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The Phil In the News
Sometimes you are saved by a bell.  Sometimes the bell is out to get you.
At just 10 years old Bridget Campbell has already sung with the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra twice as a member of the Plymouth Children's Choir.  She is also a member of the South Shore Conservatory chorus, Pure Treble, and sings in an all-town chorus, the PPS Elementary Honors Choir, slated to perform April 12.
Paul and Petie Blanchard are the dynamic couple behind the Edgar & Pauline Main Family Foundation, which has played a significant role in supporting the Plymouth Philharmonic, or the Phil, as it is affectionately known.  We talked to Paul and Petie about their roles with the Phil and why they love this Plymouth institution.
Casting directors know that having a great show is just not enough.  The players have to have charisma and chemistry when you throw them all together.  Like a skilled casting director, Plymouth Philharmonic Past President John Stanton is credited for doing just that.
With a name like Keys, perhaps it's no wonder Michael Keys wound up connected with the Plymouth Philharmonic.
Plymouth Philharmonic Conductor and Music Director Steven Karidoyanes is celebrating his 20th year leading the orchestra.
Karen Paul is the office administrator for the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, lovingly referred to as the Phil.
Steve and Leslie Gayner are Plymouth Philharmonic volunteers.
Plymouth Philharmonic Board of Trustees Vice President Deborah Pratt, of Middleboro, has been an active supporter of The Phil for years.
Israel Isidore Beilin was born in Belarus, Russia--an unfortunate fate because he happened to be Jewish.
Zac West was as surprised as anyone about what happened when he picked up a clarinet in middle school.
Georg Friedrich Handel’s father wasn’t supportive of his son’s obsession with music; he wanted him to study law.
Back at the North Pole, the elves are hammering out toys and, now, digital gifts at a frantic pace as Christmas looms.
Placement is often as important as content.
Ann Pizer, who play viola, has performed with the Plymouth Philharmonic for 34 years.
The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra has named Cyndy Dorchester, of Whitman, the 2012-2013 Volunteer of the Year.
Elias Karidoyanes had just gotten off the boat from Greece and had his feet planted firmly on American soil.
Actress and author Marianne Leone is one the area's boasting rights.
Amanda Carr wrestles jazz into submission, slides into rock like so much water and leaps effortlessly into folk as if she were born to it.
Research shows that musicians tend to do better academically than their non-musical peers--particularly in math and science.
Power is good. Mix it with glory and you’ve got quite the combo.
Plymouth Philharmonic double bassist Ira Schaefer has been with the orchestra for 11 years and is married to a fellow Phil musician, Laura Schaefer.
Future musicians lined up for a go at their favorite instruments during the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra’s annual family concert, “Rising Stars Showcase,” on Sunday afternoon.
A 100-member children’s chorus, a renowned flutist who is only 18, great music, and all in a little more than an hour.
It's easy to tear up when you listen to the mother-daughter team of Plymouth Philharmonic Cellists Toni Rapier and Bonnie Harlow.
You wear many different hats with the Phil.
Plymouth Philharmonic Percussionist Paul Gross makes it look easy, but he leads the Phil's rhythm section into the dizzying heights of musical masterpieces.
Plymouth Philharmonic trumpeter Ron Sylvester and violinist Sue Sylvester have been playing together for years.  We asked them a few questions about the secret of their success and why the Plymouth Philharmonic is such an important part of their lives.
She grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia, moved to Palo Alto, Calif., then to Belfast, Ireland.  After that, it was back to Halifax before moving to Toronto, then to Washington, D.C., then back to Halifax.
Connecting Boston's South Shore through music in the following Massachusetts and New England cities and towns:
Abington, Boston, Bridgewater, Carver, Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanover, Hanson, Halifax, Hingham, Kingston, Lakeville,
Marion, Marshfield, Middleborough, Norwell, Pembroke, Plympton, Rockland, Scituate, Wareham, Weymouth, and Whitman.
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Denise Maccaferri