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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra

Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra
P.O. Box 3174
508-746-8008

Mission

The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, a professional orchestral ensemble, presents a wide range of live music and educational programs to people of all ages and backgrounds on the South Shore of Massachusetts.
 
Vision

The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra aspires to be the recognized leader of the performing arts on the South Shore.
 
Core Values

The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra is committed to the following core values:

Artistic Excellence - maintaining an unwavering commitment to performing at the highest standards.

Community - serving as a cultural resource and bringing people together to share in the enjoyment of live musical entertainment.

Expansive Repertoire - ranging from classical to popular to family concerts.

Music Education - presenting programs that nurture a life-long appreciation of music.

Sustainability - ensuring the long-term financial stability of the orchestra.


Recent News

Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra News - April 1, 2021

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Love Is In The Orchestra

Check out the February issue of our digital magazine! Did you know our orchestra is full of LOVE? Three pairs of Phil musicians share what it's like being a COUPLE playing in the same orchestra. And, as a special treat, each perform a fabulous DUET…

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Happy Birthday to the Phil!

Every December, on the heels of some of the busiest days of the year for most of us, the Phil quietly celebrates another birthday. Like a dear friend who doesn’t make a fuss, the anniversary of the very first Phil concert slips by quietly…

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Welcome To The December Issue Of Our Digital Magazine!

It's our Holiday Issue--and we have a holiday gift for you on page 37. Hint: Something special is happening on Christmas Eve at 7 pm. This issue is FULL of videos and music from our recent virtual event, including a replay of the music-filled…

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An Evening with Sons of Serendip to Benefit the Phil

This coming Saturday night An Evening with Sons of Serendip to benefit the Phil Saturday, December 12 from 6-9 pm Our host for the evening, Steven Karidoyanes Steven Karidoyanes treats us to an evening of nonstop seasonal music & celebration!…

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Our New Digital Magazine Is Here!

Welcome to our new digital magazine! We are so excited to take you behind the scenes with fresh stories from our musicians and the many people who have a connection to the Phil! Enjoy this interactive experience with pictures, videos + music clips!…

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We Are Still Here

Thank you for playing an important part. Music Connects Us The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra has played on through times of prosperity and times of uncertainty for over a century. Without doubt, these are very uncertain times, and we need your…

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra News - It's Time for Plan W

I’ve always had a Plan B. In business. In life. Now, about 6 months and 200 days into the pandemic, we’ve passed Plan P (for Pivot and Postpone) and landed at Plan U (for Undo Everything and Start All Over Again). Since March, each new…

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra News - July 2018

New Season Brochure What a July 4th! A beautiful evening at the waterfront made a perfect backdrop for the Phil's 4th of July concert! With meteorologist, Mike Wankum, reading excerpts from the Declaration of Independence, how could the weather…

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra News - November 2017

Enjoy recent concert photos! What a flavorful evening! Please enjoy these moments from our last concert captured by photographer, Denise Maccaferri. Holiday Pops Weekend December 9 & 10 A healthy serving of much-loved holiday music is in…

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra News - Into the Shark Tank

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra News - October 2017

Opening Night Photos What a night! Thank you to the 900+ people who joined us for our opening night concert! Please enjoy these moments captured by photographer, Denise Maccaferri. Pairing of Spain & Italy on October 28 Our October 28th…

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra - Dance Evolution: Sleeping Beauty Meets West Side Story

Steven Karidoyanes, Conductor South Shore Conservatory's Bay Youth Symphony, Phaedre Sassano, director ARTURO MARQUEZ Danzon No. 2 TCHAIKOVSKY Sleeping Beauty, Suite Op. 66a KARIDOYANES Café Neon: Fantasy on Greek Songs and Dances BERNSTEIN…

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra Newsletter - October 2016

Opening Night Photos! Over 900 people joined us for our opening night concert! Please enjoy these moments captured by photographer, Denise Maccaferri. Mozart & Beethoven together November 5th: The Heroic Symphony on November 5th brings two…

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra Newsletter - September 2016

Opening Night Concert! Our opening night features a program of cosmic proportion with Gustav Holst’s popular suite, The Planets. The 67 members of the Wellesley College Chorus lend their wordless voices in a special way during, Neptune, the…

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra Newsletter - July 2016

Take us with you! With more and more people using a smartphone or tablet to check email and surf the web, we've made it easier to connect with the Phil! Our new mobile-friendly website (thanks, Webfodder!) makes navigation and ticket buying…

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Help Put Us Over The Top!

