Bach to Mahler

Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor


Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 5


Mahler - Symphony No. 6

Friday, January 27, 2012

8:00 pm Verizon Hall

Did Mahler foresee the personal tragedy that was about to sweep across his life amid a successful career? The dramatic and fateful music of his Sixth Symphony--depicted by forceful hammer blows and large brass chorales--eerily portends the heartbreak that would soon enter his world. Yannick contrasts the scope of this impressive symphony with the intimate setting of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, which he will lead from the harpsichord.

program notes

Cristian Macelaru, Assistant Conductor, Philadelphia Orchestra

Pre-Concert Conversations

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director Designate. Post-Concert Conversations will take place in Verizon Hall.

Post-Concert Conversations