September 2014

September 30, 2014

The 2014-15 Season Starts on a High Note

Yannick Nézet-Séguin walked on stage and raised his baton, and with the first strains of the National Anthem the audience in Verizon Hall stood. And so began The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 115th season.

September 26, 2014

Joseph Conyers - Behind the Scenes

Joseph Conyers Associate Principal Bass

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? I was born in Savannah, GA.

September 26, 2014

Cackie Rogers - In the Spotlight

A Monthly Profile of Orchestra Fans and Family

September 24, 2014

The Art of the Pipe Organ

Frederick Haas was so moved when he heard the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ breathe its first notes into Verizon Hall, he started to cry. And no wonder. Fred J. Cooper was his grandfather, a Philadelphia jeweler by trade, and a devoted organist by avocation. Haas himself is a serious organist, with a degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

September 18, 2014

Scaling New Heights as the Season Begins

If you walk by the Kimmel Center you can practically feel the excitement! Our 2014-15 season is just days away, and we’re kicking it off in fine Philadelphia style: with a keyboard star, a symphonic spectacular … and a bit of mystery thrown in for good measure.

Photo by Jessica Griffin