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March 2013

March 11, 2013

1929 Philadelphia Orchestra Radio Broadcast of The Rite of Spring

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s rich history with Igor Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) has been well-documented. The Orchestra gave the American premiere of the concert version of the groundbreaking piece in 1922 and of the full staged ballet version in 1930, both under its legendary conductor Leopold Stokowski. Stokowski and the Orchestra also made one of the earliest recordings of the piece, in 1929.

March 01, 2013

Elizabeth Kannon - A Gift from the Heart

Eleven-year-old Elizabeth Kannon is already a patron of the arts. While most girls her age worry about making friends and fitting in, Elizabeth was more concerned about the challenges facing the Orchestra she loves. So, instead of asking for presents for her November birthday, she asked her friends and family for monetary gifts to give to The Philadelphia Orchestra. And how did that go over? She was able to donate money to the tune of $567 to the Orchestra’s Annual Fund.

March 01, 2013

Christopher Deviney - Behind the Scenes

Christopher Deviney Principal Percussion

Each month in the Orchestra’s Playbill, we feature one musician in a question-and-answer segment. Below is that feature in its entirety.

Where were you born? Chattanooga, Tennessee.