Philadelphia Orchestra

  1. 'Fantasia: Music Evolved' Wants Gamers Closer to Music, Features Bruno Mars, Queen and More

    June 04, 2013 2:33 PM EDT Disney Interactive and Harmonix have announced the upcoming release of “Fantasia: Music Evolved,” a new motion-responsive video game for Xbox One that reinvents the historic Fantasia brand. Developed by Harmonix, the gaming studio behind the &qu ...

  2. Marvin Hamlisch Remembrance: How His Landmark Music Penetrated The American Consciousness

    August 07, 2012 12:49 PM EDT Scott Joplin was a footnote in American musical history before Marvin Hamlisch got ahold of his ragtime music from the 1890s and early 20th century. Hamlisch arranged Joplin piano rags for "The Sting" to create a song-based score that co ...

  3. Marvin Hamlisch, Legendary Composer and Conductor, Dead at 68

    August 07, 2012 8:48 AM EDT (Photo by Len Price) Marvin Hamlisch, famed composer and conductor collapsed after a brief illness and died yesterday, his family announced. He was 68. Hamlisch, who won three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony, a Pulitzer and three Golden G ...

  4. Roadwork: This Week in Tours

    July 19, 2012 5:35 PM EDT Smooth sailing: With a show at the Mann Center for Performing Arts in Philadelphia alongside the Philadelphia Orchestra (July 19), American trumpeter Chris Botti embarks on a U.S. summer tour supporting his 2012 release, "Impressions" ( ...

  5. Cash-Starved Philly Orchestra Asks Public For Help

    May 19, 2011 7:38 AM EDT PHILADELPHIA - The financially troubled Philadelphia Orchestra is kicking off a new campaign aimed at rallying both classical music devotees and novices to support the ensemble by attending concerts and making donations. The "Listen with Your ...

  6. Philadelphia Orchestra to Declare Bankruptcy

    April 18, 2011 6:45 AM EDT The world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra, long considered one of the best in the nation, will be filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection - an apparent first in recent history for a major U.S. orchestra. Board chairman Richard Worley said memb ...

  7. Business Matters: Spotify, Citizen Cope, IODA and More

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Spotify CEO Daniel Ek tells BBC News a U.S. launch is ...

  8. 15 Million Hits Later, YouTube Symphony Makes Live Debut

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Even before they played their first note together, they were listed as one of the world's most inspiring orchestras. Part publicity stunt by its producers, part vanity trip by its participants, part opportunity to attract a younger crowd to c ...

  9. Bell Awarded Avery Fisher Prize

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Grammy Award winning violinist Joshua Bell was presented the 2007 Avery Fisher Prize, awarded for outstanding achievement and excellence in music, April 10 at New York's Lincoln Center. The violin virtuoso received a $75,000 honorarium and hi ...

  10. Four Dozen Orchestras Sign Landmark Agreement

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will make recording performances much easier. The tide seems to be turning for nearly fifty North American orchestras, most of whom have effectively been shut off from recording for years. Last night (Aug. 3), the American Federation of Musicians, ...