Because of you, the Phil is finishing its 100th season on a high note! We have until June 30th to raise $9,000 to meet our fundraising goal for the year. If everyone who receives this email donates $25 today, we will reach our goal in no time. …

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra Newsletter - May 2016

Enjoy photos from our Regions of Wonder concert! Photographer, Denise Maccaferri, captured the power of the High School Choral Consortium when they joined the Phil. Enjoy the full photo gallery! Our recent gala raised important funds for the Phil…

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra Newsletter - April 2016

Countdown to the party! You can still bid or buy raffle tickets! AUCTION ITEM: HANDMADE VIOLIN Violin lessons, plus tickets to Duxbury Music Festival 1930s violin, hand-made by Plymouth luthier, Roger Sturtevant Kellen.  This gorgeous violin…

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Countdown To The Celebration -- 10 Days To Go!

Countdown to the party! Can't attend?  No problem. You can still bid or buy raffle tickets! AUCTION ITEM: GUEST CONDUCTOR AT HOLIDAY POPS 2016 Conduct the Phil's Holiday Pops on December 10 or 11, 2016!  Includes 2 premium seats to the concert,…

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Family Concert - Come Bang a Drum

Family Concert: Put that youthful spring in your step at our Family Concert on Sunday afternoon at Memorial Hall, Plymouth.  100-plus children will sing Be Our Guest from Disney's Beauty and the Beast, a 15-year old pianist will wow with a piano…

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra Newsletter - December 2015

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How You Can Be Part of Giving Tuesday

December 1 Giving Tuesday Next Tuesday a generous family will match your gift to the Phil. Learn more about Giving Tuesday and double your impact this year! Can't wait until Tuesday? Donate now (it will still be…

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra News - November 2, 2015

A handful of music: Steven Karidoyanes wants this one on the island with him. During a recent interview, Steven Karidoyanes revealed that Dances from Galanta by Zoltan Kodaly, which will be performed at the Phil's Nov. 7th concert, is one of his…

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra Newsletter - October 2015

Thank you for making opening night a special one -- see the photos! Our opening night concert featured special pre-concert events, a world premiere performance, and some very special moments. Enjoy this wonderful photo gallery by photographer,…

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra Celebrating 100 Years 2015/16 Season

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Gala of Giving

This year's theme is Music, Movement & Masterpieces!  Here's the masterpiece...Renoir's Les Parapluies It's the inspiration for the dance team from Newfield House!  Prepare to be inspired as our four dance team bring art to life through…

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra News - March 23, 2015

Does the beat sound familiar? Cuba exported this music and the world was never the same.   What famous knight's story includes a ballet?   Which musical instrument's name means "little drum?" Charbrier's exposure to Cuban influences in Spain lead…

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Family Concert at Plymouth Memorial Hall

Sunny skies in Plymouth on Sunday! Catch that sunny feel at our Family Concert on Sunday afternoon at Memorial Hall, Plymouth. 110 kids will sing Gershwin and Copland and a 14-year old pianist will play a Beethoven Concerto! It's a musical…

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra News - February 25, 2015

The Phil announces new scholarship for high school students in Plymouth County The Phil has established a new scholarship to be awarded next fall to a deserving high school junior who plans a future in music. The $2,500. award will help defray the…

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra News - January 29, 2015

Give your Valentine the gift of music. Good toward any Phil concert. Order your gift card online. Easy. Our very affordable, fun, family-oriented annual event is coming! Family Concert   Sunday, March 8th - 3 PM   Hands-on instrument…

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Opening Night - Sonic Treasures

Featuring: Joseph Scheer Concertmaster, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra TCHAIKOVSKY Overture-Fantasy: Romeo & Juliet JOHN WILLIAMS Three Pieces from Schindler’s List SMETANA The Moldau (Vltava) GLAZUNOV Violin Concerto Fun facts…

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Holiday Pops!

Bring an unwrapped toy and join us for the annual "March of the Toys" charity toy drive during the performance. Featuring: Amanda Carr, vocalist Jordan Rich, narrator Schedule: Steven Karidoyanes, conducting December 13, 2014 at 3PM…

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G. Herbert Clarke Award Presented at Recent Bravo Breakfast

The Plymouth Philharmonic was founded in 1913 by Kingston violin teacher, G. Herbert Clarke. This award, named in his honor, celebrates the work of an individual who has gone above and beyond to help make the Phil what it is today. Paula Harris,…

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Amadeus, Amadeus!

MOZART      Marriage of Figaro Overture MOZART      Concerto for Flute & Harp                      Franziska Huhn, harp                      Sergio Pallottelli, flute MOZART      Eine kleine nachtmusik  (A…

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra News - October 9, 2014

How does one sword fight with a pair of cymbals? Every orchestra has one, but what is the role of the concertmaster?   Which piece of music is Steven Karidoyanes most frequently asked to conduct? When William Shakespeare penned his tragic play,…

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra News - August 26, 2014

Don't miss Opening Night on Saturday, October 18th! Our Opening Night concert is entitled Sonic Treasures, and for good reason.  Tchaikovsky's fiery Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture and Smetana's evocative The Moldau, two of the symphonic…

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra News - May 27, 2014

You can make a difference! This season, hundreds of students experienced the thrill of participating in a live performance! The Phil is proud of the many programs that have grown over the years - the choral consortium is just one of the ways we…

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra News - March 26, 2014

Who is the only female composer listed on the granite wall at the Hatch Shell?   What do you get when you mix a hoedown with an orchestra?   Leonard Bernstein's fondness for which instrument is evident in his Chichester Psalms? During a time when…

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra News - March 05, 2014

A simple phone call leads to special opportunity for hundreds of students. Inspiration comes in a variety of forms. As the Phil's Music Director and Conductor Steven Karidoyanes reflects, "When the phone call came in the late 1990s, I had no idea…

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra News - February 21, 2014

The Plymouth Children's Chorus joins us Eight years ago, the Phil and Plymouth Public School music educators established the Plymouth Children's Chorus. This special group of select 4th and 5th graders, over 100 delightful voices, will join the…

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra News - February 12, 2014

Gala of Giving Thank you to everyone who attended and supported this year's Gala of Giving, our biggest fundraiser of the year. It was a fantastic night made possible by many amazing volunteers, supporters, dancers, sponsors, and guests. You can…

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The Gala of Giving Presents Havana Nights

Plymouth Philharmonic, South Shore & Old Colony Elder Services Presents The Gala of Giving Support these great organizations that help make the South Shore a great place to live, work and play. The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra and the…

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra News - January 23, 2014

The Gala of Giving presents: Havana Nights February 8, 2014 at 6 pm to 11 pm Indian Pond Country Club, Kingston Join us for our biggest fundraising event of the year!  We hope you can join us for an evening of great food, live music, and…

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra News - December 30, 2013

100 years ago December 30, 2013! Raise your glass On December 28, 1913, the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra played its first-ever concert.   Wherever you are, please join us in a virtual toast to those who came before us and gave the community…

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra News - December 6, 2013

Buy Your Tickets December 6, 2013! Holiday Pops Selling Out! Please don't delay! We are down to a few hundred seats across our three Holiday Pops concerts!   Join us on Saturday, December 14th at 3 pm or 8 pm, or Sunday, December 15th at 3 pm.…

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra News - October 15, 2013

Our next concert will be at Plymouth North's New Performing Arts Center Classically Romantic Saturday, November 2nd, 8 PM Join us as Steven Karidoyanes conducts the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra at the new Performing Arts Center at Plymouth…

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra News - September 30, 2013

Gershwin's An American in Paris makes one wonder: How do you tune a taxi horn?   What famous gal inspired John Williams' Liberty Fanfare?   Will there be a nightingale singing in Memorial Hall on Opening Night? Gershwin's An American In…

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra News - September 17, 2013

Opening Night  Celebration Concert Saturday, October 5th, 8 PM Memorial Hall Celebrate with us on Opening Night!  We're rolling out the party tables and putting a brass band in the balcony!   It's Steven Karidoyanes' 20th…

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra News - August 28, 2013

Save the Date! Opening Night Celebration Concert Saturday, October 5th at 8 pm in Memorial Hall Click here to buy Opening Night Tickets Thanks for Spending Tuesdays with Us! This summer's free outdoor concerts were a success! Thanks to our…

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra News - June 11, 2013

Free Outdoor Concerts This Summer   Tuesdays evenings with the Phil July 23 & 30 August 6 & 13 We are pleased to announce a free outdoor summer concert series, a collaboration with the South Shore YMCA in Hanover. Join us to hear the…

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Phil's 12th Annual Golf Tournament

Please follow the link below to reserve your spot in our golf tournament before we are sold out!  This great event is open to everyone.  All proceeds support concert and educational programming of the Plymouth Philharmonic.  Help keep…

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The French Collection At The Memorial Hall

The Season's All-French Affair: The French Collection Plus, some fun facts about the musical selections! Hector Berlioz's wrote Fantastic Symphony to gain the attention of a Parisian actress. Today, this symphony continues to deliver a truly…

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The Phil's Gala Auction Preview

The Phil's annual gala is this Saturday night.   We have over 300 people coming. Hope to see you there.   But, just in case you can't make it, let us bid at the live auction for you.   There are some amazing items! Click the…

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra News - December 13, 2012

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Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra News - November 20, 2012

All Aboard the South Shore Polar Express! The South Shore Polar Express brings the magic of Christmas to the local area.  This special one-hour journey is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Plymouth and will depart from the Kingston MBTA Station…

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