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February 05, 2015

An Exploration of the Philadelphia Sound - The Philadelphia Orchestra Announces its 2015-16 Season

The inimitable Philadelphia Sound! We all know it and love it. For over 100 years it has captivated audiences around the globe and attracted the world’s most accomplished composers, soloists, and guest conductors—from Rachmaninoff, Sibelius, and Stravinsky to James Levine, Yo-Yo Ma, Lang Lang, and John Williams. And in the 2015-16 season it will be center stage as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, in his fourth year as music director, leads the Philadelphians on a journey through works that have helped make that Sound so famous.

February 05, 2015

Beyond the Baton

A Q&A with Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Photo by Chris Lee

From the January 2015 Playbill

This month Yannick talks about Turnage’s Piano Concerto.

February 04, 2015

Dan Ahearn, Jr. - In the Spotlight

A Monthly Profile of Orchestra Fans and Family

Everyone profiled on this page has a great “first time at the Orchestra” story, but Dan Ahearn, Jr.—who’s been managing the Box Office since the Kimmel Center opened in 2001—has an especially good one. He was about nine or 10 years old, attending one of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Family Concerts with two of his younger brothers, when they got in a bit of trouble.

February 04, 2015

Robert Cafaro - 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? In New York City.

What piece of music could you play over and over again? All of the unaccompanied cello suites by J.S. Bach.What is your most treasured possession? 

December 31, 2014

Jennifer Montone - Behind the Scenes

Jennifer Montone Principal Horn

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 Fairfax, VA.

December 04, 2014

Soul of a City - The Philadelphia Orchestra Takes Listeners on a Musical Tour of St. Petersburg

The Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg

December 03, 2014

Blair Bollinger - Behind the Scenes

Blair Bollinger Bass Trombone

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 Rochester, PA.

November 06, 2014

Juliette Kang - Behind the Scenes

Juliette Kang First Associate 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? I was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

What piece of music could you play over and over again? Anything by Mozart in E-flat major.

November 06, 2014

Tom Kerrigan - In the Spotlight

A Monthly Profile of Orchestra Fans and Family

If you’re a regular at Orchestra concerts, you have certainly seen Tom Kerrigan. He’s the friendly guy in the black tuxedo—formal even on Saturday mornings—standing under the Kimmel Center’s glass dome outside the entrances to Verizon Hall, directing traffic around Commonwealth Plaza, addressing ticket issues, making sure everything runs smoothly.

September 26, 2014

Joseph Conyers - Behind the Scenes

Joseph Conyers Associate Principal Bass

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 Savannah, GA.

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