November 9, 2015

The Philadelphia Orchestra Celebrates the Season with Holiday Concerts throughout December read more

November 06, 2015

Taking the Message to the Community

“This commission is going to resonate all over the city.”

That’s how Philadelphia Orchestra Director of Collaborative Learning Dan Berkowitz describes the impact Hannibal’s brilliant “spiritatorio,” One Land, One River, One People is sure to have in Philadelphia.

November 5, 2015

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin Give World Premiere of Hannibal’s One Land, One River, One People read more

November 02, 2015

Susie Robinson - In the Spotlight

A Monthly Profile of Orchestra Fans and Family

Susie Robinson’s husband, Norman, always said his wife never knew when to quit. And that’s been a very good thing for The Philadelphia Orchestra, which recently honored her with the Golden Baton Award for her 50 years of dedicated volunteer service and leadership.

November 02, 2015

For Love of Nation - This Season The Philadelphia Orchestra Explores National Pride

The explosion of nationalism in the mid-19th century fostered a love of one’s region and the history and traditions of the civilizations that emerged there, as well as a sense of self-determination—of taking that history and tradition in hand to build something greater. And its artistic yield was considerable: Artists in all disciplines, and musicians particularly, worked hard to identify the distinct ways their people perceived the world.

November 02, 2015

Jeffrey Curnow - 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 Wilmington, Delaware.

What piece of music could you play over and over again? Well, see, that’s the problem. I’m playing these pieces over and over again.

October 21, 2015

Putting It in Perspective: The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2015 Annual Meeting

The words “annual meeting” in most organizations constitute a review of the events of the past 12 months. It is necessarily a much broader review when you are The Philadelphia Orchestra and you are only a few years removed from what will long be remembered as our nadir—a declaration of bankruptcy.

October 19, 2015

The Philadelphia Orchestra Association and Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians Ratify New Contract read more

October 16, 2015

Music Saved Me: Hannibal and One Land, One River, One People, a Philadelphia Orchestra World Premiere

How did Hannibal Lokumbe get from the cotton fields of segregated 1950s Texas to the concert halls of the world? (Including, on November 13-15, Verizon Hall, for the world premiere of his new “spiritatorio” as he has named it, One Land, One River, One People, commissioned by The Philadelphia Orchestra.)

October 15, 2015

Bravo Yannick!

The prestigious classical music industry bible, Musical America, has just named Yannick 2016 Artist of the Year. Not only does this put our beloved music director in the company of such previous honorees as Leonard