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The Philadelphia Orchestra kicks off 2010-11 cultural season in spectacular fashion with Opening Night Concert and Gala

August 23, 2010

Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit and The Philadelphia Orchestra, who are celebrating 30 magnificent years of musical collaboration together in 2010, kick off Philadelphia’s cultural season with the Opening Concert and Gala of the Orchestra’s 111th season on Thursday, September 23, 2010, at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Maestro Dutoit, who will be recognized during the evening for his three decades of inspired music-making with the Orchestra, begins his third season as chief conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra with a program that places a jewel of the violin repertoire against a backdrop of dazzling orchestral showpieces. Renowned violinist and multiple Grammy Award-winner Joshua Bell joins Maestro Dutoit and the Fabulous Philadelphians as soloist.