Virtual Philadelphia Orchestra Learn: Week of May 18

VPO Learn

Percussion Panel Discussion

On May 19, Principal Timpani Don Liuzzi, Associate Principal Timpani Angela Zator Nelson, and Principal Percussion Christoper Deviney participated in a panel discussion on percussion.

Clarinet Master Class with Socrates Villegas

Watch our first Virtual Philadelphia Orchestra master class held entirely in Spanish! Clarinetist Socrates Villegas leads a master class for three Spanish-speaking students from the Yale School of Music, the Juilliard School of Music, and the National Conservatory of Music of Mexico.

Participating Students:

  • Juan Mendoza (Mexico), National Conservatory of Music of Mexico
    Copland Clarinet Concerto
  • Esteban Martínez (Dominican Republic), Yale School of Music
    Debussy Premiere Rhapsody
  • Héctor Noriega (Mexico), Juilliard School of Music
    Bernstein Clarinet Sonata


Pre-Concert Conversation with Ricardo Morales, Ernesto Tovar Torres, and Lina Gonzalez-Granados

On Thursday, May 21, the Virtual Philadelphia Orchestra featured a pre-concert conversation held entirely in Spanish with some of our Spanish-speaking colleagues at The Philadelphia Orchestra! Panelists included Principal Clarinet Ricardo Morales and horn player Ernesto Tovar Torres. The conversation was hosted by Conducting Fellow Lina Gonzalez-Granados.