July 2014

July 23, 2014

Orchestra Members Ready to Take Classical Mystery Tour

The Orchestra’s co-principal bassoon, Mark Gigliotti, remembers the first time he heard a Beatles song. He was with his parents, on their way to New York, when “She Loves You” came over the car radio. Principal Horn Jennifer Montone played “Eleanor Rigby” in her high school marching band. Trumpet player Robert Earley said he grew up on Beatles music and it provides the soundtrack to great memories of his childhood.

Love em, hate em, or just feel meh about them, the Beatles changed the course of popular music.

July 17, 2014

Four More Years with Bravo! Vail Festival

Bravo! Vail. Bravo Philadelphia!

Yannick and the Orchestra acknowledge the applause of the Bravo! Vail audience following a concert during the residency. Photo by Zach Mahone

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Bravo! Vail, which NPR recently cited as a Top 10 “Can’t Miss” classical musical festival in the United States, have extended their partnership through the summer of 2018.