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Published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:14:21 GMT


No hard feelings: Philadelphia Orchestra musicians give $74K to help employer reach fund goal
The gift from musicians is meant to help the group turn a page.

'La La Land' at the Mann jazzes out with terrific Chamber Orchestra combo
The jazz combo embedded within the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia would have been worth hearing even without the movie.

Pianist Ursula Oppens taps music at its source
Contemporary works played vividly Sunday in a Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy recital.

Kimmel Center pursues radical plan to remake the Merriam Theater
An ambitious reworking could demolish part of the building and replace it with a new tower up to 32 stories high. Much-needed seating upgrades and other interior renovations are also being discussed.

Philadelphia Orchestra gets big bucks for big instrument
Philanthropist Frederick Haas is giving the orchestra $5 million to boost the organ's profile.

Philadelphia Orchestra stalwart violinist George Dreyfus, 97
Admired as a musician, and as a "refined, good soul."

Will private funding save public music education?
Arts education can't be just for those students who are clearly headed for Curtis or Juilliard and a life on stage.

The real magic of Harry Potter at the Mann doesn't come from wizards
The polish and power of the Philadelphia Orchestra made for a great marriage of sound to image.

Philly astronaut Bluford gets his props at the Mann - and a soaring orchestral number in his honor
The Mann Center's big artistic statement of the summer set the Philadelphia Orchestra into outer space, with narration by Franklin Institute astronomer Derrick Pitts.

The Mann Center wants to shake up the arts world, not just fill lawn seats
The shed in the park has branched out beyond summer concerts by the Philadelphia Orchestra. It's now commissioning a new strategic plan that could move it in a "really dynamic direction," says Mann president and CEO Catherine M. Cahill.