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October 07, 2019

Inspirations: Juliette Kang

Our next playlist in our Inspirations series showcases an inside look at the music that inspires First Associate Concertmaster Juliette Kang! For more playlists from artists in our WomenNOW series, be sure to follow The Philadelphia Orchestra on Spotify!

September 26, 2019

The “Philadelphia Sound” and the “Sound of Philadelphia” Honored on Walk of Fame

On October 22 The Philadelphia Orchestra will be honored with a plaque on the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame. Sponsored by the Philadelphia Music Alliance and located on the South Broad Street Avenue of the Arts, the Walk of Fame features 147 sidewalk plaques that honor the legacy of the city’s greatest musical artists, ensembles, songwriters, producers, disc jockeys, and music-industry figures. Three of the Orchestra’s music directors—Leopold Stokowski, Eugene Ormandy, and Riccardo Muti—currently have plaques on the Walk of Fame; this year the Orchestra receives one as an ensemble.

September 23, 2019

Clara Schumann Letters Discovered in Orchestra Archives

The musical world recently celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of Clara Wieck Schumann (1819–96), the German concert pianist/composer whose remarkable career spanned much of the 19th century. While known to many primarily as the wife of the great Romantic composer Robert Schumann (1810–56), Clara was an important musician in her own right. She was a well-known concert pianist before she met Robert and had a successful performing and teaching career for many years after his death.

July 31, 2019

More than Just a Summer Camp

“Yes! Yes! That’s it. That’s the sound!”

Philadelphia Orchestra Acting Associate Principal Bass Joseph Conyers has his arms in the air, body arched, feet lifting off the floor as he exuberantly conducts a string ensemble at the Mann Center. The group before him is a welcome sight: young musicians from the Philadelphia region who are taking part in the inaugural All City Orchestra Summer Academy (ACOSA).

July 03, 2019

Get to Know Conductor Gemma New

Conductor Gemma New, recently named principal guest conductor of the Dallas Symphony, is in the midst of a meteoric rise in the classical music world, having made recent debuts with the New York Philharmonic and the San Francisco and Detroit symphonies, among others. She adds The Philadelphia Orchestra to that list on July 24 when she makes her debut at the Mann Center with Voyage to the Moon: A 50th Anniversary Concert.

April 26, 2019

China: Then and Now—The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Evolving Role

Culture and sports have long been purposeful elements in Chinese diplomacy and US- China relations. A few examples:

March 07, 2019

Past as Present: The Philadelphia Orchestra Announces a Season-long Focus on Equality, Justice, and Magnificent Music

Music communicates and unifies. And its non-verbal elements can transform us in ways that are difficult to articulate.

January 03, 2019

Hannibal’s Oasis of Inspiration

“I love you, babies.”

“We love you, Mr. Hannibal.”

It’s a familiar farewell between students at Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy and Music Alive Composer-in-Residence Hannibal.

Hannibal describes the school, located in Camden, NJ, as an “oasis.” He recently met with members of the jazz band to discuss his new work for The Philadelphia Orchestra, Healing Tones––the text of which they helped to inspire.

January 03, 2019

Schoolhouse Classical: The Philadelphia Orchestra Gives Back

It’s no secret that The Philadelphia Orchestra spends a lot of time away from Verizon Hall. Every summer it heads to the Mann Center, Vail, and Saratoga. There are regular visits to New York’s Carnegie Hall and community concerts around Philadelphia, plus frequent overseas tours.

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