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7:00 PM

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II

7:00 PM, Verizon Hall
George Daugherty - Conductor

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II celebrates the world's most beloved Looney Tunes and their legendary stars projected on the big screen—Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Pepe Le Pew, Tweety, Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote, and Road Runner—while their extraordinary original scores are played LIVE by The Philadelphia Orchestra.

 
7:00 PM

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II

7:00 PM, Verizon Hall
George Daugherty - Conductor

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II celebrates the world's most beloved Looney Tunes and their legendary stars projected on the big screen—Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Pepe Le Pew, Tweety, Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote, and Road Runner—while their extraordinary original scores are played LIVE by The Philadelphia Orchestra.

 
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2:00 PM

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
George Daugherty - Conductor

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II celebrates the world's most beloved Looney Tunes and their legendary stars projected on the big screen—Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Pepe Le Pew, Tweety, Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote, and Road Runner—while their extraordinary original scores are played LIVE by The Philadelphia Orchestra.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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1:30 PM

MLK Jr Tribute Concert

1:30 PM, Girard College
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Rubén Rengel - Violin
Charlotte Blake Alston - Speaker
Philadelphia High School for CAPA Choir
B. Lauren Thomas - Director
Price - Fourth movement from Symphony No. 1
Eötvös - The Saqqara Bird
Mendelssohn - First movement from Violin Concerto
Barber - Adagio for Strings
Brahms - Academic Festival Overture
Brahms - “Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen,” from A German Requiem
Dandridge - “I Know I’ve Been Changed”
Smallwood - “Total Praise”
Johnson - “Lift Every Voice and Sing”

The Philadelphia Orchestra, in partnership with Girard College and Global Citizen's Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service, is proud to present its 29th annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Tribute Concert held at the Girard College Chapel.  Led by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the concert concludes the Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service, the largest King Day of Service event in the country.

 
 
 
7:30 PM

Music of Faith

7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Charlotte Blake Alston - Narrator
Nadine Sierra - Soprano
Elizabeth DeShong - Mezzo-soprano
John Osborn - Tenor
Krzysztof Baczyk - Bass
Philadelphia Symphonic Choir - Chorus
Joe Miller - Director
Philadelphia Boys Choir - Chorus
Jeff Smith - Director
Bernstein - Symphony No. 3 ("Kaddish")
INTERMISSION -
Rossini - Stabat Mater

We continue our celebration of Leonard Bernstein's birth centenary with his dramatic, spiritual Symphony No. 3 (“Kaddish”), programmed with Rossini's Stabat Mater. Yannick describes the pairing of these two works as “A program which is very much in the vein of what I think personally about spirituality: the work of a Catholic composer, Rossini's Stabat Mater, and a Jewish composer, Leonard Bernstein, his Third Symphony, ‘Kaddish.'

 
2:00 PM

Music of Faith

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Charlotte Blake Alston - Narrator
Nadine Sierra - Soprano
Elizabeth DeShong - Mezzo-soprano
John Osborn - Tenor
Krzysztof Baczyk - Bass
Philadelphia Symphonic Choir - Mixed chorus
Joe Miller - Director
Philadelphia Boys Choir - Chorus
Jeff Smith - Director
Bernstein - Symphony No. 3 ("Kaddish")
INTERMISSION -
Rossini - Stabat Mater

We continue our celebration of Leonard Bernstein's birth centenary with his dramatic, spiritual Symphony No. 3 (“Kaddish”), programmed with Rossini's Stabat Mater. Yannick describes the pairing of these two works as “A program which is very much in the vein of what I think personally about spirituality: the work of a Catholic composer, Rossini's Stabat Mater, and a Jewish composer, Leonard Bernstein, his Third Symphony, ‘Kaddish.'

 
7:00 PM

AOM 162nd Anniversary Concert

7:00 PM, Academy of Music
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Helen Mirren - Speaker
Aida Garifullina - Soprano
The Rock School for Dance Education
Bojan Spassoff - Director
Keystone State Boychoir
Joseph Fitzmartin - Director
New Jersey Boychoir
Steven M. Fisher - Director
Smith - “The Star-Spangled Banner”
Holst - “Jupiter,” from The Planets
Bruch - Excerpts from Romance, for viola and orchestra
Gounod - “Je veux vivre,” from Romeo and Juliet
Tchaikovsky - Selections from The Nutcracker
Mendelssohn - Selections from Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night's Dream

Celebrate the lush splendor of the home where The Philadelphia Orchestra first made its sound famous—the glorious “Grand Old Lady of Locust Street.” Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the brightest guest stars will dazzle you in a spectacular evening of music like no other, all staged as Philadelphia's party of the year.

 
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7:30 PM

FREE Chinese New Year Concert

7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Liang Zhang - Conductor
Kensho Watanabe - Conductor (second half only)
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra
Li - Spring Festival Overture
Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio espagnol
Tchaikovsky - Capriccio Italien
Gong - Symphony No. 10 (“Peking Fantasy”) (world premiere of revised version)

As a gift to the communities of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) will present a FREE concert in celebration of Chinese New Year. Assistant Conductor Kensho Watanabe will share the podium with the SPO's Resident Conductor Liang Zhang, leading members of both orchestras in a side-by-side concert featuring the world premiere of the newly revised version of Peng-Peng Gong's Symphony No. 10 (“Peking Fantasy”), a work co-commissioned by The Philadelphia Orchestra and the SPO.

 
 
7:30 PM

All Tchaikovsky

7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Kensho Watanabe - Conductor
Edgar Moreau - Cello
Tchaikovsky - Capriccio italien
Tchaikovsky - Rococo Variations, for cello and orchestra
INTERMISSION -
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 1 ("Winter Daydreams")

The breadth and depth of Tchaikovsky's musical genius are on display in this dazzling celebration of his music, led by our dynamic Assistant Conductor Kensho Watanabe. Inspired by a trip to sunny Italy, Tchaikovsky transforms the sounds he heard all around him into a delightful “Italian Fantasia” (his original title for Capriccio italien). He turns to Mozart for inspiration in his Rococo Variations, the closest Tchaikovsky came to writing a cello concerto, performed by rising star Edgar Moreau.

 
 
 

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