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Philadelphia Orchestra dives in with a streaming music service

October 25, 2016

Move over, Spotify and Deezer: There’s a new digital portal for classical music – “Orchestra on Demand” – and it’s all Philadelphian, all the time. Launched Monday by the Philadelphia Orchestra, the website offers a sprinkling of concerts from current and past seasons, dating back to Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s inaugural 2012-13 season as music director. Additional content includes concerts by former music director Wolfgang Sawallisch.

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Source: Philly.com

Orchestra board OK’s new contract; players play pop-up concerts all over town

October 5, 2016

Musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra fanned out across the region Tuesday, chatting up fans, playing in string quartets and wind quintets, and doing a little damage control. Late Tuesday afternoon, the orchestra board unanimously put its official stamp on the three-year labor deal that ended last weekend’s brief strike. Musicians voted Sunday, 73-11, to accept the deal, and the union leadership is expected to approve it Wednesday.

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Source: Philly.com