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January 10, 2013

Reinhard and Sue Kruse - In the Spotlight

A Monthly Series of Donor and Patron Profiles

According to Reinhard and Sue Kruse, they have done three things right in their lives: marrying their one true love; moving to Philadelphia; and buying a condo in the Academy House in Center City.

December 10, 2012

Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto: The Philadelphia Story

Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto is one of the best loved concertos in the Romantic piano literature. This past weekend’s performances by The Philadelphia Orchestra with Gianandrea Noseda conducting and Denis Matsuev as soloist were very well received, with sold-out concerts and standing ovations in Verizon Hall.

December 03, 2012

Miyo Curnow - Behind the Scenes

Miyo Curnow Violin Each month in the Orchestra’s Playbill, we are featuring one musician in a question-and-answer segment.

December 03, 2012

Stephanie Brandow - In the Spotlight

A Monthly Series of Donor and Patron Profiles

“Wow.” That’s how Stephanie Brandow, newly-named president of the Volunteer Committees for The Philadelphia Orchestra, describes her first time hearing the Orchestra. “It was remarkable—like going to Disneyland for the first time.”

November 21, 2012

Let a little Orchestra into your life on Thanksgiving Day

On Thanksgiving Day we encourage you to tune into Princeton, New Jersey’s WPRB 103.3 FM, when hosts Teri Noel Towe and Orchestra Board Member Mike Cone present 12 continuous hours of Philadelphia Orchestra recordings made between 1927 and 2012. This Orchestra programming marathon begins right at 6 AM and finishes at 6 PM—just in time for dinner!

Don't have a radio? No problem--you can also tune in through WPRB's online stream.


November 08, 2012

Stokowski's Legacy

As you may very well know by now, the Orchestra's 2012-13 season is special in more ways than one. Of course, we officially welcomed to Philadelphia our new music director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who conducted a successful Opening Weekend and second week of concerts with our incredible musicians. This weekend's concerts continue the celebration of another famous conductor in the Orchestra's history: Leopold Stokowski.

November 05, 2012

A Tale of Two Pianists

This week The Philadelphia Orchestra presents a series of concerts that, in part, are re-creations of a pair of concerts given by Leopold Stokowski and the Orchestra in December 1935. On the program this week are two pieces that Stokowski and the Orchestra performed on December 27 and 28, 1935: César Franck’s Symphony in D minor and Francis Poulenc’s Concerto in D minor for Two Pianos and Orchestra.

November 01, 2012

Lynn and Joe Manko - In the Spotlight

A Monthly Series of Donor and Patron Profiles
November 01, 2012

Yumi Kendall - Behind the Scenes

Yumi Kendall Acting Associate Principal Cello

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? St. Louis, MO

When did you join the Orchestra? September 2004.

October 31, 2012

Opening Night 2012: Yannick's debut as music director!

10/18/12, Philadelphia: (From left) Marguerite Lenfest, Gerry Lenfest, Philadelphia Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore, and Don Fox in the Kimmel Center prior to the Orchestra's 2012 Opening Night performance. Photo: Jessica Griffin