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Published: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:06:22 GMT


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.

Are you my audience? Arts groups target a new wave of arts appreciators
Audience engagement has expanded to new venues and new groups of arts appreciators.

Renowned violinist Midori to join Curtis Institute faculty
Though an established star soloist, she has been an advocate for community engagement for decades.

On the receiving end for a change, the Lenfests win the Carnegie Medal
The Lenfests join past medalists like the Rockefeller and Gates families.

Philadelphia Orchestra chief to step down
Allison B. Vulgamore will leave after eight years when her contract expires Dec. 31.

Philadelphia Orchestra composer Hannibal finds humanity amid the loss
Saturday night's premiere at Mother Bethel stitched together Birmingham in 1963, Charleston in 2015 and the way forward.

A marker for Marc Blitzstein, a unique American voice in music
Will Philadelphia reclaim its native son?

New from Hannibal: Fanfare for the Common Good
As part of his Philadelphia Orchestra residency, composer Hannibal Lokumbe leads performances and discussion over three days in June. His goal, he says, is to "change the mindset of how people of color are seen in this land."

Curtis pianists win big at Van Cliburn competition
A graduate won the gold medal, and a current student took home the bronze and two other awards

Pennsylvania Ballet brings in interim leader
The company hopes to have a long-term leader in place before the end of the year.