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March 31, 2015

Beyond the Baton

A Q&A with Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Photo by Chris Lee

From the April/May 2015 Playbill

This month Yannick talks about Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1.

March 31, 2015

Choong-Jin Chang - 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 Seoul, Korea.

What piece of music could you play over and over again? Anything by J.S. Bach.

March 26, 2015

A Close Encounter with Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève

Stéphane Denève chuckles when he remembers the “bad joke” he told at the recent Valentine’s concert with The Philadelphia Orchestra. He was explaining his title, principal guest conductor, and he told the audience, “I’m not married to the Orchestra, but I get to be the principal lover.” (Well, it was Valentine’s Day. And did we mention he’s French?)

Photo by Jessica Griffin

March 04, 2015

Carol Jantsch - 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 Lorain, Ohio.

What is your most treasured possession? Do cats count? Oreo and Milkshake would probably take issue with that wording, and debate on exactly who is in possession of whom.

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 31, 2014

Making the Music Soar--Behind the Scenes with Cirque de la Symphonie

“How do they do that?!?!” It’s a question sure to be on the lips of everyone fortunate enough to be in Verizon Hall on Saturday and Sunday, when Cirque de la Symphonie makes a triumphal return engagement with The Philadelphia Orchestra.

December 19, 2014

Jennifer Montone: A Young Woman with a Horn

It’s considered bad form to “toot one’s own horn” … unless of course that’s your job. And it’s a job that our principal horn, Jennifer Montone, performs exquisitely, as will be abundantly apparent to all those fortunate enough to be in Verizon Hall January 8, 9, or 10. With former Music Director Christoph Eschenbach on the podium, Jennifer will solo in Richard Strauss’s majestic Horn Concerto No. 1.

December 03, 2014

Tina Wells - In The Spotlight

A Monthly Profile of Orchestra Fans and Family

How do you attract a younger audience to classical music concerts? Consult “The Millennial Whisperer,” of course! That’s what the business magazine Fast Company dubbed 34-year-old Tina Wells, CEO and founder of Buzz Marketing Group and member of the Board of The Philadelphia Orchestra Association since 2008.

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.

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