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10:30 AM

Showcase for Works by Women Composers

10:30 AM, Verizon Hall
Kensho Watanabe - Conductor
Xi Wang - Above Light, a conversation with Toru Takemitsu
Hilary Purrington - Likely Pictures in Haphazard Sky
Nina C. Young - Excerpts from Agnosco Veteris, for orchestra
Melody Eötvös - The Saqqara Bird, for Symphony Orchestra
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Melody Eötvös - The Saqqara Bird, for Symphony Orchestra
Chen-Hui Jen - in eternal dusk, for orchestra
Robin Holcomb - All the While, Suite for Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra and American Composers Orchestra (ACO) will partner for a one-day showcase on September 6, 2018, during which the Orchestra will rehearse works by six women composers as part of a collaborative working session. The selected composers, all of whom have been commissioned previously through ACO’s programs, will have their works read and recorded by The Philadelphia Orchestra in a rehearsal led by Assistant Conductor Kensho Watanabe at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. In addition, the composers will participate in meetings with Orchestra leadership and roundtable conversations with the Orchestra’s Artistic Committee and mentor composers, and will receive feedback from co-facilitators, ACO Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and native Philadelphian Melinda Wagner.

 
 
8:00 PM

Penn's Landing

8:00 PM, Penn's Landing
Kensho Watanabe - Conductor
Emily Pogorelc - Soprano
Wagner - "The Ride of the Valkyries," from Die Walkure
Rossini - Overture to The Barber of Seville
Prokofiev - Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet
Gounod - "Je vuex vivre," from Romeo and Juliet
Puccini - "O mio babbino caro," from Gianni Schicchi
Bernstein - "Glitter and Be Gay," from Candide
Bizet - Excerpts from Carmen
Various - Armed Forces Salute
Dvorak - Slavonic Dance, Op. 46, No.8

Due to inclement weather, tonight’s Free Neighborhood Concert on the Riverstage at the Great Plaza in Penn’s Landing has been canceled.

We look forward to seeing you at another concert with The Philadelphia Orchestra soon!

The Philadelphia Orchestra returns to Penn's Landing for a FREE Neighborhood Concert on the Riverstage at the Great Plaza, presented by Wells Fargo, in partnership with the Delaware River Waterfront Corp., featuring a selection of musical favorites.

 
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7:00 PM

Opening Night

7:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor and Piano
Ying Fu - Violin
Kerri Ryan - Viola
Priscilla Lee - Cello
Strauss - Don Juan
Brahms - Fourth movement from Piano Quartet No. 1
Rossini - Overture to William Tell
Bernstein - Overture to Candide

Our acclaimed music director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, will launch his seventh season with the Orchestra at this Opening Night event. Yannick and the Fabulous Philadelphians are planning a special celebratory program that features musical masterworks and audience favorites, including Strauss's Don Juan, Rossini's famous Overture to William Tell, Bernstein's Overture to Candide, plus Brahms' Fourth movement from Piano Quartet No. 1 by Yannick and musicians from the Orchestra.

 
8:00 PM

Opening Weekend

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
André Watts - Piano
Muhly - Liar, Suite from Marnie
Grieg - Piano Concerto
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Rachmaninoff - Symphonic Dances

Celebrate 10 years of music-making between Yannick and the Philadelphians. André Watts soloed at Yannick's Philadelphia Orchestra debut in 2008; he celebrates the 10th anniversary with Grieg's stirring Piano Concerto. With the Metropolitan Opera giving the U.S. premiere of Nico Muhly's sensational opera Marnie, based on Winston Graham's book and Alfred Hitchcock's film, we present the world premiere of the companion orchestral suite (a Philadelphia Orchestra commission).

 
10:00 AM

Sound All Around: Strings

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

Introduce your child to the Orchestra through our award winning Sound All Around program.

 
11:15 AM

Sound All Around: Strings

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

The beautiful string family makes up the largest portion of the orchestra. Now you can explore this family of instruments up-close through sight and sound! It includes the violin, viola, cello, and double bass, as well as the harp, guitar, and ukulele. Sound is created on these instruments through the vibration of the strings when they are bowed, plucked, or strummed. Philadelphia Orchestra violinist, Daniel Han, will introduce the unique ways string instruments create their magical sound.

