Grimaud and Symphonie fantastique

Michael Tilson Thomas - Conductor

Hélène Grimaud - Piano

program

Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 1

Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique

Thursday, December 5, 2013

8:00 pm Verizon Hall

Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin has regretfully withdrawn from performances scheduled December 5, 7, and 8 at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia and December 6 at Carnegie Hall in New York, on medical advice that he not travel for the next few weeks due to sinus-related problems.

San Francisco Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas has graciously agreed to conduct the Orchestra on those dates, which also feature pianist Hélène Grimaud. Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 will replace Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2, at Ms. Grimaud’s request. All other repertoire remains the same.

Berlioz completed his revolutionary Symphonie fantastique just three years after the death of Beethoven. He used the orchestra in new and revolutionary ways to tell a semi-autobiographical story of obsessive love, hallucination, and death.

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Cristian Măcelaru, Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Conductor

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