Musician Profile

October 23, 2012

Getting ready for the 2012-13 season - Acting Associate Principal Cello Yumi Kendall

What makes a Philadelphia Orchestra performance special? The legendary "Philadelphia Sound," for one, but for our musicians it can also be the concert dress that them add extra shine or depth to their personal concert experience. That's exactly what Acting Associate Principal Cello Yumi Kendall highlights in this Newsworks profile--read her full story on the Newsworks website, and see how other Orchestra musicians are preparing for the 2012-13 season:

October 23, 2012

Getting ready for the 2012-13 season - Principal Bassoon Daniel Matsukawa

In addition to holding the position of principal bassoon with the Orchestra, Daniel Matsukawa teaches at Temple University and the Curtis Institute of Music. With little downtime and a need to warm up his instrument on the fly, he's come up with a cool way of "killing five birds with one stone." Watch the video above to find out how, read the full Newsworks story for more, and see how other Orchestra musicians are getting ready for the 2012-13 season:

October 19, 2012

Getting ready for the 2012-13 season - Associate Principal Timpani and section percussionist Angela Zator Nelson

Angela Zator Nelson, associate principal timpani and section percussion, shows how she gets the sounds she wants from a timpani with mallets she makes herself. You can read the full Newsworks article and view WHYY's other musician profiles in this series below:

Acting Associate Principal Cello Yumi Kendall

October 18, 2012

Getting ready for the 2012-13 season - Principal Oboe Richard Woodhams

In this WHYY/Newsworks interview, Principal Oboe Richard Woodhams talks about the driving force behind oboes: the reed! Watch the video above to find out more, and then read the full article right here.

You can also view other musician profiles in this Newsworks series below:

October 18, 2012

Getting ready for the 2012-13 season - Acting Principal Trombone Matthew Vaughn

Acting Principal Trombone Matthew Vaughn was recently interviewed by WHYY to see how he's getting ready for the Orchestra's 2012-13 season. How does he, you ask? Find out by watching the video above, and then read the full story right here.