Joseph Manko to be Honored at the 2018 Philadelphia Orchestra Opening Night

August 20, 2018

The Philadelphia Orchestra launches its 119th season, the seventh under Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, with the musical and social event that kick-starts the Philadelphia cultural season. The Opening Night Concert and Gala takes place on Thursday, September 13 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the 2018 Philadelphia Orchestra Award to Joseph Manko. The award pays tribute to the leadership and volunteer service both Joe and his late wife, Lynn, have provided to the Philadelphia Orchestra and Volunteer families. Joe and Lynn have long served as advocates for both the Orchestra’s work on stage in Verizon Hall as well as in the community. Of his relationship with the Orchestra, Joe has said, “An evening with the Orchestra was always a special night for Lynn and me. We loved to work together to share the beautiful music with the community and build new ambassadors for the organization. I know she would be very proud but humbled by this award.” 

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