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Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra will return to the stage and community for a transformed fall season, continuing a commitment to provide music of the highest artistic caliber imbued with deep civic purpose and social responsibility. With health and safety as the top priority, performances will be reimagined and filmed without audiences at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts (in September and October) and in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (in November and December) to be presented weekly on the Orchestra’s Digital Stage at www.philorch.org. Subscription packages and single tickets to the Digital Stage will be available for purchase on Thursday, September 10, at 12 PM ET at www.philorch.org or by calling Ticket Philadelphia at 215.893.1999. A chronological calendar of performances is available at www.philorch.org/press-room. Weekly small ensemble performances from locations throughout the Philadelphia region will also be made available to audiences for free. Click here or the photo above for more information.
Read more in The Philadelphia Inquirer: The Philadelphia Orchestra goes shorter, smaller and virtual for the first part of the 2020-21 season
CNN has an interesting report on orchestras returning to the stage around the world, focusing on the Orchestre de Paris. See the video and story here.
Many Philadelphia city schoolkids were part of the two-week All City Orchestra Summer Academy sponsored by the Mann Center for the Performing Arts and working with many Philadelphia Orchestra musicians. The culmination of this program is a virtual performance set to premiere August 11 at 11 a.m. on Facebook Live:
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