Joyce DiDonato, Leah Hawkins, Joshua Hopkins & Nina Stemme Lead Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2024-25 Season

The Philadelphia Orchestra has announced its 2024-25 Season. Here is a look at the vocal performances for the season. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 with Joyce DiDonato as the featured soloist. Performance Dates: Oct. 3-5, 2024 Riccardo Muti conducts Verdi’s Requiem with soloists Juliana Grigoryan, Isabel De Paoli, Giovanni Sala, and Maharram Huseynov. Performance Dates: Oct. 24-26, {…}

American Federation of Musicians Files Charges Against Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center

The American Federation of Musicians, Local 77, has filed an unfair labor practice charge 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. According to a press release, the charge alleges that the Orchestra management has failed to bargain in good faith with {…}

Philadelphia Orchestra Management Derails Negotiations Ahead of Contract Expiration

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center, Inc.’s (POKC) management team have suddenly terminated negotiations before the Sept. 10 expiration of the Philadelphia Orchestra musicians’ union contract. According to a press release, “after bargaining all day Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, progress was being made toward a deal. On Friday evening, an agreement was made between the union and Orchestra management that {…}