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The Return of Jill Scott

Each January, the who’s who of Philadelphia pays big bucks to attend the Philadelphia Orchestra’s annual Academy Ball and Concert at the Academy of Music. […]

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Nézet-Séguin Is Going to Miss His Big Carnegie Hall Moment—Again

The Inquirer reports that Yannick Nézet-Séguin will be skipping this week’s Philadelphia Orchestra concerts—both here and at Carnegie Hall in New York—with a sinus problem.

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Jill Scott to Join Philly Orchestra for 157th Anniversary Concert

A press release from the Philadelphia Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra today announced details of its upcoming 157th Academy of Music Anniversary Concert and Ball to […]

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Union Strike Leads to Free Philadelphia Orchestra Concert Tonight

The Philadelphia Orchestra was supposed to perform tonight at Carnegie Hall for that legendary venue’s opening night gala. But now the stagehands there have gone […]

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Philly Orchestra Opens New Season Tonight, Just Like Romeo and Juliet

CBS Philly reports: Members of the celebrated Philadelphia Orchestra were in their final rehearsal Tuesday afternoon in Verizon Hall in the Kimmel Center. Concertmaster and […]

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WATCH: Philadelphia Orchestra Entertains Stranded Plane In Beijing

Plane delays suck. But they suck a little less when the Philadelphia Orchestra is onboard. The orchestra, currently on tour in China, found itself stuck […]

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New Yorker Says Philly Orchestra Back On The Rise

The Philadelphia Orchestra performed “Rite of Spring” Friday night at Carnegie Hall in New York; today New Yorker music writer Russell Platt says the orchestra […]

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Philadelphia Orchestra Gets First Major Label Recording in 16 Years

The New York Times reports: “Ah, a conductor with benefits. Riding the train called Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Philadelphia Orchestra said it will release its first recording […]

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The Philadelphia Orchestra Won’t Have to Replace Aidan Milligan’s Trombone After All

There’s a happier happy ending to Aidan Milligan’s story. The 9-year-old Drexel Hill boy made news last week when the Philadelphia Orchestra volunteered to replace […]

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The Orchestra’s New Music Director Knows a Thing or Two About Business

Yannick Nezet-Seguin has something very much in common with my friend “Andy” from Bristol. Nezet-Seguin is the new music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra, which, […]

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Philadelphia Orchestra Officially Exits Bankruptcy

The Philadelphia Orchestra had its reorganization plans approved in late June, but after some paper shifting and check signing on the last two days of […]

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Philadelphia Orchestra Files Plan to Emerge From Bankruptcy

Orchestra Has a Plan. The Philadelphia Orchestra has announced a plan to erase its debt, cut costs, and climb out of bankruptcy. The orchestra declared […]

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Questlove Talks Twitter Controversy, Saving the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Riding the MFL

Earlier this week, I published part one of my interview with Questlove, whose Roots Picnic is shaping up to be the prime Philadelphia festival event […]

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So, the Philadelphia Orchestra Is Still Bankrupt

It’s been a year since the 75-member board of the Philadelphia Orchestra voted to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In case you were wondering how […]

The Scene

HughE Dillon One-Shot: Philly Pops on the Move

Marching to the beat of a different drum, Peter Nero and the Philly Pops took to the streets yesterday at high noon and paraded from […]