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April 03, 2018

Beyond the Baton

A Q&A with Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Photo by Chris Lee

From the April/May 2018 Playbill

This Month Yannick Talks about His Friendship with Pianist Hélène Grimaud.

January 03, 2018

Erica Peel - Behind the Scenes

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 Miami, FL, but I grew up in New Jersey. 

What piece of music could you play over and over again? Meditation from Thaïs by Jules Massenet.

December 05, 2017

Jeoung-Yin Kim - Behind the Scenes

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 Japan, but I grew up in Korea. 

What piece of music could you play over and over again? Bach’s Chaconne.

November 30, 2016

Socrates Villegas - Behind the Scenes

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 Coyotepec, Mexico.

What piece of music could you play over and over again? The Overture to The Queen of Spades by Franz von Suppé.

November 01, 2016

Priscilla Lee - Behind the Scenes

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 Fullerton, CA.

What’s your most treasured possession? A cello and a bow, not necessarily mine. Any would do.

October 17, 2016

Cannons in the Kimmel?

How do you fire off a cannon inside Verizon Hall without hurting anybody? You need the cannon, of course, for Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, a highlight of this week’s very Russian concerts, which also include Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 featuring Denis Kozhukhin. The performances are led by Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève.

September 20, 2016

Kimberly Fisher - Behind the Scenes

Each month in the Orchestra’s Playbill, we feature one musician in a question-and-answer segment. Below is that feature in its entirety.

Kimberly Fisher holds the Peter A. Benoliel Chair.

Where were you born? I was born in Traverse City, MI.

April 04, 2016

Don Liuzzi - Behind the Scenes

Each month in the Orchestra’s Playbill, we feature one musician in a question-and-answer segment. Below is that feature in its entirety.

Don Liuzzi holds the Dwight V. Dowley Chair.

Where were you born? In Weymouth, Massachusetts.

What piece of music could you play over and over again? Respighi’s The Pines of Rome.

March 21, 2016

Side-by-Side with the All-City Orchestra

Under the baton of guest conductor Damon Gupton, The Philadelphia Orchestra and the All-City High School Orchestra sat side-by-side for a special collaborative learning experience this past Saturday, March 19. The rehearsal, part of the Orchestra's deepened partnership with the School District of Philadelphia and the All-City Orchestra, sat developing musicians alongside their professional counterparts for one-on-one coaching. Together, the students and Philadelphians performed Copland's "Hoe Down," the first movement from Dvořák's Symphony No.

March 02, 2016

All-City Music Festival Celebrates Music Education in Philadelphia

The All-City High School Music Festival brought more than 400 students from 30 of the School District of Philadelphia’s schools to the Verizon Hall stage on Tuesday, March 1. The concert featured the All-City Band, conducted by Dr. Wesley J. Broadax; Choir, conducted by Dorina C. Morrow; and Orchestra, conducted by Philadelphia Orchestra Assistant Principal Bass Joseph Conyers. The finale, a world premiere work by Philadelphia’s own John B Hedges, featured all three ensembles onstage together and was conducted by Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

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