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Philadelphia Orchestra

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Q&A: Yannick Nezet Seguin, A Hero for the Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s charismatic new conductor and artistic director, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, 36, arrives at a pivotal time for our embattled and legendary symphony. He’ll take […]

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What The Orchestra Needs Is A Little “Supercalifragilistic-Expialidocious”

The next time the bankrupt Philadelphia Orchestra takes the stage at the Kimmel Center, it will be for a night of Stravinsky’s Apollon Musagète and […]

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The Cost of Losing the Philadelphia Orchestra

Tonight’s a Philadelphia Orchestra night. I sit in the front row. Over the past 10 years, I’ve become acquainted with many violinists and cellists. Truthfully, […]

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Let the Band Play On

Not long ago, I read a blog opining that one sure way to ascertain whether a city was dying or not was by counting how […]

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Love (or Sue?) Thy Neighbor

Two weeks ago I attended the Condoleezza Rice and Aretha Franklin concert at the Mann. When I first saw the concert advertised, I have to […]