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May 19, 2016

2016 Asia, May 19: Hong Kong

Yannick and the Orchestra began their first “working” day of the Tour with a rehearsal at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. A portion of the woodwind section: (l to r) flute player Loren N. Lind, Principal Flute Jeffrey Khaner, and oboist Jonathan Blumenfeld. Photo by Jan Regan.

Principal Viola Choong-Jin Chang. Photo by Jan Regan.

May 18, 2016

2016 Asia, May 16-18: Newark-Hong Kong

Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestra have embarked on their 2016 Tour of Asia & China Residency. After a slight delay at Newark International Airport, the Orchestra’s plane landed in Hong Kong and the weary travelers arrived at the hotel with only a little time to grab a bite to eat before heading to bed. While Wednesday, May 18, was a free day, there were a number of activities planned.

May 12, 2016

Orchestra Prepares to Tour Asia

As The Philadelphia Orchestra performs its final concerts of the 2015-16 subscription season, Yannick, the musicians, and the staff are busily getting ready for the 2016 Tour of Asia & China Residency, packing trunks, making final preparations, and assuring all is in order prior to their departure on May 16.

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.