July 2015

July 24, 2015

Pope Francis’s Favorite Pieces of Classical Music

We love getting to know a bit more about the pope, including what are some of his favorite classical music works. He’ll get to hear the Orchestra this September when the Fabulous Philadelphians play for him at the Festival of Families and during the Papal Mass.

Photo: Korean Culture and Information Service—Jeon Han

July 17, 2015

Bravo! Vail 2015: Musicians on the Move

When they aren’t rehearsing or performing, our musicians can be found taking advantage of Vail’s natural beauty and participating in the vibrancy of the region, through hiking, biking, and more! After nine years of summer residencies here, there’s still so much to see and do. Where will our musicians be spotted next?

July 13, 2015

Bravo! Vail 2015: July 10-13

The Philadelphia Orchestra kicked off its 2015 Bravo! Vail festival residency last week with an Opening Night concert featuring Conductor-in-Residence Cristian Măcelaru and pianist Garrick Ohlsson. Here, Cristi leads rehearsal at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater the morning of Friday, July 10. 

July 09, 2015

NYO2: Spreading Philly Roots

The Philadelphia Orchestra is well known for its deep involvement in its home communityand around the world. From programs in the Philadelphia school district, to PlayINs, free POPUp concerts, side-by-sides, residencies, and many similar activities, the Orchestra works hard to realize its firm belief in giving back to the people of the Delaware Valley. Now, thanks to a new partnership with Carnegie Hall, that commitment can expand nationwide, at the same time enhancing opportunities for Philadelphians.

July 08, 2015

More than Just a Concert: the Fabulous Philadelphians Honored to Take Part in Papal Visit

“To play for Pope Francis, and in service to the events celebrating his generous visit to our city, is a high honor for everyone associated with The Philadelphia Orchestra.”

That’s how Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore describes the world-famous ensemble’s participation in two events during this fall’s first-ever visit to Philadelphia by Pope Francis.