The Philadelphia Orchestra creates and shares music of the highest caliber for people of all ages and backgrounds. The Orchestra is committed to excellence, innovation, and creativity, onstage and off, and serves its many communities at home and abroad by performing music, encouraging music-making, and improving the quality of life.
The Orchestra has maintained unity in artistic leadership with only seven music directors throughout its history: Fritz Scheel (1900-07), Carl Pohlig (1907-12), Leopold Stokowski (1912-41), Eugene Ormandy (1936-80), Riccardo Muti (1980-92), Wolfgang Sawallisch (1993-2003), and Christoph Eschenbach (2003-08). Yannick Nézet-Séguin joined this small yet illustrious group in the 2012-13 season, serving as the eighth music director of The Philadelphia Orchestra.
Note: The above description came from the organization's About page.
In The News
- Philadelphia Orchestra says app is ready to earn its keep, WHYY, December 5, 2017.
- Philly concertmaster orchestrates spiritual, technical spheres of music at Bucks college, Newsworks, November 20, 2015.
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