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News ― October 6th 2020

The Philadelphia Orchestra has been named Gramophone’s Orchestra of the Year 2020, celebrating collaborative music-making at the highest level.

This coveted award, decided entirely by international public vote from a pool of ten renowned orchestras from around the world, was presented to The Philadelphia Orchestra during a special online ceremony of the Gramophone Classical Music Awards, streamed live today on gramophone.co.uk and medici.tv. “It is an extraordinary honor to be named Gramophone Orchestra of the Year, particularly during this moment in time, when the connection to our fans is more important than ever,” said Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor


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