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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Musicians Reach Extraordinary Five-Year Agreement for Innovation, Impact and Stability. See details here.
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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George M. Wohlreich, who took over running the College of Physicians of Philadelphia 15 years ago and led its Mütter Museum through a period of explosive growth, will retire next June, at the end of the current fiscal year, the college announced in a statement Thursday.
Our 5th annual Audience Appreciation Day has been full of great performances and fun engagement with the community of Philadelphia. Check out these links to media coverage:
“Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians show audience appreciation with pop-up ensembles” on KYW
"The Philadelphia Orchestra Ventures Out to Spread the Joy of Music" on 6ABC
Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians (POM)
5th Annual Audience Appreciation Day
Free Concerts Throughout our Community
September 23, 2019
An Invitation from the Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians:
One Monday each fall, The Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians (POM) voluntarily organize and donate a Day of Music throughout the greater Philadelphia area. This year, join us September 23rd for a series of free, informal small ensemble concerts, a token of appreciation to the Philadelphia area community. We'll perform in 25-30 different venues throughout the day, including schools, churches, public plazas, libraries, retirement homes, coffee shops, and even SEPTA stations. We hope to reach as many of our neighbors as possible with these up close and personal musical experiences, so that we can spread the joy and sense of meaning that music can bring to our lives. Come enjoy the music and get to know us! For a complete listing of events, click here!