August 2017

August 30, 2017

Getting to know: The Philadelphia Orchestra’s newest musicians!

We recently announced four new musicians who will be joining the roster in the 2017-18 season. Since you will be seeing them on stage and around town, here are some fun facts so you can get to know each of them! And visit our Orchestra roster page to read their full biographies. 

 

August 19, 2017

From Shanghai to Saratoga: Shanghai Philharmonic Joins Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC

As part of our commitment to cultural diplomacy, a group of eight musicians from the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) joined The Philadelphia Orchestra during the third week of our annual residency at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC).

The week focused on peer-to-peer learning, including one-on-one coaching with Philadelphia Orchestra musicians, side-by-side rehearsals, and a chamber performance at the Northshire Bookstore.

 

August 16, 2017

A Cello-bration: Cellists perform with Yo-Yo Ma during PlayIN at SPAC

"Music is the connective tissue. It expands our imagination. It’s a magical thing. And these PlayINs are exactly what’s needed.”Yo-Yo Ma during the cello PlayIN at SPAC on August 9

Last week more than 90 cellists of all ages joined the legendary Yo-Yo Ma on stage at Saratoga Performing Arts Center for one of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s signature PlayINs. Check out what some of the participants had to say about the experience.