Rattle Conducts Beethoven

Simon Rattle - Conductor

Barbara Hannigan - Soprano

program

Webern - Passacaglia

Berg - Three Fragments from Wozzeck

INTERMISSION

Ligeti - Mysteries of the Macabre

Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 ("Pastoral")

Saturday, May 18, 2013

8:00 pm Verizon Hall

Featured in Disney's Fantasia, the "Pastoral" Symphony paints vivid scenes of gathering thunderstorms, wandering brooks, and breezy country sides. Both Webern's Passacaglia and Berg's Wozzeck received their U.S. premieres in Philadelphia as part of Stokowski's vision for 20th-century music. Barbara Hannigan will perform scenes from Ligeti's thrilling opera, Le Grande Macabre, in character as the Chief of the Secret Political Police.

The Philadelphia Orchestra and guest conductor Simon Rattle will open the Saturday, May 18, Orchestra concert with a performance by Play On, Philly!

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