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7:30 PM

Philadelphia Voices

7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Westminster Symphonic Choir - Chorus
Joe Miller - Director
Keystone State Boychoir - Chorus
Pennsylvania Girlchoir - Chorus
Steven M. Fisher - Artistic Director
Sister Cities Girlchoir - Chorus
Alysia Lee - Artistic Director
Bernstein - Chichester Psalms
Machover - Philadelphia Voices
INTERMISSION -
Musorgsky - Pictures from an Exhibition

Tod Machover has been called “America’s most wired composer.” In this collaborative Philadelphia Orchestra commission, he creates a piece infused with sounds and voices contributed by Philadelphians.

 
2:00 PM

Philadelphia Voices

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Westminster Symphonic Choir - Chorus
Joe Miller - Director
Keystone State Boychoir - Chorus
Pennsylvania Girlchoir - Chorus
Steven M. Fisher - Artistic Director
Sister Cities Girlchoir - Chorus
Alysia Lee - Artistic Director
Bernstein - Chichester Psalms
Machover - Philadelphia Voices
INTERMISSION -
Musorgsky - Pictures from an Exhibition

MIT professor and inventor of new technology for music Tod Machover has been called “America's most wired composer.” In this crowd-sourced Philadelphia Orchestra commission, he creates a piece infused with sounds and voices contributed by today's Philadelphians. Inspired by the hundreds of thousands who sang in unison on the Parkway during the visit of Pope Francis in 2015, and reflecting the Orchestra's deep relationship with, and commitment to, its city and community, this work will represent Philadelphia Voices in the truest sense. The Chichester Psalms, setting psalms in their original Hebrew, is one of Bernstein's most overtly religious works and an exquisite choral plea for peace. We conclude with Musorgsky's Pictures from an Exhibition in Ravel's orchestration, a glorious showcase of the Philadelphia Sound.

These performances are made possible in part by the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.


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8:00 PM

Philadelphia Voices

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Westminster Symphonic Choir - Chorus
Joe Miller - Director
Keystone State Boychoir - Chorus
Pennsylvania Girlchoir - Chorus
Steven M. Fisher - Artistic Director
Sister Cities Girlchoir - Chorus
Alysia Lee - Artistic Director
Bernstein - Chichester Psalms
Machover - Philadelphia Voices
INTERMISSION -
Musorgsky - Pictures from an Exhibition

MIT professor and inventor of new technology for music Tod Machover has been called “America's most wired composer.” In this crowd-sourced Philadelphia Orchestra commission, he creates a piece infused with sounds and voices contributed by today's Philadelphians. Inspired by the hundreds of thousands who sang in unison on the Parkway during the visit of Pope Francis in 2015, and reflecting the Orchestra's deep relationship with, and commitment to, its city and community, this work will represent Philadelphia Voices in the truest sense. The Chichester Psalms, setting psalms in their original Hebrew, is one of Bernstein's most overtly religious works and an exquisite choral plea for peace. We conclude with Musorgsky's Pictures from an Exhibition in Ravel's orchestration, a glorious showcase of the Philadelphia Sound.

These performances are made possible in part by the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.


These concerts will be LiveNote enabled.

 
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7:30 PM

Rachmaninoff Live!

7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Daniil Trifonov - Piano
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2
INTERMISSION -
Bartók - Concerto for Orchestra

Yannick, Daniil Trifonov, and The Philadelphia Orchestra: It’s a dream team of Rachmaninoff specialists. Following the Grammy-nominated Deutsche Grammophon recording Rachmaninoff Variations and Trifonov’s critically acclaimed subscription debut performing the Piano Concerto No. 4, the young Russian superstar returns to perform and record live the composer’s gorgeous and popular Second and Third concertos. Come twice to hear both masterpieces paired with Bartók’s most famous work, which gives each section of the orchestra a turn in the spotlight. Plus, be a part of a Philadelphia Orchestra live recording!

 
2:00 PM

Rachmaninoff Live!

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Daniil Trifonov - Piano
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2
INTERMISSION -
Bartók - Concerto for Orchestra

Yannick, Daniil Trifonov, and The Philadelphia Orchestra: It’s a dream team of Rachmaninoff specialists. Following the Grammy-nominated Deutsche Grammophon recording Rachmaninoff Variations and Trifonov’s critically acclaimed subscription debut performing the Piano Concerto No. 4, the young Russian superstar returns to perform and record live the composer’s gorgeous and popular Second and Third concertos. Come twice to hear both masterpieces paired with Bartók’s most famous work, which gives each section of the orchestra a turn in the spotlight. Plus, be a part of a Philadelphia Orchestra live recording!

 
8:00 PM

Rachmaninoff Live!

