Philadelphia Orchestra Makes Music and Friends in China

By ShareAmerica Photo - (Jan Regan/Philadelphia Orchestra) China is almost a second home for the Philadelphia Orchestra. It was the first American orchestra to perform in the People’s Republic of China, at the special request of President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, nearly
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The Winter Storm Is Arriving In Pennsylvania

According to Fox News, "rain, strong wind gusts of up to 60 miles-per-hour and snow are all expected to be part of a storm set to arrive in our area overnight. Winter storm watches go in effect Wednesday afternoon for several counties, while a winter storm warning (more...)

$22.67 Million Contributaion To City Pension Fund By Bond Refinancing

Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that the City has priced an innovative bond refinancing, that has generated a onetime $22.67 million contribution to the City's Municipal Pension Fund, a refinancing that does not increase any costs to the City or add any risks to the City's (more...)

Tchaikovsky & A Genius

Philadelphia Orchestra Gianandrea Noseda, conductor Alisa Weilerstein, cello Verizon Hall December 13, 14, 15 at 8 p.m Borodin Overture to Prince Igor Elgar Cello Concerto Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 3 ("Polish") Tchaikovsky wrote seven symphonies, but the Third is an-often neglected masterpiece. It gets its nickname, the "Polish," from the energetic folk dances of the finale. Recent (more...)

Mayor Nutter Signs Agreement With Sister City Mayor Of Tianjin, China

Mayor Michael A. Nutter participated in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony with Mayor Huang Xingguo of Tianjin, China, a Sister City of Philadelphia. The MOU encourages trade development and education cooperation as well as promotes the “Sister City Fellowship Program,” which will focus (more...)

Philadelphia Orchestra Leaves Bankruptcy

The Philadelphia Orchestra, the first major U.S. orchestra to file Chapter 11 more than a year ago, is now leaving bankruptcy. The orchestra's reorganization plan was approved by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Eric L. Frank. "The orchestra is an important cultural and civic institution, and any (more...)

White House Summary of Obama’s Call with President-Elect Putin

Readout of the President’s Call with President-Elect Putin President Obama called Russian President-elect and Prime Minister Putin to congratulate him on his recent victory in the Russian Presidential election. President Obama highlighted achievements in U.S.-Russia relations over the past four years with President Medvedev, including cooperation on Afghanistan, (more...)

“The Rabbi’s Cat” – A Philosopher Brimming

New Filmmakers Weekend will start in Philadelphia. It is generously sponsored by Marcy Gringlas & Joel Greenberg, the Neubauer Family Foundation, Etta Winigrad, Joseph S. and Renee M. Zuritsky/Parkway Corporation, and Philip Lindy. International award: THE RABBI'S CAT Directors Joann Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux Sunday, (more...)

Times Square a Focus of New Year’s Eve Festivities

By Michael Jay Friedman Staff Writer If the beginning of a new year represents the chance to start anew, it surely is appropriate that millions of Americans associate New Year’s Eve with New York City’s Times Square. In a nation founded on the individual’s opportunity to reinvent himself or (more...)

Philadelphia Orchestra: More Ticket Sales

There is the good news from the Philadelphia Orchestra, that failed the bankruptcy. It has stopped a four-year decline in ticket sales, and paid capacity on tickets sold for the 2010-11 season increased to 77%. Around 20 of the ensemble’s performances from January 2011 through the end of the subscription season (more...)

How To Support Philadelphia Orchestra

How To Support Philadelphia Orchestra?

" In a new initiative launched to increase awareness and support of the Philadelphia Orchestra, orchestra officials are asking members of the public to “listen with your heart,” - reported Tv Channel CBS Philadelphia An orchestra is a symbol of opulence and musical excellence. But for now it filed for (more...)

Philadelphia Orchestra Bankruptcy Protection

Philadelphia Orchestra: Bankruptcy Protection

One of the nation's "Big Five" symphonies, The Philadelphia Orchestra voted to seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a board member said. The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the five most accomplished symphony orchestras in the United States, along with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra. The (more...)

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Philadelphia Orchestra… All Russian

Many who love Tchaikovsky's ubiquitous First Piano Concerto may know nothing of his Second. Extroverted, ingeniously constructed, and possibly more demanding for the soloist than the First, it contains some of Tchaikovsky's finest music. British-born, Juilliard-trained pianist Stephen Hough, whose career was launched in 1983 with a (more...)

New Conductor for the Philadelphia Orchestra

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