February 16, 2016

Philadelphia Orchestra Performs for Florida Fans under the Baton of Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève read more

February 12, 2016

Advisory of Artist and Program Change: Michael Tilson Thomas Replaces James Levine February 18-20, 2016 read more

February 10, 2016

The Mystery of Miaskovsky

There’s a bit of a mystery in this week’s subscription concerts (February 11-14). Not about Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto of course, or about our brilliant piano soloist Yefim Bronfman. And while Leoš Janáček’s Taras Bulba isn’t as well known as the Beethoven, Janáček is considered one of the greatest Czech composers. (And then there’s the 1962 Taras Bulba movie starring Yul Brynner and Tony Curtis!) But who is Nikolai Miaskovsky, whose Tenth Symphony rounds out the program? And why don’t we hear his music more often?

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 22, 2016

Media Advisory: The Academy of Music 159th Anniversary Concert and Ball is Cancelled read more

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.