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Philadelphia Orchestra

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Nov 7, 2023

The Philadelphia Orchestra returns to China for a tour marking 50 years since their historic 1973 visit. Read more here.

Oct 22, 2023

After several weeks of the threat of a strike and months of tension, the Philadelphia Orchestra musicians approve a new labor agreement. Read more here.

Oct 1, 2023

AFM Local 77 has filed unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board against the management of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center, Inc. on behalf of the musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Read more here.

Sep 12, 2023

The musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra have voted to reject their management’s best and final offer. Read more here.

Aug 20, 2023

Musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra have authorized a strike if ongoing negotiations with management for a new collective bargaining agreement break down. Read more here.

Feb 12, 2023

Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s contract at The Philadelphia Orchestra has been extended through 2030, and his title has been expanded from Music Director to Music and Artistic Director. Read more here.

Jan 16, 2023

The Philadelphia Orchestra's free digital video series Our City, Your Orchestra returned this month, providing an opportunity for the musicians to go into the community and introduce viewers to positive happenings in their region. Read more here.


Dec 9, 2022

The Philadelphia Orchestra has donated its entire archive to the University of Pennsylvania. Read more here.

Oct 23, 2022

The Philadelphia Orchestra cancels its upcoming 50th-anniversary China tour. Read more here.

Sep 9, 2022

Upon the cancelation of their London performance on the esteemed Proms concert series due to death of Queen Elizabeth II, the Philadelphia Orchestra plays God Save the Queen. Read more here.

Sep 2, 2022

The Philadelphia Orchestra opens Carnegie Hall's 2022–23 season on Sept. 29th. Read more here.

Jun 7, 2022

In an impassioned speech, Philadelphia Orchestra music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin addresses gun violence. Read more here.

Apr 10, 2022

Back in full in 2022-23, the Philadelphia Orchestra announces its season with an eye on social change. Read more here.

Jan 19, 2022

The Philadelphia Orchestra returns to touring for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Read more here.


Oct 28, 2021

The Philadelphia Orchestra expands its hospital music program nationwide to more health care facilities. Read more here.

Oct 12, 2021

After a 572-day closure, Carnegie Hall reopens with a concert by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Read more here.

Aug 22, 2021

Carnegie Hall returns to in-person concerts with a lot of help from the Philadelphia Orchestra. Read more here.

Aug 5, 2021

Carnegie Hall to reopen on October 6th with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Read more here.

Jun 21, 2021

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center to merge. Read more here.

May 22, 2021

The Philadelphia Orchestra announces 2021 summer digital stage performances. Read more here.

May 7, 2021

The Philadelphia Orchestra to welcome audiences back to the Kimmel next season. Read more here.

Apr 19, 2021

The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform a free concert in May for frontline pandemic workers. Read more here.

Apr 5, 2021

Premiering April 16, a new documentary explores the Philadelphia Orchestra's impact on classical music in China. Read more here.

Mar 30, 2021

Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center plans to reopen this fall with major arts groups back on stage. Read more here.

Jan 21, 2021

Music Director of the MET Opera and Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin's powerful open letter to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris urges immediate action on the arts. Read more here.

Jan 11, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day free online concert to be performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Read more here.


Dec 9, 2020

The Philadelphia Orchestra to continue with all-virtual performances through June. Read more here.

Dec 7, 2020

The Philadelphia Orchestra selects advisors to guide the next phase of their groundbreaking diversity project. Read more here.

Dec 5, 2020

New documentary explores the Philadelphia Orchestra's role in reviving classical music in China. Read more here.

Nov 27, 2020

Philadelphia Orchestra performance of Florence Price symphony begins an overdue commitment to the Black female composer’s works. Read more here.

Nov 12, 2020

Philadelphia Orchestra’s free online concert honors poll workers and ballot counters. Read more here.

Oct 27, 2020

Philadelphia Orchestra's new series Our City, Your Orchestra celebrates the diverse culture of their city. Read more here.

Oct 18, 2020

Philadelphia Orchestra members approve new, deeper pay cuts. Read more here.

Oct 6, 2020

Philadelphia Orchestra returns with online performances. Read more here.

Aug 21, 2020

Philadelphia Orchestra plans for a pandemic season. Read more here.

Aug 9, 2020

The Philadelphia Orchestra rehearses in person for the first time since the pandemic. Read more here.

Jun 13, 2020

Philadelphia Orchestra premieres new work written for the pandemic. Read more here.

May 27, 2020

Philadelphia Orchestra channel gives Penn hospitals a new soundtrack. Read more here.

May 27, 2020

The Philadelphia Orchestra plans online gala, including a newly-commissioned piece to honor frontline workers. Read more here.

May 24, 2020

Pandemic uproots Philadelphia Orchestra summer travel plans. Read more here.

Apr 1, 2020

To avert 'enormous' deficit, Philadelphia Orchestra musicians take 20% pay cut as special fundraising begins. Read more here.

Mar 20, 2020

This Is Why We Play. Amid the pandemic, The Philadelphia Orchestra livestreams Beethoven. Read more here.

Feb 10, 2020

Now you can listen to Philadelphia Orchestra performances free on demand. Read more here.


Aug 1, 2019

Cranes, bicycles, and Beethoven’s 6th: Philadelphia Orchestra remembers 1973 in Beijing. Read more here.

Jul 15, 2019

At the Philadelphia Orchestra, a record-breaking $55 million gift raises the bar for local philanthropy — and that’s not all. Read more here.

Jun 10, 2019

Philadelphia Orchestra receives largest gift in its history. Read more here.

May 20, 2019

The Philadelphia Orchestra has made regular trips to China for 46 years, visiting more frequently over the last 9 years as an agent of cultural diplomacy. Read more here.

Mar 13, 2019

Philadelphia Orchestra reaches early, four-year labor pact with musicians. Read more here.

Feb 4, 2019

From Mao to Mozart: The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 80-year relationship with China. Read more here.


Nov 27, 2018

Philadelphia Orchestra’s Joseph Conyers believes that the arts can create better people. Read more here.