February 01, 2016

Denise Tryon: Behind the Scenes

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? In St Paul, Minnesota.

What piece of music could you play over and over again? Bach’s Cello Suites (yes, on horn … string players, please don’t hate me).

February 01, 2016

Linda and David Glickstein: In the Spotlight

A Monthly Profile of Orchestra Fans and Family

Linda Glickstein’s family lineage with The Philadelphia Orchestra goes all the way back to Leopold Stokowski—her parents, who met in Philadelphia, regularly attended concerts in the ’30s with the legendary music director—but that’s not what she and her husband, David, want to talk about. “We’ve got better stories coming!” he promises.

January 29, 2016

Andrés Orozco-Estrada: “I’m thrilled, I’m happy; I’m also a little bit nervous!”

It may be his first time on the podium in front of The Philadelphia Orchestra (he leads subscription concerts February 4-6), but at not-quite age 40, Andrés Orozco-Estrada is already an established conductor. He’s the music director of the Houston Symphony, the chief conductor of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, and principal guest conductor of the London Philharmonic.

Photo by Werner Kmetitsch

January 23, 2016

A Message from the Chairman of the Academy of Music

Dearest Friends and Family of the Academy of Music,

As I watch the snow fill Rittenhouse Square today, I am glad that the Academy of Music Board of Trustees decided to cancel tonight's 159th Anniversary Concert and Ball.  I am disappointed not to be able to celebrate with you all, of course, but I know we made the right decision.

January 20, 2016

May We Suggest … Yannick Whets Our Appetite for 2016-17

When a top chef wants to show off the range of his restaurant’s excellence, he offers a tasting menu: samples of all the ways his establishment can dazzle a food lover. Now about to begin his fifth season, our top chef, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, put together his own tasting menu at the Kimmel Center Tuesday evening, unveiling all the ways The Philadelphia Orchestra will please music lovers in the 2016-17 season. Together with Orchestra CEO and President Allison Vulgamore, Yannick explored the variety of musical treats in store in the upcoming season.

January 13, 2016

Living the Dream with The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert

On January 18 Philadelphia hosts the largest Martin Luther King Day of Service in the entire country … and it’s capped off with superb music from The Philadelphia Orchestra led by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, all in honor of Dr. King.

Photo by Jeff Fusco

December 31, 2015

Henry Scott - Behind the Scenes

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? In Dorothy, New Jersey.

What piece of music could you play over and over again? None. I enjoy coming back to a great piece of music I love, rather than playing it over and over.

December 31, 2015

Raymond and Joanne Welsh - In the Spotlight

A Monthly Profile of Orchestra Fans and Family

December 18, 2015

In the Community: Holiday SingIN at the Salvation Army Kroc Center

Do you hear what I hear? On December 16, residents from around Philadelphia joined Maestro Bramwell Tovey and musicians from The Philadelphia Orchestra at the Salvation Army Kroc Center for a special holiday SingIN.  Participants at the Philadelphia Orchestra's holiday SingIN at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in North Philadelphia. Photo: Jessica Griffin.

December 18, 2015

Holidays with The Philadelphia Orchestra

All December long, The Philadelphia Orchestra has celebrated the special, joyous, and merry sounds of the holiday season. On Saturday, December 5, Assistant Conductor Lio Kuokman kicked things off with the Christmas Kids’ Spectacular, a Family Concert featuring host Kimberly Schroeder, the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts Choir, and special guest Santa Claus.

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