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Christmas in July: Tickets for 'A Christmas Story' musical, 'Nutcracker' and more for sale
7/8/21 The Patriot Ledger
It might still be flip-flop weather, but some local arts and entertainment organizations have announced their holiday programming.

Plymouth Philharmonic ready to roll with busy 2021-22 concert schedule
7/6/21 Wicked Local
“There is no expiration date on great music.” Translation: “Hold on to your tickets because we’ll be back bigger and better than before!”

Plymouth Orchestra says it's on with the show...maybe
6/26/20 The Boston Globe
The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra has released its concert schedule for 2020-21 with a season opener to be performed on the weekend of Oct. 3 and 4.

Plymouth Philharmonic getting set for a new season
6/22/20 The Patriot Ledger
The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra's upcoming season is scheduled, with a full lineup of concerts.

Plymouth Philharmonic’s offices move in pandemic
4/24/20 Wicked Local
Flexibility appears to be what the pandemic requires. The Phil is flexing accordingly.

The Phil opens its 104th season Sept. 28
9/22/19 Wicked Local
Those passages of Mozart, played with abandon and delirious perfection in the movie “Amadeus,” were performed by Ian Watson, of the world renowned Academy of Saint-Martin-in-the-Fields.

Phil Conductor Steven Karidoyanes logs 25th year
5/18/19 Wicked Local
The payphone was ringing. Steven Karidoyanes was conducting the Plymouth Philharmonic for his audition concert.

Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra to host Family Concert
3/5/19 Wicked Local
The Plymouth Philharmonic will host its Family Concert March 10 at Memorial Hall.

Plymouth Phil announces scholarship winner
3/5/2019 Wicked Local
The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra recently awarded a music scholarship to this year's recipient, Oskar Mundt, from Marshfield High School.

Area Pupils join Plymouth Philharmonic in concert
6/13/18 Wicked Local
The Phil received quite a bit of musical assistance from its young audience at Memorial Hall.

Editor's Notes: Better and better
5/26/18 Wicked Local
How does Phil Conductor Steven Karidoyanes do it? How does he improve on fabulous?

The Plymouth Philharmonic presents "Passions Unbound"
4/23/18 Wicked Local
There is nothing simple about a folk melody in the hands of Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky or Hungarian composer Erno Dohnanyi.

Plymouth Philharmonic's assets up four times 2014 numbers
4/9/18 Wicked Local
In the last four years, the Plymouth Philharmonic has expanded programming and shows, morphing from a lean financial profile to a significantly heftier one.
2/11/18 Wicked Local
Exposure is everything when you're a kid.  But what about when you're older?
Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra announces music scholarship winner
1/17/18 Wicked Local
The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra announced that Pembroke High School Student Sydney Alfano was awarded a music scholarship.
Plymouth responds to Great Halifax Explosion of 1917 with relief for Nova Scotia
12/6/17 Wicked Local
All eyes were focused on the harbor that day.  That was a big mistake.
Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra Holiday Pops concerts Dec. 9-10
12/4/17 Wicked Local
As the saying goes, what's old is new again.  And fun.
The Phil: Music Immersion Program concert evokes explosive applause
6/13/17 Wicked Local
Plymouth Philharmonic Conductor Steven Karidoyanes leaned forward to show Alice Duffy how to use the baton, while more than a thousand of her classmates watched. "Are you excited or nervous?" he asked.
The Phil: Kim Corben trumpets successful state of the orchestra
3/29/17 Wicked Local
Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra Executive Director Kim Corben said changes to the organization in the past few years have paved the way for success.
Phil Family Concert all about the children
3/6/17 Wicked Local
A lucky audience will spring forward March 12 and sit back to enjoy an inspiring hour of music at Plymouth's Memorial Hall, as the Plymouth Philharmonic unfurls its Family Concert.
A Musical Legacy
6/10/16 South Shore Living
1/2016 Symphony Magazine
12/2015 South Shore Living
Steven Karidoyanes has been the conductor of the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra for the past 22 years.  The orchestra is celebrating its 100th anniversary this season.
The Plymouth Philharmonic turns 100 this year, and to commemorate the occasion, Judy Fosdick, Phil board member and dispenser of good will, has written a book about the Phil and all its glory over the last century titled "100 Seasons -- The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra 1913-1915."
10/24/2015 The Boston Globe
10/21/2015 The Patriot Ledger
The Plymouth Philharmonic kicks off its 100th season with a celebration concert this weekend.
The Phil: Opening night concert celebrates orchestra's 100th anniversary with world premiere of 'Dreamtime Ancestors'
9/29/15 The Enterprise
The Phil is turning 100, and a top-tier American symphonic composer has written music specifically for this momentous occasion.
8/24/2014 Old Colony Memorial
Sometimes you are saved by a bell.  Sometimes the bell is out to get you.
3/18/2014 Old Colony Memorial
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.
2/24/2014 Old Colony Memorial
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.
12/1/2013 Old Colony Memorial
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.
10/31/2013 Old Colony Memorial
With a name like Keys, perhaps it's no wonder Michael Keys wound up connected with the Plymouth Philharmonic.
9/24/2013 Old Colony Memorial
Plymouth Philharmonic Conductor and Music Director Steven Karidoyanes is celebrating his 20th year leading the orchestra.
5/28/2013 Old Colony Memorial
Karen Paul is the office administrator for the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, lovingly referred to as the Phil.
4/16/2013 Old Colony Memorial
Steve and Leslie Gayner are Plymouth Philharmonic volunteers.
3/26/2013 Old Colony Memorial
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.
10/11/11 Wicked Local
Much to the delight of his family and friends, 28-year old composer Matthew Sorensen will the star of yet another Plymouth Philharmonic concert--this one set for opening night, October 15, when the Phil will perform Sorensen's Overture: Sonata in Sea.
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.
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