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February 05, 2015

Beyond the Baton

A Q&A with Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Photo by Chris Lee

From the February 2015 Playbill

This month Yannick talks about Debussy’s La Mer.

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.

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.

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.

April 02, 2014

Ricardo Morales - Behind the Scenes

Ricardo Morales Principal Clarinet

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? San Juan, Puerto Rico.

What piece of music could you play over and over again? Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances.

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