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March 04, 2015

Edward Tracy - In the Spotlight

A Monthly Profile of Orchestra Fans and Family

As President and CEO of Sands China Ltd., Edward Tracy runs one of the largest integrated resorts in the world—the Venetian Macao—and sees a lot of big-name entertainment, from movie premieres to sporting events to rock concerts. And out there, amidst all that glitter and glitz of the “Las Vegas of the East,” what is he especially looking forward to? “Seeing The Philadelphia Orchestra again,” says Tracy, who was recently named one of the “Best-Performing CEOs in the World” by the Harvard Business Review.

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.

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

Cackie Rogers - In the Spotlight

A Monthly Profile of Orchestra Fans and Family

March 03, 2014

Leon and Elsa Malmud - In the Spotlight

A Monthly Series of Donor and Patron Profiles

January 01, 2014

In the Spotlight - January 2014

A Monthly Series of Donor and Patron Profiles

Yuming Chiu is going places. He can see his future: There’s a big job. Community engagement. Board directorships. Involvement in the arts. “My entire life I have been really passionate for music,” he says. “As a kid I dreamed of becoming the president and CEO of the L.A. Philharmonic.”

December 03, 2013

Bill and Judy Scheide - In the Spotlight

A Monthly Series of Donor and Patron Profiles

November 06, 2013

Claudia and Richard Bladerston - In the Spotlight

A Monthly Series of Donor and Patron Profiles

Don’t ask Claudia Balderston about her first encounter with The Philadelphia Orchestra. The Philadelphians have been in her world for so long, she can’t recall life without them. “I don’t remember!” she insists. “The Orchestra has always been a part of our lives. We’ve been subscription holders forever.”

September 19, 2013

Dr. Louis Keeler - In the Spotlight

A Monthly Series of Donor and Patron Profiles

Longtime Philadelphia Orchestra subscriber Dr. Louis Keeler had recently switched his series from Thursday evenings to Friday afternoons and was enjoying a matinee performance of Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 (“It was a great performance that day,” he remembers) when he observed something troubling: He didn’t see any young people in the audience.

April 04, 2013

Kristen Phillips and Matt Schreck - In the Spotlight

A Monthly Series of Donor and Patron Profiles

When Yannick Nézet-Séguin made his first subscription concert appearances as music director of The Philadelphia Orchestra—leading performances of Verdi’s Requiem—the ovations were resounding. Raves poured in. When he led the work the following week for his Carnegie Hall debut, the New York Times described it as “a heaven-storming performance” that had “thoroughly … won over the audience.” The critics weren’t the only ones impressed. 

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