PreConcert Conversations

Beginning one hour before every Philadelphia Orchestra subscription concert, a special PreConcert Conversation gives you insights into the music and music-makers you will hear on the program. PreConcert Conversations are free to all ticket holders and include informal interviews with renowned guest artists and composers, discussions led by Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians, and behind-the-scenes information. These lively and engaging programs are held in the Rendell Room of the Kimmel Center or in Verizon Hall.

September 26, 2013 
Robert Cafaro, Philadelphia Orchestra Cellist

September 27, 2013
Paul Arnold, Philadelphia Orchestra Violinist

September 28, 2013
Nico Muhly, Composer, and Michael Rossi, Conductor

October 4-6, 2013 
Richard Woodhams, Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Oboe, and Cristian Măcelaru, Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Conductor

October 10-12, 2013 
Cristian Măcelaru, Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Conductor

October 17-19, 2013 
Lise de la Salle, Pianist, and Davyd Booth, Philadelphia Orchestra Violinist

October 24-26, 2013
Augustin Hadelich, Violinist, and Cristian Măcelaru, Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Conductor

October 31-November 2, 2013
Cristian Măcelaru, Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Conductor, and Guest Composers

November 7-9, 2013
Cristian Măcelaru, Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Conductor

November 14, 2013
Davyd Booth, Philadelphia Orchestra Violinist 

November 15-16, 2013
Christian Tetzlaff, Violinist, and Davyd Booth, Philadelphia Orchestra Violinist 

November 21-24, 2013
Paul Arnold, Philadelphia Orchestra Violinist 

November 29-December 1, 2013
Richard Egarr, Conductor, and Roger Wight, Philadelphia Orchestra Artistic Administrator

December 5 and 7-8, 2013
Cristian Măcelaru, Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Conductor

December 12-14, 2013
David Kim, Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster

January 10-11, 2014
Stephen Hough, Pianist, and Roger Wight, Philadelphia Orchestra Artistic Administrator

January 12, 2014 
Robin Ticciati, Conductor, and Roger Wight, Philadelphia Orchestra Artistic Administrator

January 16-18, 2014
Cristian Măcelaru, Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Conductor

January 23-24, 2014
Davyd Booth, Philadelphia Orchestra Violinist

January 30-February 1, 2014
Cristian Măcelaru, Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Conductor

February 6 & 8, 2014
Emanuel Ax, Pianist, and Paul Arnold, Philadelphia Orchestra Violinist

February 7, 2014
Paul Arnold, Philadelphia Orchestra Violinist

February 14, 2014
Ward Marston, Producer & Audio Engineer, Marston Records

February 20 & 22-23, 2014
Richard Harlow, Philadelphia Orchestra Cellist

February 28-March 1, 2014
Tommie-Waheed Evans, Philadanco Choreographer, and
Cristian Măcelaru, Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Conductor

March 6-8, 2014
Stéphane Denève, Conductor, and David Kim, Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster

March 13-15, 2014
Cristian Măcelaru, Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Conductor
**Please note that the PreConcert Conversation on Saturday, March 15, 2014 will be held in Perelman Theater

March 20-22, 2014
Cristian Măcelaru, Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Conductor

March 27-28, 2014
Tal Rosner, Video Artist, and
Jeremy Rothman, Philadelphia Orchestra Vice President of Artistic Planning

March 29, 2014
Tal Rosner, Video Artist, and Roger Wight, Philadelphia Orchestra Artistic Administrator

April 3-5, 2014
Davyd Booth, Philadelphia Orchestra Violinist 

April 11 & 13, 2014
James Ehnes, Violinist, and Juliette Kang, Philadelphia Orchestra First Associate Concertmaster 

April 12, 2014
James Ehnes, Violinist, and David Kim, Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster  

April 24-26, 2014
Cristian Măcelaru, Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Conductor
**Please note that the 1:00 PM PreConcert Conversation on Friday, April 25, 2014 will be held in the Rendell Room and the 7:00 PM PreConcert Conversation on Friday, April 25, 2014 will be held in Verizon Hall.  

May 1 & 3, 2014
Cristian Măcelaru, Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Conductor

May 8 & 10, 2014
Michael Bolton, Vice President of Community Programs, Opera Philadelphia
**Please note that the PreConcert Conversations on May 8 & 10, 2014 will be held in Verizon Hall.  

 

*Schedule may be subject to change. Future hosts will be announced later this season. 

PreConcert Conversations are supported in part by the Wells Fargo Foundation.