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April 02, 2014

Beyond the Baton

A Q&A with Yannick Nézet-Séguin

From the April 2014 Playbill

April 02, 2014

Musicians Behind the Scenes - April 2014

Ricardo Morales Principal Clarinet

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

Where were you born? San Juan, Puerto Rico.

What piece of music could you play over and over again? Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances.

March 20, 2014

Four Sea Interludes to Feature Visual Interpretations

The Orchestra knew it wanted to celebrate the centenary of Benjamin Britten. That’s done easily enough by programming the music of the British composer, one of the major figures of 20th-century classical music.

March 07, 2014

Orchestra to Hit the Right Notes at Fundraiser

Jason DePue. You know him as a member of the first violin section of the Orchestra. Don Liuzzi. He’s the Orchestra’s highly regarded principal timpani and a DePue of sorts when he takes the stage with Jason as a member of the DePue Brothers Band.

Hear these musicians play a vivid blend of bluegrass, classical, and rock when they headline the Volunteer Committees for The Philadelphia Orchestra’s On That Note festive fundraiser benefiting the Orchestra on Friday, April 4. In addition to Jason, the band includes his two brothers, Wallace and Zach, each a classical virtuoso as well.

March 03, 2014

In the Spotlight - March 2014

A Monthly Series of Donor and Patron Profiles

March 03, 2014

Musician Behind the Scenes - March 2014

David Cramer Associate Principal Flute

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

Where were you born? Cleveland,Ohio.

What’s your favorite Philadelphia restaurant? Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

February 05, 2014

Musician Behind the Scenes - February 2014

Jeffry Kirschen Horn

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

January 29, 2014

The Play-In’s the Thing

Do you want to play with The Philadelphia Orchestra?

Actually, if you play a woodwind or brass instrument, harp or double bass, you can.

On February 15, the Orchestra presents the first of this season’s popular Play-Ins, in which musicians of any age and any level of ability get to play side by side with members of Fabulous Philadelphians.

The Play-Ins begin Saturday, February 15, at 6:30 PM at the Orchestra’s home in the Kimmel Center with woodwind players.

January 13, 2014

No Shadow of a Doubt for Cristian Măcelaru's Interpretation of Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings

Tchaikovsky’s third movement of the Serenade for Strings, Élégie, opens with what Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Conductor Cristian Măcelaru calls a simple motion scale, in which the upper strings ascend the scale and the lower strings descend.

January 01, 2014

In the Spotlight - January 2014

A Monthly Series of Donor and Patron Profiles

 

Yuming Chiu is going places. He can see his future: There’s a big job. Community engagement. Board directorships. Involvement in the arts. “My entire life I have been really passionate for music,” he says. “As a kid I dreamed of becoming the president and CEO of the L.A. Philharmonic.”

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