October 2015

October 21, 2015

Putting It in Perspective: The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2015 Annual Meeting

The words “annual meeting” in most organizations constitute a review of the events of the past 12 months. It is necessarily a much broader review when you are The Philadelphia Orchestra and you are only a few years removed from what will long be remembered as our nadir—a declaration of bankruptcy.

October 16, 2015

Music Saved Me: Hannibal and One Land, One River, One People, a Philadelphia Orchestra World Premiere

How did Hannibal Lokumbe get from the cotton fields of segregated 1950s Texas to the concert halls of the world? (Including, on November 13-15, Verizon Hall, for the world premiere of his new “spiritatorio” as he has named it, One Land, One River, One People, commissioned by The Philadelphia Orchestra.)

October 15, 2015

Bravo Yannick!

The prestigious classical music industry bible, Musical America, has just named Yannick 2016 Artist of the Year. Not only does this put our beloved music director in the company of such previous honorees as Leonard