Philadelphia Orchestra

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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 […]

The Scene

HughE Dillon: Academy Ball 2012

The Academy of Music celebrated 155 years with its annual concert and ball on Saturday night. It was a night filled with festivities all over […]

City Life

Q&A: Jennifer Higdon, Composer

Why Philadelphia: I came here for Penn and Curtis 25 years ago and never left. I love the character, the feel. Whether being a lesbian […]

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Guilty Plea Possible for Jerry Sandusky?

A Guilty Plea Possible for Sandusky. Yesterday marked the filing of the first of many possible civil suits against accused pedophile Jerry Sandusky. The claim […]

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What If the Philadelphia Orchestra Can’t Be Saved?

In Allison Vulgamore’s 16th-floor office at the Philadelphia Orchestra, there’s a battery-operated toy chicken that hops around singing “Ring of Fire” in Johnny Cash’s voice. […]

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Philly Lines Up for iPhone 4S

Orchestra and Musicians Approve Agreement. The Philadelphia Orchestra Association and the union of musicians have reached a new collective bargaining agreement. [FOX 29] Chris Christie […]

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Orchestra Reaches Economic Agreement With American Federation of Musicians

Philadelphia Orchestra and American Federation of Musicians Reach Compromise. After a great deal of deliberation and heavy press coverage of its financial woes, the Philadelphia […]