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Concerts

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February 26, 2008 In an act of symphonic diplomacy, the orchestra pays a visit to the North Korean capital.

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June 15, 2006 The Philadelphia Orchestra performs the Beethoven's ninth and final symphony.

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June 14, 2006 The Eighth continued his trend of retreating to classical styles in even-numbered symphonies.

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June 13, 2006 First performed to benefit Viennese soldiers, the Seventh Symphony was embraced for its beauty.

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June 12, 2006 Beethoven publicly declared the Sixth Symphony's "extramusical" purpose: an expression of nature.

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June 9, 2006 Beethoven's Fifth, once overshadowed by the "Eroica," has become one of his best-known works.

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June 8, 2006 Beethoven's Fourth Symphony is often overshadowed by the more dynamic Third and Fifth symphonies.

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June 7, 2006 Beethoven's Third Symphony, a turning point in music history, was long and technically challenging.

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June 6, 2006 During this piece's composition, Beethoven began to acknowledge the deterioration of his hearing.

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June 5, 2006 Beethoven's First Symphony, dedicated to Baron Gottfried Van Swieten, came at age 29.

News

The late conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch, captured in rehearsals for a recording of Wagner's Die Meistersinger.

February 25, 2013 A conductor formed in postwar Germany had a surprising late-life renaissance in the U.S.

Turkish-born pianist Fazil Say, who has been indicted for "insulting religious values."

June 1, 2012 An indictment in Istanbul, Wagner in Israel and a possible Putin protest in St. Petersburg.

The natty, 'Vogue'-ready Charlie Siem.

September 2, 2011 A model violinist, a disrupted concert and the week's classical links.

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May 13, 2011 Early recordings streaming for free, Springing for Music and the latest from Philadelphia.

Chief conductor Charles Dutoit presides over a financially troubled Philadelphia Orchestra.

April 18, 2011 On Saturday, orchestra board members voted for Chapter 11 reorganization.

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The 111-year-old Philadelphia Orchestra is facing crippling deficits.

April 15, 2011 The 111-year-old orchestra may decide Saturday morning to reorganize under Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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February 26, 2008 In an act of symphonic diplomacy, the orchestra pays a visit to the North Korean capital.

February 25, 2008 The group is slated to perform Wagner, Dvorak and Gershwin for the historic occasion.

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May 7, 2005 An independent label in Finland will distribute a new series of live symphonic recordings.

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September 15, 2006 Carol Jantsch, 21, is the first woman to be a principal tuba player in a top U.S. orchestra.

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Yannick Nezet-Seguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra, in concert at Carnegie Hall.

January 17, 2013 The famed "Philadelphia Sound" comes to New York in music by Ravel and Shostakovich.

NPR Artist Directory

Chopin

Frederic Chopin

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Gillian Welch

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Spoon

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Bon Iver

Bon Iver

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Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus

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Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

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Wye Oak

Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

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M.I.A.

M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

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