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November 30, 2016

La Ville Lumière: The Philadelphia Orchestra Honors the French Capital with a Three-week Festival

“A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life,” Thomas Jefferson wrote some 250 years ago. Much later, James Thurber would call the city “a vast university of art, literature and music … a post-graduate course in Everything.” Novelist Laurence Durrell marveled at “the restless metaphysical curiosity, the tenderness of good living and the passionate individualism.”

The Eiffel Tower in Paris

November 30, 2016

Beyond the Baton

A Q&A with Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Photo by Chris Lee

From the December 2016 Playbill

This Month Yannick Talks about Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 4.

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 30, 2016

Susan Price: In the Spotlight

A Monthly Profile of Orchestra Fans and Family

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.

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.

November 01, 2016

Lisa Yakulis: In the Spotlight

A Monthly Profile of Orchestra Fans and Family

Lisa Yakulis, the new president of the Orchestra Volunteer Committees, may hail from Wisconsin, but she’s a lifelong Philadelphia Orchestra fan. Her first experience hearing the Philadelphians live—when she was a college student in the ’80s, and the Orchestra was still playing in the Academy of Music—was unforgettable. 

September 20, 2016

Yannick Looks Forward: With Four Amazing Seasons Behind Him, an Enticing Decade Beckons

When The Philadelphia Orchestra announced in 2010 that it had named a 35-year-old French Canadian with relatively little name recognition in the United States as its new music director, the world could not have anticipated the extent to which this podium dynamo would vitalize the Orchestra and transform the very nature of a music director’s relationship to his or her community.

Photo by Chris Lee

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.

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