Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads this program featuring popular works by Mozart and a performance by teenage piano virtuoso Jan Lisiecki.
Did Bruckner sense that his Ninth Symphony would be his final work? After nine years of toil over the score, only three of the four movements were completed upon his death in 1896.
A native Philadelphian, Daniel Williams serves as the Orchestra’s second horn player. He began his horn studies at the age of nine in the Philadelphia public school system and then went on to attend Temple University and the Curtis Institute of Music. While at Curtis, he performed with the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia (now the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia) and with the Pittsburgh Symphony in its summer season. In 1975, during his senior year at Curtis, he became a member of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Mr. Williams’s primary teachers have been F. Mason Jones, John Simonelli, Ward Fearn, and Glenn Janson, all former members of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s horn section. Mr. Williams currently serves on the faculty of Temple University.
Photo: Chris Lee