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March 01, 2016

Florida through the Eyes of a Violinist

Philadelphia Orchestra violinist Paul Arnold is also an accomplished photographer. He has graciously shared some of his photos from the Orchestra’s recent tour to Florida for the enjoyment of all our readers.

February 29, 2016

An Orchestra Debut in Key Largo

The 2016 Florida Tour closed with the Orchestra’s first-ever concert in Key Largo, on Friday, February 26. The concert was sponsored by Board Member Scott Schumacker and his wife, Cynthia, and was held at the Ocean Reef Cultural Center. Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève and the Philadelphians were once again joined by violinist James Ehnes, this time for a performance of the Beethoven Concerto. The remainder of the program was Berlioz’s Overture to Beatrice and Benedict and excerpts from Mendelssohn’s Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

February 26, 2016

Bienvenidos a Miami!

The Orchestra traveled to Miami for the next leg of the 2016 Florida Tour. Stéphane Denève led a concert at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County’s Knight Concert Hall on Thursday, February 25. Earlier that day he led a workshop for the Leaders Orchestra of Miami Music Project (MMP) at Citrus Grove Middle School.

Denève leads the Miami Music Project students in a rehearsal featuring the third and fourth movements of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.

February 25, 2016

West Palm Beach Welcomes the Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra performed two concerts under the direction of Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève in West Palm Beach at the Kravis Center, Tuesday evening, February 23, and Wednesday afternoon, February 24. They also held a rehearsal Wednesday morning, which included James Ehnes and the Beethoven Violin Concerto, which will be performed later on the tour.

Denève, Ehnes, and the Orchestra perform Sibelius’s Concerto to close the first half of Tuesday’s concert.

February 23, 2016

Having a Wonderful Time … Wish You Were Here

Lucky Florida music lovers! After three years away, the Fabulous Philadelphians are on tour in South Florida, under the direction of Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève. For everyone not making the trip, this blog post is designed to help you enjoy the visit vicariously, while winter gradually relinquishes its grip on the City of Brotherly Love.

August 27, 2015

Saratoga 2015 - Week Three

The final full week of the Orchestra’s residency at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center began on Wednesday, August 19. Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin returned to Saratoga to lead all four concerts, joined by Concertmaster David Kim, pianist Beatrice Rana, and violinist Joshua Bell. Here, violinist Paul Arnold warms up onstage before an open rehearsal the morning of Wednesday, August 19.

August 17, 2015

Saratoga 2015 - Week Two

Following a successful week one of residency at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), the Philadelphia Orchestra’s second week of concerts kicked off with Conductor-in-Residence Cristian Măcelaru leading an All-Beethoven program on Wednesday, August 12, featuring Emanuel Ax performing the composer’s Third Piano Concerto. Also on the program were Beethoven's Overture from Coriolan and his Third Symphony, "Eroica." 

August 11, 2015

Saratoga 2015 - Week One

The Philadelphia Orchestra has performed each August at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) since the Center's founding in 1966. This year marks the Philadelphians’ 49th consecutive residency at Saratoga.

July 17, 2015

Bravo! Vail 2015: Musicians on the Move

When they aren’t rehearsing or performing, our musicians can be found taking advantage of Vail’s natural beauty and participating in the vibrancy of the region, through hiking, biking, and more! After nine years of summer residencies here, there’s still so much to see and do. Where will our musicians be spotted next?

July 13, 2015

Bravo! Vail 2015: July 10-13

The Philadelphia Orchestra kicked off its 2015 Bravo! Vail festival residency last week with an Opening Night concert featuring Conductor-in-Residence Cristian Măcelaru and pianist Garrick Ohlsson. Here, Cristi leads rehearsal at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater the morning of Friday, July 10. 

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