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April 08, 2016

Beyond the Baton

A Q&A with Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Photo by Chris Lee

From the April/May 2016 Playbill

This Month Yannick Talks about Weill's Symphony No. 2, Prokofiev's Symphony No. 7, and Mahler's Symphony No. 10.

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.

February 29, 2016

Jeffrey Khaner - 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.

Jeffrey Khaner holds the Paul and Barbara Henkels Chair.

Where were you born? In Montreal.

December 31, 2015

Henry Scott - 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 Dorothy, New Jersey.

What piece of music could you play over and over again? None. I enjoy coming back to a great piece of music I love, rather than playing it over and over.

December 02, 2015

Mei Ching Huang - 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 Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

What piece of music could you play over and over again? Stephen Foster’s “Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair,” arranged by Jascha Heifetz.

November 02, 2015

Jeffrey Curnow - 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 Wilmington, Delaware.

What piece of music could you play over and over again? Well, see, that’s the problem. I’m playing these pieces over and over again.

September 29, 2015

Barbara Govatos - 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 Wilmington, Delaware.

What piece of music could you play over and over again? Strauss’s Don Juan and Bartók’s Divertimento for strings.

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.

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