In addition to glittery guest performers, the Academy of Music Anniversary concert each year imports a host of some import, and this year's talking tour guide to the evening is actor David Morse.
Morse, 58, has had parts in Dancer in the Dark, The Negotiator, The Green Mile, Disturbia, The Long Kiss Goodnight, The Crossing Guard, The Rock, Extreme Measures, 12 Monkeys, 16 Blocks, and Hounddog. He is a regular on HBO's Treme. You might remember him as Mike Olshansky, the former Philadelphia police officer who turned to driving a cab in the television movie Hack. He now lives in the Philadelphia area, according to a Philadelphia Orchestra spokeswoman.
The Academy of Music Anniversary Concert and Ball this year is Jan. 28. Musical performers are Yo-Yo Ma, Diana Krall, conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and, of course, the Philadelphia Orchestra.