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Hidden from small

In the Spotlight

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June 04, 2019

Linda Forlini: In the Spotlight

A Monthly Profile of Orchestra Fans and Family

“We are the first voice you hear.”

April 01, 2019

Julie Coker Graham: In the Spotlight

A Monthly Profile of Orchestra Fans and Family

As president and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), Julie Coker Graham is keenly attuned to what makes a city special.

March 07, 2019

Adrienne Simpson: In the Spotlight

A Monthly Profile of Orchestra Fans and Family

When Philadelphia Orchestra Board of Directors member Adrienne Simpson says, “My life has been inundated by classical music,” she means it.

Her father, Eugene Thamon Simpson, started out a concert pianist and bass vocalist. While she was growing up in Glassboro, NJ, he was a chorale director and vocal instructor. “He married his favorite soprano!” says Adrienne, laughing.

January 03, 2019

Jane Kesson: In the Spotlight

A Monthly Profile of Orchestra Fans and Family

"If I didn’t know the facts, I wouldn’t have believed it!”

That’s how Cindi Pasceri describes her reaction to the news that her dear friend, the late Jane Kesson, had donated an astonishing $4.7 million to The Philadelphia Orchestra.

November 29, 2018

Matthew Fitzpatrick: In the Spotlight

A Monthly Profile of Orchestra Fans and Family

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s website touts its Campus Representative program as “a great way to get professional publicity and promotions experience while in college.”

But that’s not why Matthew Fitzpatrick decided to become a campus rep, starting last year. For one thing, the St. Joseph’s University senior is a math major, not a marketer.

October 30, 2018

Nancy Galloway: In the Spotlight

A Monthly Profile of Orchestra Fans and Family

As is true with so many of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s dedicated volunteers, newly installed President of the Orchestra Volunteer Committees Nancy Galloway got involved at the urging of a friend. Nancy started her own business, Custom Curtains, and one of her first clients was Dottebob Andes, the late, beloved force in Philadelphia charities for 40 years.

April 03, 2018

Robert Mortensen: In the Spotlight

A Monthly Profile of Orchestra Fans and Family

February 27, 2018

Kelly Lee: In the Spotlight

A Monthly Profile of Orchestra Fans and Family

January 30, 2018

Peter Benoliel: In the Spotlight

A Monthly Profile of Orchestra Fans and Family

January 03, 2018

Antoinette DuBiel: In the Spotlight

A Monthly Profile of Orchestra Fans and Family

If you’re a regular at the Kimmel Center, you probably know her by sight: a petite woman in a snappy uniform, with her light blonde hair stylishly coifed, and a smile bright enough to light the way to your seat.

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