Collaborative Learning

November 01, 2016

Beyond the Stage: A Look at the Orchestra’s New HEAR Initiative

If you’re reading this in Verizon Hall, you’re eagerly looking forward to the glorious sound, the passion, and the excellent musicianship for which The Philadelphia Orchestra is justly famous.

July 05, 2016

NYO2’s Whirlwind Weekend in Philadelphia

The inaugural year of NYO2 culminated in a weekend of events in Philadelphia, July 1-3, with coachings, concerts, a mega PlayIN, and even some sightseeing.

May 02, 2016

Yo-Yo Ma Joins the Orchestra for Concerts and a PlayIN

World famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma is a frequent guest and good friend of The Philadelphia Orchestra but his appearances last week were his first subscription performances in 20 years. He joined Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève to kick off the Orchestra’s two-week celebration of the music of John Williams, performing the composer’s Cello Concerto, written specifically for him. Ma and Denève were also special guests at the Orchestra’s Cello PlayIN, where over 100 cellists from the Philadelphia region performed alongside Ma and the entire cello section of the ensemble.

April 08, 2016

Orchestra Announces HEAR, a New Portfolio of Community-Focused Collaborative Initiatives

In front of a capacity audience for its Free PopUP Concert in Verizon Hall on Thursday, April 7, Philadelphia Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore stood alongside Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and announced HEAR, a series of collaborative learning initiatives that represents the most comprehensive and dynamic community engagement in the Orchestra’s recent history.

April 08, 2016

#POPopUP!

"Welcome to our PopUP! We are here for you, Philadelphia!" —Yannick Nézet-Séguin

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.