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Daniil Trifonov - Piano
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 3
INTERMISSION -
Bartók - Concerto for Orchestra

Yannick, Daniil Trifonov, and The Philadelphia Orchestra: It’s a dream team of Rachmaninoff specialists. Following the Grammy-nominated Deutsche Grammophon recording Rachmaninoff Variations and Trifonov’s critically acclaimed subscription debut performing the Piano Concerto No. 4, the young Russian superstar returns to perform and record live the composer’s gorgeous and popular Second and Third concertos. Come twice to hear both masterpieces paired with Bartók’s most famous work, which gives each section of the orchestra a turn in the spotlight. Plus, be a part of a Philadelphia Orchestra live recording!

 
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2:00 PM

Rachmaninoff Live!

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Daniil Trifonov - Piano
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 3
INTERMISSION -
Bartók - Concerto for Orchestra

Yannick, Daniil Trifonov, and The Philadelphia Orchestra: It’s a dream team of Rachmaninoff specialists. Following the Grammy-nominated Deutsche Grammophon recording Rachmaninoff Variations and Trifonov’s critically acclaimed subscription debut performing the Piano Concerto No. 4, the young Russian superstar returns to perform and record live the composer’s gorgeous and popular Second and Third concertos. Come twice to hear both masterpieces paired with Bartók’s most famous work, which gives each section of the orchestra a turn in the spotlight. Plus, be a part of a Philadelphia Orchestra live recording!

 
 
 
7:30 PM

John Williams in Concert

7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
John Williams - Conductor (second half only)
Williams - A Hymn to New England
Williams - Suite from JFK
Williams - Tuba Concerto
Williams - “Swashbuckler” (The Adventures of Mutt), from The Adventures of Indiana Jones
Williams - A Child’s Tale: Suite from The BFG
Williams - Selections from Harry Potter
Williams - Theme from Sabrina
Williams - “The Rebellion Is Reborn,” from The Last Jedi
Williams - “Rey’s Theme,” from Suite from The Force Awakens
Williams - “Main Title,” from Star Wars

Mr. Williams returns to Verizon Hall once again in this special one-night-only concert, curated specifically to celebrate the connection Mr. Williams shares with our Fabulous Philadelphians and Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève.

 
7:30 PM

Prokofiev and Ravel

7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Vadim Repin - Violin
Connesson - Flammenschrift
Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No. 1
INTERMISSION -
Strauss - Death and Transfiguration
Ravel - La Valse

We were delighted to learn that our Artist-in-Residence Hilary Hahn is expecting her second child in spring 2018. As Hilary welcomes her new addition to the family, she must withdraw from this performance of Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1. We wish Hilary and her family the best during this exciting time.

We are deeply grateful that renowned violinist Vadim Repin has agreed to perform in place of Hilary Hahn. The program will take place as scheduled. 

Also on the program, Maestro Denève offers another Philadelphia premiere from Guillaume Connesson, his Flammenschrift (Flaming Letters), a tribute to German music. Equally worthy of tribute: Richard Strauss's spiritual Death and Transfigurationand Ravel's whirling La Valse, described by the composer as “dancing on the edge of a volcano.”

 
8:00 PM

Prokofiev and Ravel

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Vadim Repin - Violin
Connesson - Flammenschrift
Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No. 1
INTERMISSION -
Strauss - Death and Transfiguration
Ravel - La Valse

We were delighted to learn that our Artist-in-Residence Hilary Hahn is expecting her second child in spring 2018. As Hilary welcomes her new addition to the family, she must withdraw from this performance of Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1. We wish Hilary and her family the best during this exciting time.

We are deeply grateful that renowned violinist Vadim Repin has agreed to perform in place of Hilary Hahn. The program will take place as scheduled. 

Also on the program, Maestro Denève offers another Philadelphia premiere from Guillaume Connesson, his Flammenschrift (Flaming Letters), a tribute to German music. Equally worthy of tribute: Richard Strauss's spiritual Death and Transfigurationand Ravel's whirling La Valse, described by the composer as “dancing on the edge of a volcano.”

 
11:30 AM

Peter and the Wolf

11:30 AM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Joseph Hsia - Violin
Michael Boudewyns - Narrator
Rossini - Finale from Overture to William Tell
Saint-Saëns - First movement from Violin Concerto No. 3
Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf

Prokofiev's classic children's tale, Peter and the Wolf, comes to life in this enchanting performance featuring Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève and Michael Boudewyns of Really Inventive Stuff who will join together to tell this beloved tale in new and surprising ways.

 
2:00 PM

Greenfield Student Competition

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

The Philadelphia Orchestra's annual Albert M. Greenfield Student Competition is open to accomplished young instrumentalists, pianists, and vocalists from the Greater Philadelphia area. Nine young musicians of exceptional talent and virtuosity were advanced to the live, open-to-the-public final round. Come support the next generation of young talent as they take the stage at Verizon Hall.

 
8:00 PM

Prokofiev and Ravel

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Vadim Repin - Violin
Connesson - Flammenschrift
Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No. 1
INTERMISSION -
Strauss - Death and Transfiguration
Ravel - La Valse

We were delighted to learn that our Artist-in-Residence Hilary Hahn is expecting her second child in spring 2018. As Hilary welcomes her new addition to the family, she must withdraw from this performance of Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1. We wish Hilary and her family the best during this exciting time.

