Meet the biggest string instrument we have! While violins and cellos are easy to notice, the bass section is always at the back of the stage. Join us and meet one of our bass players, Nathaniel West, and learn all about that bass!
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
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.