December 2014

December 31, 2014

Jennifer Montone - Behind the Scenes

Jennifer Montone Principal Horn

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 Fairfax, VA.

December 31, 2014

Making the Music Soar--Behind the Scenes with Cirque de la Symphonie

“How do they do that?!?!” It’s a question sure to be on the lips of everyone fortunate enough to be in Verizon Hall on Saturday and Sunday, when Cirque de la Symphonie makes a triumphal return engagement with The Philadelphia Orchestra.

December 19, 2014

Jennifer Montone: A Young Woman with a Horn

It’s considered bad form to “toot one’s own horn” … unless of course that’s your job. And it’s a job that our principal horn, Jennifer Montone, performs exquisitely, as will be abundantly apparent to all those fortunate enough to be in Verizon Hall January 8, 9, or 10. With former Music Director Christoph Eschenbach on the podium, Jennifer will solo in Richard Strauss’s majestic Horn Concerto No. 1.

December 08, 2014

Bramwell Tovey—Our Man for the Season

If we didn’t know better, we’d say he’s Jolly Old St. Nick himself! The multi-talented Bramwell Tovey (a Grammy-winning conductor, composer, pianist, narrator) returns to Philadelphia to ensure we’re all getting into the holiday spirit.

Tovey is making his subscription debut, conducting a stunning set of concerts. He’s once again presenting the Glorious Sound of Christmas, he’ll lead our SingIN at the historic Grace Baptist Church of Germantown, and in his spare time, he’ll be dropping in at Shriner’s Hospital for Children to spread holiday cheer.

December 04, 2014

Soul of a City - The Philadelphia Orchestra Takes Listeners on a Musical Tour of St. Petersburg

The Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg

December 03, 2014

Tina Wells - In The Spotlight

A Monthly Profile of Orchestra Fans and Family

How do you attract a younger audience to classical music concerts? Consult “The Millennial Whisperer,” of course! That’s what the business magazine Fast Company dubbed 34-year-old Tina Wells, CEO and founder of Buzz Marketing Group and member of the Board of The Philadelphia Orchestra Association since 2008.

December 03, 2014

Blair Bollinger - Behind the Scenes

Blair Bollinger Bass Trombone

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 Rochester, PA.

December 03, 2014

Orchestra Gives Thanks with Free Concert

It was a full house of fun at the Orchestra’s Free Concert for Giving Tuesday. Yannick and the Orchestra performed seasonal favorites along with other popular and varied pieces; some audience members got to “Conduct the PO”; while others joined the musicians onstage for a sleigh bell-fueled version of Sleigh Ride. Concertgoers also generously donated items for the Cradles to Crayons winter clothing drive organized by the Kimmel Center and its resident companies.