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Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the Return of the Philly Orchestra, Crowdless Concert Halls, and Good Silence

When the Philadelphia Orchestra returns to the stage for the opening night of its reimagined 2020 season, things are going to look a bit different. […]

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Where to Watch Free Philadelphia Orchestra Pop-up Concerts

Don’t miss out: Philadelphia Orchestra members will perform for free at 32 random locations in the region on Monday. The pop-up concerts are part of […]

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Your Dogs and Cats Can Now Listen to Yannick’s Epic Playlist for Pets

Philadelphia Orchestra music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin loves cats. He and his partner Pierre have three of their own (their names: Rodolfo, Melisande, and Rafa) inside […]

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Keep an Ear Out for Free Philadelphia Orchestra Concerts at SEPTA Stations

SEPTA riders are in for a surprise concert — by a Philadelphia Orchestra ensemble — during their afternoon commutes on Monday. The performances at SEPTA’s […]

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Palestinian Protest Leader Explains Why the Philadelphia Orchestra Should Stay Out of Israel

This article has been updated with a response from the Philadelphia Orchestra, which appears in its entirety at the bottom of the piece. We have […]

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The Eagles Super Bowl Win Will Now Be Accompanied By a Live Philadelphia Orchestra Concert

Since the Eagles won the Super Bowl way back on February 4th, we’ve watched the NFL Films footage of that Nick Foles Philly Special touchdown […]

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Philadelphia Orchestra: Allegations Against Famed Conductor “Demand Investigation”

Weighing in on disturbing sexual assault allegations against world-renowned conductor Charles Dutoit reported by the Associated Press on Thursday, the Philadelphia Orchestra has said in […]

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REVIEW: Philadelphia Orchestra’s Messiah Rings Out the Year

Handel’s Messiah, like the God it so gloriously celebrates, contains multitudes. The composer himself wrote alternative versions of some of the numbers and assigned them […]

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WATCH: The Philadelphia Orchestra Performs “Fly, Eagles, Fly”

If Carson Wentz‘s injury is bumming you out this morning (even after the Eagles’ win on Sunday), here’s something that might rekindle your hope for the […]

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The Philadelphia Orchestra Does Return of the King at the Mann

Peter Jackson’s action-packed conclusion to the Lord of the Rings trilogy won a stunning 1 trillion Oscars in 2004, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best […]

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Don’t Miss Out: The Philadelphia Orchestra Is Holding a Bunch of Pop-Up Concerts Today

Musicians from the Philadelphia Orchestra are holding free pop-up concerts across the city today after they called a strike before last Friday’s traditional Opening Night Gala.

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin to Become Met Opera Music Director

The Metropolitan Opera announced today that Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Philadelphia Orchestra’s acclaimed music director, will succeed James Levine as its next music director. We're delighted to […]

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Six Performances to See This Week

A Program of Firsts — Pennsylvania Ballet @ The Academy of Music | May 12th–15th The company performs its inaugural production of George Balanchine’s Serenade, the […]

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Female Anti-Heroes Are Really In Right Now

Machinal @ Latvian Society of Philadelphia | April 20 to May 8 Feminism! Murder! American Expressionism! EgoPo Classic Theater is putting on the 1928 drama […]

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Want to See a Free Philadelphia Orchestra Concert This Thursday?

The Philadelphia Orchestra is throwing a free concert at the Kimmel Center this Thursday, and you’re invited.