Philadelphia Orchestra

Updated
1 Dec 2016

Founded in 1900, the Philadelphia Orchestra has distinguished itself as one of the world's leading orchestras. The orchestra presents a subscription season in Philadelphia each year from September to May, in addition to education and community partnership programs, and appears annually at Carnegie Hall. In 2010, the orchestra received Center support to present the first Philadelphia performances of works by Richard Danielpour and Bright Sheng. Danielpour's A Woman's Life was based on text by Maya Angelou and was co-commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony.