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May 24, 2018

2018 Europe and Israel, May 23-24: Brussels

Many musicians took advantage of a free day by traveling to Bruges, only an hour by train from Brussels. (L to r) Violinist Elina Kalendarova, horn player Shelley Showers, Co-Principal Bassoon Mark Gigliotti, contrabassoonist Holly Blake, and Associate Principal Percussion Anthony Orlando enjoy a break from sightseeing at a café in the central Markt. Photo by Jan Regan

May 23, 2018

2018 Europe and Israel, May 21-22: Philadelphia—Newark—Brussels

Following a highly successful 2015 European tour, The Philadelphia Orchestra embarked on its 2018 Tour of Europe and Israel on May 21. The itinerary in Europe is jam-packed, with eight concerts in six cities, including debut performances at the Jean Nouvel-designed Philharmonie de Paris and the Herzog & de Meuron-designed Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. Other cities on the tour include Brussels, Luxembourg City, Düsseldorf, and Vienna. From there, the Orchestra travels to Israel for performances in Haifa (a Philadelphia Orchestra debut), Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem.

February 12, 2018

The Philadelphia Orchestra Continues to Travel the World

As part of its commitment to cultural diplomacy, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will tour Europe and Israel from May 24 through June 5, 2018. The visit to Israel—in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia—coincides with 70 years of U.S.-Israeli relations and marks only the second time the Orchestra has traveled there; its inaugural visit was in 1992.

August 19, 2017

From Shanghai to Saratoga: Shanghai Philharmonic Joins Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC

As part of our commitment to cultural diplomacy, a group of eight musicians from the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) joined The Philadelphia Orchestra during the third week of our annual residency at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC).

The week focused on peer-to-peer learning, including one-on-one coaching with Philadelphia Orchestra musicians, side-by-side rehearsals, and a chamber performance at the Northshire Bookstore.

 

August 16, 2017

A Cello-bration: Cellists perform with Yo-Yo Ma during PlayIN at SPAC

"Music is the connective tissue. It expands our imagination. It’s a magical thing. And these PlayINs are exactly what’s needed.”Yo-Yo Ma during the cello PlayIN at SPAC on August 9

Last week more than 90 cellists of all ages joined the legendary Yo-Yo Ma on stage at Saratoga Performing Arts Center for one of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s signature PlayINs. Check out what some of the participants had to say about the experience.

June 08, 2017

2017 Asia, June 8: Seoul

A string quartet traveled to Incheon to perform at the New Cities Summit held at the Convensia Convention Center. Philadelphia and Incheon are Sister Cities. (L to r) Assistant Concertmaster Marc Rovetti, violinist Julia Li, Assistant Principal Cello Yumi Kendall, and violist Che-Hung Chen perform at the Summit. Photo by Jan Regan.

June 07, 2017

2017 Asia, June 7: Seoul

Musicians gather in the backstage area at Lotte Concert Hall prior to a morning rehearsal. Photo by Jan Regan.

Yannick leads the rehearsal of repertoire for both Wednesday and Thursday’s concerts. Photo by Jan Regan.

June 06, 2017

2017 Asia, June 6: Seoul

A quartet of musicians performed a concert at Deoksu Palace, a walled compound of palaces in Seoul that was inhabited by members of Korea's royal family. Assistant Principal Second Violin Dara Morales warms up prior to the performance. Photo by Jan Regan.

June 05, 2017

2017 Asia, June 4-5: Ulaanbaatar-Seoul

After a whirlwind two-day visit to Ulaanbaatar, (l to r) Co-Principal Trombone Matthew Vaughn, trumpet player Anthony Prisk, and Principal Trumpet David Bilger wait at Chinggis Khaan International Airport for their morning flight to Seoul, where they, and the rest of the Mongolian mission, meet up with the remainder of the Orchestra tour party, who were traveling from Beijing. Photo by Jan Regan.

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