Hidden from small

Hidden from small

January 2019

January 03, 2019

Hannibal’s Oasis of Inspiration

“I love you, babies.”

“We love you, Mr. Hannibal.”

It’s a familiar farewell between students at Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy and Music Alive Composer-in-Residence Hannibal.

Hannibal describes the school, located in Camden, NJ, as an “oasis.” He recently met with members of the jazz band to discuss his new work for The Philadelphia Orchestra, Healing Tones––the text of which they helped to inspire.

January 03, 2019

Schoolhouse Classical: The Philadelphia Orchestra Gives Back

It’s no secret that The Philadelphia Orchestra spends a lot of time away from Verizon Hall. Every summer it heads to the Mann Center, Vail, and Saratoga. There are regular visits to New York’s Carnegie Hall and community concerts around Philadelphia, plus frequent overseas tours.

January 03, 2019

Patrick Williams - Behind the Scenes

Each month in the Orchestra’s Playbill, we feature one musician in a question-and-answer segment. Below is that feature in its entirety.

Where were you born? Boulder, CO.

What piece of music could you play over and over again? Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde.

What is your most treasured possession? My road bike.

January 03, 2019

Jane Kesson - In the Spotlight

A Monthly Profile of Orchestra Fans and Family

"If I didn’t know the facts, I wouldn’t have believed it!”

That’s how Cindi Pasceri describes her reaction to the news that her dear friend, the late Jane Kesson, had donated an astonishing $4.7 million to The Philadelphia Orchestra.