Brahms: Symphony No. 2

Louis Langrée - Conductor

Juliette Kang - Violin

Kimberly Fisher - Violin

Midori - Violin


Schnittke - Moz-Art à la Haydn, for two violins and two small string orchestras

Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61


Brahms - Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

Thursday, November 3, 2016

8:00 pm Verizon Hall

The highly sought-after Louis Langrée, music director of Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival and the Cincinnati Symphony, makes his Philadelphia Orchestra debut with these performances, bringing his “classy artistry” (The New York Times) to Brahms’s Second Symphony. Utterly different from his First, this work was written quickly, in the summer of 1877, which may explain its largely cheerful mood. Audience favorite Midori returns to The Philadelphia Orchestra for the first time on subscription since 2007 with Beethoven’s mighty Violin Concerto, arguably the jewel in the crown of the violin repertoire. We open with Alfred Schnittke’s witty and theatrical mash-up; it’s a little Mozart, a little Haydn, and thoroughly modern music-making including untraditional staging and lighting. 

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