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Published: Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:01:00 GMT


After a five-month search, Pennsylvania Ballet has found its next executive director in Switzerland. Shelly Power, 61, artistic director and CEO of the Prix de Lausanne dance competition, will take over Philadelphia's dance company and school full-time on Feb. 12, but is phasing in sooner.

Pennsylvania Ballet names Shelly Power next executive director
"When you walk around and hear the music and see the dancers, you are reminded of why you do what you do and work so hard."

Philadelphia Orchestra names Matthew Loden and Ryan Fleur interim leaders
The orchestra hopes to have a new president named by March 1.

Academy of Natural Sciences names Scott Cooper new president
Scott Cooper has been named the new leader of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. He's now a vice president at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, Canada.

Philadelphia Orchestra adds free concert
The hour-long concert features organist Peter Richard Conte.

Benjamin Grosvenor makes debut at the Kimmel - without the meat and potatoes
The English pianist proved superlative, with a point of view.

At the Barnes, George Crumb and Margaret Leng Tan and the persistence of melody
Tan performed what she calls the Three Cs: Crumb, Cage, and Cowell.

Music in schools gets an assist from Grammy organization
The initiative puts some muscle behind the School District of Philadelphia efforts to strengthen music programs.

Paul Simon and Edie Brickell drop by Philadelphia Orchestra for Wynton Marsalis
A chance to hear the Marsalis Violin Concerto in D Major brought them to Philly.

Philadelphia Orchestra finds its groove in Wynton Marsalis concerto
Wynton Marsalis' "Violin Concerto in D Major," receiving its first Philadelphia Orchestra performance, comes with a lot of bells and whistles (literally and figuratively). Violinist Nicola Benedetti was an ideal soloist.