The Philadelphia Orchestra is an American symphony orchestra, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. One of the "Big Five" American orchestras, the orchestra is based at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, where it performs its subscription concerts, numbering over 130 annually, in Verizon Hall.
From its founding until 2001, the Philadelphia Orchestra gave its concerts at the Academy of Music. The orchestra continues to own the Academy, and returns there one week per year for the Academy of Music's annual gala concert and concerts for school children. The Philadelphia Orchestra's summer home is the Mann Center for the Performing Arts. It also has summer residencies at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and since July 2007 at the Bravo! Vail Valley Festival in Vail, Colorado. The orchestra also performs an annual series of concerts at Carnegie Hall. From its earliest days the orchestra has been active in the recording studio, making extensive numbers of recordings, primarily for RCA Victor and Columbia Records.
Past BBC Events
Proms 2011: Prom 72: Philadelphia Orchestra & Janine Jansen
Proms 2006: Prom 67
Proms 2006: Prom 66
Proms 1995: Prom 44
Proms 1995: Prom 43
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Music to get you up in the morning
Perfect three part harmony?
Neptune, the Mystic
Headphone mix of Mahler's 3rd Symphony
Paul Lewis: how can life shape the way we hear music?
Claire Booth: is the scherzo from Bruckner's 8th Symphony in 3/4 or 6/8?
Beethoven: Symphony No 7 in A major – excerpt (Prom 74)
Brahms: Variations on the St Anthony Chorale, Op 56a – excerpt (Prom 74)
Sir Simon Rattle on orchestras and fine wines