April 2013

April 25, 2013

Three Young Virtuosos Win 2013 Albert M. Greenfield Competition

Continuing a long tradition of nurturing young musicians, The Philadelphia Orchestra hosted the final auditions of its 2013 Albert M. Greenfield Student Competition on March 26 in Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center. The 13 finalists performed in front of an audience of family, friends, and supporters. They competed in three divisions: children's, junior, and senior (comprised of instrumentalists and vocalists). The winners received a monetary award and the opportunity to perform with the orchestra as soloist during the 2013-14 season.

April 25, 2013

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera Philadelphia Join Forces for Richard Strauss's Salome

Calling all opera lovers! The Orchestra is collaborating for the first time with Opera Philadelphia on a theatrically-inspired co-production of Richard Strauss’s compelling and provocative masterpiece, Salome. Yannick Nézet-Séguin will lead both performances, on Thursday, May 8, and Saturday, May 10, 2014, in the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall. The performances of Salome are made possible in part by a generous gift from the Wyncote Foundation.

April 04, 2013

Musician Behind the Scenes - April 2013

Holly Blake Contrabassoon

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? Philadelphia, PA.

April 04, 2013

In the Spotlight - April 2013

When Yannick Nézet-Séguin made his first subscription concert appearances as music director of The Philadelphia Orchestra—leading performances of Verdi’s Requiem—the ovations were resounding. Raves poured in. When he led the work the following week for his Carnegie Hall debut, the New York Times described it as “a heaven-storming performance” that had “thoroughly … won over the audience.” The critics weren’t the only ones impressed.