We are deeply grateful that renowned violinist Vadim Repin has agreed to perform in place of Hilary Hahn. The program will take place as scheduled. 

Also on the program, Maestro Denève offers another Philadelphia premiere from Guillaume Connesson, his Flammenschrift (Flaming Letters), a tribute to German music. Equally worthy of tribute: Richard Strauss's spiritual Death and Transfigurationand Ravel's whirling La Valse, described by the composer as “dancing on the edge of a volcano.”

 
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3:00 PM

Museum of the Amer. Revolution

3:00 PM, Museum Of the Amer. Revolution

Continuing its work to reach deeper into communities of Philadelphia, and as part of its ongoing commitment to community service, The Philadelphia Orchestra announces four free community concerts at venues and in neighborhoods off the Avenue of the Arts where the Orchestra is expanding its presence.

This event is free and open to the public, but regular museum admission is still required to access the exhibits.

 
 
 
 
7:30 PM

The Pines of Rome

7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Nicholas Angelich - Piano
Berlioz - Roman Carnival Overture
Saint-Saëns - Piano Concerto No. 5 ("Egyptian")
INTERMISSION -
Connesson -
Respighi - The Pines of Rome

This engaging concert evokes Italy and Egypt (with a French accent). Berlioz presents all the color and excitement of a Roman carnival. Saint-Saëns composed his Fifth Piano Concerto in Luxor (hence the name); Nicholas Angelich serves up its exotic musical flavor with panache. Guillaume Connesson based his new work on a line from the Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi’s The Calm after the Storm, while the Italian Respighi paints a landscape portrait as enduring as the Eternal City itself. Stéphane Denève leads our tour-de-force tour.

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2:00 PM

The Pines of Rome

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Nicholas Angelich - Piano

This engaging concert evokes Italy and Egypt (with a French accent). Berlioz presents all the color and excitement of a Roman carnival. Saint-Saëns composed his Fifth Piano Concerto in Luxor (hence the name); Nicholas Angelich serves up its exotic musical flavor with panache. Guillaume Connesson based his new work on a line from the Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi’s The Calm after the Storm, while the Italian Respighi paints a landscape portrait as enduring as the Eternal City itself. Stéphane Denève leads our tour-de-force tour.

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10:00 AM

Sound All Around Ensemble

10:00 AM, Academy of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller

Join us for the fun and interactive Sound All Around Ensemble Concert. Clap, stomp, sing, and dance with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and famed storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston as we learn about, and celebrate, music and the orchestra. You'll get an up-close look at all the special instruments we've featured this season, and get to hear how they create beautiful music when played together.

 
11:15 AM

Sound All Around Ensemble

11:15 AM, Academy of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller

Join us for the fun and interactive Sound All Around Ensemble Concert. Clap, stomp, sing, and dance with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and famed storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston as we learn about, and celebrate, music and the orchestra. You'll get an up-close look at all the special instruments we've featured this season, and get to hear how they create beautiful music when played together.

 
8:00 PM

The Pines of Rome

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Nicholas Angelich - Piano
Berlioz - Roman Carnival Overture
Saint-Saëns - Piano Concerto No. 5 ("Egyptian")
INTERMISSION -
Connesson -
Respighi - The Pines of Rome

This engaging concert evokes Italy and Egypt (with a French accent). Berlioz presents all the color and excitement of a Roman carnival. Saint-Saëns composed his Fifth Piano Concerto in Luxor (hence the name); Nicholas Angelich serves up its exotic musical flavor with panache. Guillaume Connesson based his new work on a line from the Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi’s The Calm after the Storm, while the Italian Respighi paints a landscape portrait as enduring as the Eternal City itself. Stéphane Denève leads our tour-de-force tour.

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These concerts will be LiveNote enabled.

 
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2:00 PM

2nd Mt Zion Baptist Church

2:00 PM, 2nd Mt Zion Church

Continuing its work to reach deeper into communities of Philadelphia, and as part of its ongoing commitment to community service, The Philadelphia Orchestra announces four free community concerts at venues and in neighborhoods off the Avenue of the Arts where the Orchestra is expanding its presence.

These events are FREE and open to the public but online RSVPs at www.philorch.org are encouraged to receive the latest information regarding these concerts.

 
10:00 AM

Sound All Around Ensemble

10:00 AM, Academy of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller

Join us for the fun and interactive Sound All Around Ensemble Concert. Clap, stomp, sing, and dance with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and famed storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston as we learn about, and celebrate, music and the orchestra. You'll get an up-close look at all the special instruments we've featured this season, and get to hear how they create beautiful music when played together.

 
11:15 AM

Sound All Around Ensemble

11:15 AM, Academy of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller

Join us for the fun and interactive Sound All Around Ensemble Concert. Clap, stomp, sing, and dance with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and famed storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston as we learn about, and celebrate, music and the orchestra. You'll get an up-close look at all the special instruments we've featured this season, and get to hear how they create beautiful music when played together.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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