Although Eugene Ormandy is best remembered for his forty-four-year tenure as music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra, for five years during the early 1930s he was conductor of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra. Ormandy worked hard to build the orchestra and improve its musicianship, and by 1936, through tours of the East and South and landmark recordings for RCA Victor, he had established an international reputation for the orchestra and positioned himself for his appointment in Philadelphia as Leopold Stokowski's successor.
free and open to the public (please show photo ID at entrance)
Join Chef Fritz Blank (Deux Cheminées) taking questions on cuisine, collecting cookbooks, and running a restaurant. Chef Blank retired to Thailand in 2007 after nearly thirty years as one of America's foremost French chefs. He is returning to Philadelphia to celebrate the gift of his culinary archive and library to Penn. A selection from his collection is included in the current exhibition Who's Coming to Dinner?.