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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. 

June 06, 2015

2015 Europe, June 5: London

On June 5, Philadelphia Orchestra Assistant Conductor Lio Kuokman leads a string sectional with musicians from The Philadelphia Orchestra and students from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, an international community advancing the art forms of music and dance. Photo by Jan Regan. 

June 05, 2015

News and Reviews from the Road: 2015 Europe

CologneKölner Stadt-Anzeiger — May 22, 2015“As far as Rachmaninoff’s Third Symphony is concerned – with which the Philadelphia Orchestra was once described as the best orchestra in the world – the ensemble is its apostle on earth, so to speak”  Philadelphia Inquirer — May 23, 2015

June 05, 2015

2015 Europe, June 4: Amsterdam

The Orchestra left Vienna in the morning for the quick two-hour flight to Amsterdam and the next stop on the tour. French horn player Shelley Showers takes a quick snapshot upon arriving at Schiphol Airport. Photo by Jan Regan.

June 03, 2015

2015 Europe, June 2: Vienna

It’s been quite warm in Vienna but that hasn’t stopped musicians from enjoying the city in the few hours they had before the evening’s concert. Cellist Robert Cafaro and his wife, Teresa, rented bikes and enjoyed the many bike lanes found through the city. Here they’re discovered at the inner courtyard of the Hofburg, the imperial palace complex. Photo by Jan Regan.