen in Philly 8/31
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He's back...

Oscar Peterson Quartet in Philly (Verizon Hall)
on Sunday, September 29 at 7:30 PM.

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