 
8:00 PM

Opening Weekend

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
André Watts - Piano
Muhly - Liar, Suite from Marnie
Grieg - Piano Concerto
INTERMISSION -
Rachmaninoff - Symphonic Dances

Celebrate 10 years of music-making between Yannick and the Philadelphians. André Watts soloed at Yannick's Philadelphia Orchestra debut in 2008; he celebrates the 10th anniversary with Grieg's stirring Piano Concerto. With the Metropolitan Opera giving the U.S. premiere of Nico Muhly's sensational opera Marnie, based on Winston Graham's book and Alfred Hitchcock's film, we present the world premiere of the companion orchestral suite (a Philadelphia Orchestra commission).

 
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2:00 PM

Opening Weekend

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
André Watts - Piano
Muhly - Liar, Suite from Marnie
Grieg - Piano Concerto
INTERMISSION -
Rachmaninoff - Symphonic Dances

Celebrate 10 years of music-making between Yannick and the Philadelphians. André Watts soloed at Yannick's Philadelphia Orchestra debut in 2008; he celebrates the 10th anniversary with Grieg's stirring Piano Concerto. With the Metropolitan Opera giving the U.S. premiere of Nico Muhly's sensational opera Marnie, based on Winston Graham's book and Alfred Hitchcock's film, we present the world premiere of the companion orchestral suite (a Philadelphia Orchestra commission).

 
10:00 AM

Sound All Around: Strings

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

The beautiful string family makes up the largest portion of the orchestra. Now you can explore this family of instruments up-close through sight and sound! It includes the violin, viola, cello, and double bass, as well as the harp, guitar, and ukulele. Sound is created on these instruments through the vibration of the strings when they are bowed, plucked, or strummed. Philadelphia Orchestra violinist, Daniel Han, will introduce the unique ways string instruments create their magical sound.

 
11:15 AM

Sound All Around: Strings

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

The beautiful string family makes up the largest portion of the orchestra. Now you can explore this family of instruments up-close through sight and sound! It includes the violin, viola, cello, and double bass, as well as the harp, guitar, and ukulele. Sound is created on these instruments through the vibration of the strings when they are bowed, plucked, or strummed. Philadelphia Orchestra violinist, Daniel Han, will introduce the unique ways string instruments create their magical sound.

 
 
 
7:30 PM

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Lisa Batiashvili - Violin
Berwald - Symphony No. 3 ("Sinfonie singulière")
Sibelius - Symphony No. 7
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Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto

Lisa Batiashvili returns for Tchaikovsky’s spectacular Violin Concerto with Yannick at the podium.

 
2:00 PM

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Lisa Batiashvili - Violin
Berwald - Symphony No. 3 ("Sinfonie singulière")
Sibelius - Symphony No. 7
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Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto

Yannick and Lisa Batiashvili have enchanted concert audiences all over the world; she returns to the Orchestra with Tchaikovsky's spectacular Violin Concerto anchoring two different programs over two weekends. This concert highlights Scandinavia: Sibelius's Seventh Symphony was a U.S. premiere for the Orchestra with Leopold Stokowski, long a champion of the Finnish master's works. And you may not be familiar with Sweden's Franz Berwald, but his beautiful Third Symphony, composed in 1845, makes a compelling pair with the Sibelius.

 
8:00 PM

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Lisa Batiashvili - Violin
Berwald - Symphony No. 3 ("Sinfonie singulière")
Sibelius - Symphony No. 7
INTERMISSION -
Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto

Yannick and Lisa Batiashvili have enchanted concert audiences all over the world; she returns to the Orchestra with Tchaikovsky's spectacular Violin Concerto anchoring two different programs over two weekends. This concert highlights Scandinavia: Sibelius's Seventh Symphony was a U.S. premiere for the Orchestra with Leopold Stokowski, long a champion of the Finnish master's works. And you may not be familiar with Sweden's Franz Berwald, but his beautiful Third Symphony, composed in 1845, makes a compelling pair with the Sibelius.

 
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8:00 PM

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Lisa Batiashvili - Violin
Muhly - Liar, Suite from Marnie
Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D major
INTERMISSION -
Rachmaninoff - Symphonic Dances

Yannick and Lisa Batiashvili have enchanted concert audiences all over the world; she returns to the Orchestra with Tchaikovsky's spectacular Violin Concerto anchoring two different programs over two weekends. In this concert, Lisa reprises the Tchaikovsky Concerto, bookended by Dvorák's Othello Overture (a moving musical exploration of Shakespeare's tragedy) and Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances, the composer's final piece, written expressly for The Philadelphia Orchestra.

 
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