The famous Violin Concerto of Brahms is performed by the incomparable Gil Shaham.
The Philadelphia Orchestra will honor its former music director and conductor laureate, Wolfgang Sawallisch–who passed away February 22, 2013 during these performances, which feature repertoire that reflects his indelible artistic imprint on the Orchestra.
Another Sneak Peek
Given that Wagner’s “The Ride of The Valkyries” was a top selection during our Audience Choice vote we felt it would only be appropriate to share a couple of stunning images that James Alexander and his team have created especially for this work, which the Orchestra performs next Saturday evening.
Brünnhilde materializes out of the vapors and appears inside the Academy of Music.
In the video of James Alexander’s meeting with Yannick Nézet-Séguin in Amsterdam, James describes the sense of soaring above the earth, as if in a Concorde jet. Here is a rendering of that ethereal image as it will appear when projected onto the orchestra shell above the Orchestra in the Academy.
Make sure you watch James’s great video on the subject of Wagner and his Valkyries if you haven’t already. But to truly see how these visual elements come to life together with the Orchestra’s performance you’ll have to be right there in the concert hall to experience it all for yourself. These still-image renderings can’t really do justice to what these concerts will be like with thrill of The Philadelphia Orchestra performing live. The Stokowski Celebration is just around the corner, so be sure to join us back at the Academy of Music next week!