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September 10, 2018

A Labor of Love

When introducing her work, Above Lighta Conversation with Tōru Takemitsu, Xi Wang described hearing her music as “seeing my own child.” The development of a composition is indeed a labor of love, and the Showcase for Works by Women Composers, held by The Philadelphia Orchestra on September 6, provided an opportunity for Wang and five other composers to see their pieces come to life in a collaborative working session.

September 04, 2018

Writing the Next Illustrious Chapter: An Interview with Matías Tarnopolsky

Ask Matías Tarnopolsky why he came to Philadelphia as the Orchestra’s new president and CEO, and he’s off and running, presto and molto espressivo.

 

Matías Tarnopolsky (far left) with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Board Chairman Richard B. Worley. Photo: Jessica Griffin

September 04, 2018

Joseph and Lynn Manko to Receive Philadelphia Orchestra Award

At the 2018 Opening Night Concert, The Philadelphia Orchestra Award will be presented to Joseph M. Manko, Sr., and the late Lynn K. Manko for their outstanding volunteer leadership, philanthropy, and advocacy in support of The Philadelphia Orchestra. The Award is given by the Board of Directors to one or more persons in the Orchestra family of Board members, volunteers, musicians, staff, and friends, or to an organization that has made exemplary contributions to The Philadelphia Orchestra Association.

August 06, 2018

A Tribute to H.F. Gerry Lenfest

Just as H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest was a generous philanthropist and inspirational leader to so many important nonprofit organizations in Philadelphia, so was he, too, to The Philadelphia Orchestra. He and his lovely wife, Marguerite, were long-term subscribers to the Orchestra, regularly attending concerts and special events at the Academy of Music and the Kimmel Center.

August 02, 2018

Hymn for the World: Hannibal’s Journey as Music Alive Composer-in-Residence

As much as Hannibal Lokumbe is a composer, one might define him more as a translator. He probes into the human experience and shares profound truths through his music and poetry. He searches into the past, specifically that of the African-American experience, and brings the stories he finds into the present. He serves as the conduit for personal stories and brings healing in places with little hope.

July 09, 2018

Steve Reineke on Conducting Film Scores

This summer, The Philadelphia Orchestra goes to the movies, performing the scores to five unforgettable films with equally as memorable scores.

July 06, 2018

Congratulations, All-City Orchestra Fellow Seniors!

The Philadelphia Orchestra is proud to be the lead artistic partner for the School District of Philadelphia’s All-City Orchestra. In addition to Orchestra musicians conducting the All-City Orchestra rehearsals and participating in side-by-side rehearsals with All-City Orchestra musicians, The Philadelphia Orchestra presents the annual All-City Concert in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center.

June 07, 2018

2018 Europe and Israel, June 6-7: Tel Aviv—Netivot—Lod

Most of the Orchestra musicians returned home on the 6th, but a few stayed behind for the final residency activities. Musicians waited on the bus for the trip to Ben Gurion International Airport. Photo by Jan Regan

The luggage was packed and ready to go. Photo by Jan Regan

June 06, 2018

2018 Europe and Israel, June 5: Jerusalem

Philadelphia Orchestra musicians gave master classes today at both the Jerusalem Music Centre and the Jerusalem Conservatory Hassadna. There was also a panel discussion on cultural diplomacy and the final full Orchestra concert of the tour.

 

Horn player Ernesto Tovar Torres instructs a student during his master class at the Jerusalem Music Centre. Photo by Jan Regan

June 05, 2018

2018 Europe and Israel, June 4: Tel Aviv

There were a number of residency activities today: a side-by-side concert with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic and numerous master classes, both involving the participation of students from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music. Founded in 2005 as a unique partnership between Tel Aviv University and the Israel Philharmonic, the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music trains outstanding young musicians and prepares them for professional careers.

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