In recent times, Philadelphians have been made well aware of the fiscal challenges of sustaining a symphony orchestra. Now, around the country, other cities are experiencing such problems first hand. Serious doubts hang over the immediate viability of orchestras in Atlanta, Minnesota, St Paul, Indianapolis, and San Antonio with others likely to soon follow suit.
Yet in Camden, New Jersey, a city whose very municipal infrastructure is under threat, its orchestra - Symphony In C - continues to garner and grow support, audience, and reputation.
It's works by Ligeti, Dvorak, and Roger Zare on Sunday, May 13th from 3 to 5 pm. Rossen Milanov conducts Symphony in C. Violinist Augustin Hadelich is soloist. Roger Zare was the winner of the ensemble's 2012 Young Composers' Competition.
Program: Roger Zare: Green Flash Georgy Ligeti: Violin Concerto Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "From the New World"
Jim Cotter speaks with Rossen Milanov. He conducts both Camden's Symphony in C with Astral Artists, and The Philadelphia Orchestra in upcoming concerts at the Kimmel Center.
Jason Peifer visits the Arden Theatre as it opens Bruce Graham's Something Intangible, the Arden's 30th world-premiere play. We'll hear about the career of the Philadelphia playwright.
The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns previews The Audition, a documentary exploring how the Metropolitan Opera finds new talent. The film features AVA artists Angela Meade and Michael Fabiano.