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October 07, 2019

Inspirations: Juliette Kang

Our next playlist in our Inspirations series showcases an inside look at the music that inspires First Associate Concertmaster Juliette Kang! For more playlists from artists in our WomenNOW series, be sure to follow The Philadelphia Orchestra on Spotify!

October 03, 2019

Introducing Inspirations: Playlists by Women Artists Featured in the WomenNOW Series

As part of its ongoing commitment to strengthening the role of women in classical music, and to showcase how #WomenRockClassical, The Philadelphia Orchestra has launched its first-ever playlist series on Spotify, as part of WomenNOW, the Orchestra’s season-long celebration of women in classical music. Each playlist in the Inspirations series will be curated by a female artist prominently featured in the Orchestra’s 201920 season.

October 02, 2019

Beyond the Baton

A Q&A with Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Photo by Chris Lee

From the October 2019 Playbill

This Month Yannick Talks about Mahler’s Symphony No. 5.

October 02, 2019

Michelle Zwi - In the Spotlight

A Monthly Profile of Orchestra Fans and Family

October 02, 2019

Elina Kalendarova - 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 Tashkent, USSR.

What piece of music could you hear over and over again? Brahms’s Symphony No. 1.

What is your most treasured possession? My family. 

September 26, 2019

The “Philadelphia Sound” and the “Sound of Philadelphia” Honored on Walk of Fame

On October 22 The Philadelphia Orchestra will be honored with a plaque on the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame. Sponsored by the Philadelphia Music Alliance and located on the South Broad Street Avenue of the Arts, the Walk of Fame features 147 sidewalk plaques that honor the legacy of the city’s greatest musical artists, ensembles, songwriters, producers, disc jockeys, and music-industry figures. Three of the Orchestra’s music directors—Leopold Stokowski, Eugene Ormandy, and Riccardo Muti—currently have plaques on the Walk of Fame; this year the Orchestra receives one as an ensemble.

September 23, 2019

Clara Schumann Letters Discovered in Orchestra Archives

The musical world recently celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of Clara Wieck Schumann (1819–96), the German concert pianist/composer whose remarkable career spanned much of the 19th century. While known to many primarily as the wife of the great Romantic composer Robert Schumann (1810–56), Clara was an important musician in her own right. She was a well-known concert pianist before she met Robert and had a successful performing and teaching career for many years after his death.

September 17, 2019

Christine Lim - 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 Seoul, South Korea.

What piece of music could you hear over and over again? Brahms’s Symphony No. 1.

What is your most treasured possession? My soulful phone. 

September 10, 2019

WomenNOW

In the 2019–20 season, a woman’s place is on The Philadelphia Orchestra’s stages, leading from the podium, performing in the spotlight, and commanding the repertoire.

Ravel. Bartók. Frank.

Gabriela Lena Frank remembers well what it was like, as a young composer, to have one of her pieces paired with the work of musical giants.

July 31, 2019

More than Just a Summer Camp

“Yes! Yes! That’s it. That’s the sound!”

Philadelphia Orchestra Acting Associate Principal Bass Joseph Conyers has his arms in the air, body arched, feet lifting off the floor as he exuberantly conducts a string ensemble at the Mann Center. The group before him is a welcome sight: young musicians from the Philadelphia region who are taking part in the inaugural All City Orchestra Summer Academy (ACOSA).

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