Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev
Jaap van Zweden - Conductor
Tchaikovsky - Souvenir de Florence, for string orchestra
Prokofiev - Symphony No. 5
Friday, April 12, 20132:00 pm Verizon Hall
Due to the setup for the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) in the Kimmel Center lobby there have been changes made to the locations of the box office lines, subscriber services table and donor services table. The box office lines will form beginning at the box office near the Information Desk. There will be an Usher to assist in managing the box office line. The subscriber services table will be located behind the staircase near Door C. The eZseatU table will be located at the far end of the PECO bar across from the staircase by Door C. The donor services table will be located in front of the staircase across from Door B.
The premiere of Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony was the pinnacle of his career. Composed in the final days of World War II, the symphony is marked by the optimism of impending victory. While Prokofiev's Symphony is firmly rooted in a Russian style, Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence is inspired by his infatuation with the sights and sounds of Italy. This work, originally scored for string sextet, will be performed in an expanded version for the full strings of The Philadelphia Orchestra.
Julian Onderdonk, Professor of Music History, West Chester UniversityPre-Concert Conversations