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It's summer camp season, which may call to mind Allan Sherman's popular parody, "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh,” —inspired by letters sent home from overnight camp by the comedian's son. The song hit No. 2 on Billboard's "Hot 100" list in the summer of 1963 and won a Grammy Award for Comedy in '64.

The 150th Anniversary of Paul Dukas

Apr 1, 2015

On Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection, Saturday, April 4th, 5-6 pm... There’s one Paul Dukas work that overshadows everything else he wrote, and that’s a shame because there’s much more to him, the 150th anniversary of whose birth is in 2015, than that.

It was 100 years ago that Leopold Stokowski, a young, up-and-coming conductor, became the music director of The Philadelphia Orchestra - transforming the ensemble, practically overnight, into a world-class organization. In his 28 years in Philadelphia, Stokowski presented American premieres of countless works, and was responsible for many “firsts” - from the first electrical recording, to the first commercially sponsored radio broadcast (1929), to the first series of concerts for children.