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October 18, 2012

Getting ready for the 2012-13 season - Principal Oboe Richard Woodhams

In this WHYY/Newsworks interview, Principal Oboe Richard Woodhams talks about the driving force behind oboes: the reed! Watch the video above to find out more, and then read the full article right here.

You can also view other musician profiles in this Newsworks series below:

October 18, 2012

Getting ready for the 2012-13 season - Acting Principal Trombone Matthew Vaughn

Acting Principal Trombone Matthew Vaughn was recently interviewed by WHYY to see how he's getting ready for the Orchestra's 2012-13 season. How does he, you ask? Find out by watching the video above, and then read the full story right here.

October 17, 2012

Back Again

Yannick speaks with Orchestra staff and volunteers who have welcomed him to the Kimmel Center for his first day of rehearsal as music director. Photo by Pete Checchia  
October 11, 2012

Special update from our college student correspondent

Welcome to the 2012-13 season at The Philadelphia Orchestra!  

My name is Amalya Lehmann and I am a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, studying musicology, cognitive science, and violin. I try to attend Philadelphia Orchestra concerts weekly, and write about eZseatU and the Orchestra's season from a college student's perspective. Today’s post is on an event that’s hopefully already on your radar!

October 03, 2012

David Kim - Behind the Scenes

David Kim Concertmaster

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? Carbondale, IL. My parents were grad students at the time at Southern Illinois University.

September 28, 2012

Scout, Snap, and Score! Contest

Take a photo and enter to win a pair of tickets to Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s opening weekend debut with The Philadelphia Orchestra, October 19-21!
August 22, 2012

Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Week Three in Review

8/15/12, Saratoga Springs: Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and the Orchestra begin their SPAC rehearsal with Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.

August 10, 2012

Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Week Two in Review

8/8/12, Saratoga Springs: Yannick greets the Orchestra before they start their first rehearsal together at SPAC.

August 09, 2012

Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Week One in Review

The Philadelphia Orchestra has performed each August at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) since the Center's founding in 1966. This year marks the Philadelphians’ 47th consecutive residency at Saratoga.

July 27, 2012

July 26 - Free Neighborhood Concert at Curtis Arboretum

7/26/12, Cheltenham: Assistant Conductor Cristian Macelaru leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture. The performance marked the Orchestra’s debut at Curtis Arboretum and also the first 2012 Free Neighborhood Concert of the weekend. Photo by Ryan Donnell