Next week marks the powerful culmination of Hannibal Lokumbe’s tenure as Philadelphia Orchestra Composer-in-Residence with the world premiere of Healing Tones. Learn more about this work and the composer in this article in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Congratulations to our retiring colleagues whose final concert was last evening! Associate Principal Percussion Anthony Orlando played for 46 years, Principal Oboe Richard Woodhams, 41 years and Associate Principal Flute David Cramer, 37 years. It’s been an honor making music with you!
We are pleased to present our 4th Annual Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians (POM) Audience Appreciation Day!
Free Concerts Throughout our Communities
Monday, September 17, 2018
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Musicians from the Philadelphia Orchestra offer Chamber Music Concert to Benefit our Philadelphia community of Syrian refugees.
Monday, May 7, 6:00p.m.
Philadelphia Ethical Society
on Rittenhouse Square
Program to include works of Haydn, Mozart, Schubert and a piece composed by Orchestra violinist Philip Kates - dedicated to our newly settled neighbors - titled "Longing" .
Jennifer Montone, Horn
Elizabeth Masoudnia, English Horn
Ying Fu, violin
Jason dePue and Philip Kates, violin/viola
John Koen, Cello
Admission: $20, adult. $10, student.
Contributions of $50 or greater will receive mention in the program.
Tickets available online through nationally acclaimed refugee and immigrant aid society, HIAS Pennsylvania. http://hiaspa.org/chambermusic
Program length approximately one hour.
~ Reception to follow ~
The Philadelphia Orchestra has appointed Matías Tarnopolsky as president & CEO.
Read more about this in The Philadelphia Inquirer here.
Also the San Francisco Chronicle has an article here.
And The New York Times here.
Check out this great article by arts blogger Randy Cohen!
He makes a list of ten reasons to support the arts, check out the link for details!
Read the review and article in The Philadelphia Inquirer by David Patrick Stearns regarding our concerts last week and recording Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2.
Read our review in the Washington Post!
New Musician Feature: Nathaniel West, Bass
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Orchestra member since: September 2017
What made you start playing the bass? --I started playing bass mostly to be different from my sister, who played violin.
Who are your favorite composers to play in orchestra? --Bach is my favorite composer, but there sadly isn't a ton of orchestral repertoire of his. I would probably say Beethoven, Mozart, and Stravinsky.
What are some of your hobbies? --I'm a huge sports fan. I'll follow just about whatever's going on any given time of year. I'm a huge Ohio State fan, but for pro sports I like the Chicago teams, especially Bears and Cubs.
Do you have any favorite restaurants in Philly? --I have many favorite restaurants in Philly; there are really too many to choose from. Zahav, Han Dynasty, and Vedge are still probably at the top right now.
Any programs you're particularly excited to play during your first season as a member of the orchestra? --I'm excited to play the entire West Side Story in concert. I'm also particularly looking forward to doing Tosca in May.