Jennifer Lin's documentary Beethoven in Beijing, co-directed with Sharon Mullally, recently premiered on PBS’s Great Performances. In her companion book of the same name, Lin uses interviews and news stories to recount the Philadelphia Orchestra’s 1973 historic tour of China, which at that time still banned Western music. She will be presenting a free lecture at the Free Library of Philadelphia April 5, 2022 at 7:30pm. Find out more here.
2022 Saratoga News
The Philadelphia Orchestra will return to Saratoga Performing Arts Center this summer. See news from the capital region here.
2022 Martin Luther King Day Tribute
We're pleased to offer this moving performance of Deep River featuring:
Elizabeth Hainen, harp
Jennifer Montone, horn
Olivia Staton, flute
Jason DePue, violin
Daniel Matsukawa, bassoon
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For These Classical Musicians, It’s Always Been About Racial Equity - The New York Times (nytimes.com)
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Risk Of Aerosol Transmission In Concert Hall Can Almost Be Excluded, German Study Finds
Read more about this study done in Germany here.
Orchestra of the Year Honor
The Philadelphia Orchestra has been voted Gramophone's 2020 Orchestra of the Year!
See the story in The Philadelphia Inquirer and more coverage at Philorch.org
Booker Rowe Retirement in News
6abc ran this story about our own Booker Rowe: Trailblazing musician Booker Rowe takes final bow after 50 years with Philadelphia Orchestra
Angela Nelson in the News
Philly Fall Arts
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New Yorker: The L.A. Philharmonic’s Emotional Return to an Empty Hollywood Bowl
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AP: MET Opera skips entire season
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Norman Lebrecht: San Francisco Opera negotiation news
Steve Smith: A New Normal
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Arts Journal: The Role Of The Arts Going Forward
The Conversation: 4 lessons from the NBA bubble for the future of live arts performance
Inquirer: $20 million in state money awarded to Pa. museums and cultural organizations for COVID-19 relief