The Philadelphia Orchestra

Creatively Speaking
3:32 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton: Sister Stars

Pianists Chrisina and Michelle Naughton

This week's Philadelphia Orchestra performances of Poulenc's Double Piano Concerto feature the young soloists Christina and Michelle Naughton. Jim Cotter speaks with the twin sisters.

Information about the performances.

WRTI Spotlight
4:35 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Musical Preview of The Philadelphia Orchestra's November Concerts: Friday at Noon

Pianist Kirill Gerstein is guest soloist in The Philadelphia Orchestra's Music of Copland & Gershwin concerts on November 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

It's musical highlights from The Philadelphia Orchestra's fabulous array of November concerts - this Friday, November 2nd, right after the news at noon. You'll hear music from their Copland and Gershwin (and Barber and Sierra) themed concerts this week, their Stokowski Legacy concerts next week, and Alexander Nevsky and A Taste of Paris concerts scheduled for later in the month. 

Music for the broadcast on Friday includes works by Samuel Barber, George Gershwin, Cesar Franck, Francis Poulenc, and Sergei Prokofiev.  Don't miss it!

Deceptive Cadence
2:03 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Philadelphia Orchestra Reboots With New Music Director

Yannick Nezet-Seguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Ryan Donnell

Originally published on Thu October 18, 2012 12:11 pm

Everywhere you look right now, it seems like American symphony orchestras are fighting for their lives — strikes, lockouts, bankruptcy. Perhaps the biggest example is the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra, which is just coming out of its own bankruptcy. Tonight, its new 37-year-old music director takes the podium as the venerable orchestra begins a reboot.

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Creatively Speaking
11:06 am
Sat October 13, 2012

The Philadelphia Orchestra Opens Its 2012/13 Season

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Jessica Griffin

We look ahead to The Philadelphia Orchestra’s season with Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin.

Music Features
5:04 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

The Philadelphia Orchestra Opens 2012/13 Season With Debut Of Eighth Music Director

Yannick Nezet-Seguin
Chris Lee

Following in the footsteps of legends such as Leopold Stokwoski, Eugene Ormandy, and Riccardo Muti, Yannick Nezet-Seguin is set to conduct his inaugural concerts as music director of The Philadelphia Orchestra. On Thursday, October 18th, the opening-night concert features the music of Ravel, Brahms, and Strauss with soloist Renee Fleming, followed by performances of the Verdi Requiem on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Opening night concert information - October 18.

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Creatively Speaking
3:44 pm
Sat October 6, 2012

West Side Story: Fifty Years On

Those funky, menacing chords can only belong to one piece of music: West Side Story, the Leonard Bernstein Broadway musical that updated the Romeo and Juliet story into the world of gang warfare to the streets of post-war New York City. The concert suite from the musical has often been played by The Philadelphia Orchestra, though this week it's performing the music in a different incarnation - as an accompaniment to the 1961 Oscar-winning film. The Philadelphia Inquirer’s David Patrick Stearns reports that the enterprise isn’t nearly as simple as it looks.

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9:12 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Great News For The Philadelphia Orchestra

Lead in text: 
More than a year after filing a petition for Chapter 11, The Philadelphia Orchestra Association is now out of the hole.
  • Source: Philly
  • | Via: The Philadelphia Inquirer/Peter Dobrin
The Philadelphia Orchestra Association is out of bankruptcy.U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Eric L. Frank approved the association's reorganization plan June 28, but with the writing of checks and completion of other administrative matters Monday and Tuesday, the curtain officially has come down on perhaps the most perilous episode in the history of the organization that supports and presents the storied ensemble."I feel like I'm getting out of jail," said orchestra chairman Richard B.
Creatively Speaking
12:58 pm
Sat June 23, 2012

Yannick Nézet-Séguin On Stokowski

Yannick Nezet-Seguin
Marco Borggreve

As the Philadelphia Orchestra celebrates the legacy of Leopold Stokowski, WRTI's Jim Cotter speaks with Music Director Designate Yannick Nézet-Séguin.  He is among the most sought-after young conductors in the world; in September 2012 he starts his tenure as music director of the Orchestra.

News & Views
10:30 pm
Sun June 17, 2012

The Philadelphia Orchestra Celebrates Stokowski

Leopold Stokowski

It was 100 years ago that legendary conductor Leopold Stokowski stepped onto the podium as music director of The Philadelphia Orchestra. WRTI's Susan Lewis considers the legacy of Stokowski, who is credited with shaping the distinctive "Philadelphia Sound."

Creatively Speaking
11:10 am
Sat June 16, 2012

Leopold Stokowski: The Man, The Music and The Myths

Leopold Stokowski (April 18, 1882 – September 13, 1977)

David Patrick Stearns considers the great conductor Leopold Stokowski - the man, the music, and the myths - as The Philadelphia Orchestra prepares for its 100-year celebration of their famed music director.

Listen to WRTI between June 16th and 22nd for special Stokowski programming!