September 2013

September 30, 2013

Sawallisch Honored in WHYY Special, October 8

The Orchestra has joined with partner WHYY-TV on a special production, Sawallisch: The Philadelphia Orchestra Tribute, honoring late Music Director Wolfgang Sawallisch, who led the acclaimed ensemble from 1993 to 2003. This one-hour program airs Tuesday, October 8, at 8:00 PM during WHYY-TV’s Fall Arts premiere week. 

September 23, 2013

Join the Orchestra for Opening Night

Yannick Nézet-Séguin will be there. Anne-Sophie Mutter will be there. The musicians known as the Fabulous Philadelphians will be there.

Will you?

September 19, 2013

Richard Woodhams - Behind the Scenes

 

Richard Woodhams Principal Oboe

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? Palo Alto, CA.

 What piece of music could you play over and over again? Gurrelieder by Arnold Schoenberg.

September 19, 2013

Dr. Louis Keeler - In the Spotlight

A Monthly Series of Donor and Patron Profiles

Longtime Philadelphia Orchestra subscriber Dr. Louis Keeler had recently switched his series from Thursday evenings to Friday afternoons and was enjoying a matinee performance of Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 (“It was a great performance that day,” he remembers) when he observed something troubling: He didn’t see any young people in the audience.

September 12, 2013

Yannick and the Orchestra Release First Recording on Deutsche Grammophon

Clear some room on your iPod and on your CD shelves because the Orchestra's first studio album in more than 15 years is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, September 24.

September 11, 2013

Orchestra Launches a Mobile App

“There’s an app for that” now rings true for us—we’ve launched an app that allows our fans and followers to browse our upcoming season and more from mobile phones and tablets. Among the features of the app, visitors can purchase tickets for individual performances or watch Orchestra videos, such as this one of Yannick discussing the guest conductors and soloists that will appear during the 2013-14 season.