(credit:  Ryan Donnell)

(credit: Ryan Donnell)



By Wally Kennedy

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — On May 16th, 18th and 19th, the Philadelphia Orchestra presents Beethoven’s “Pastoral” in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center.

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After all these years and performances, what is it that keeps orchestra violinist Paul Arnold excited about Beethoven compositions? How come some music just never seems to get old?

“As a performer, I always tend to find something new in them. And certainly with…even with the most played symphonies, like the Fifth Symphony, I always find something new in them and am enthusiastic to play them. And certainly that’s true with the Sixth Symphony, the Pastoral, which we’ll be playing,” Arnold says.

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