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Welcome to The Philadelphia Orchestra's 2014-15 Season

Yannick Nézet-Séguin launches his exhilarating third season as music director. Experience a season of outstanding live music rich with incomparable and unforgettable musical experiences. Whether you choose a traditional subscription package or a Create-Your-Own package, don’t delay. Subscribing is the best way to guarantee you don’t miss out on your favorite concerts!

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Thursday 6A

 

Concert highlights include pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet; the All-Organ Weekend; an evening with former Music Director Christoph Eschenbach; David Kim and Imogen Cooper leading the orchestra; Emanuel Ax performing Beethoven; and violinist Sarah Chang.

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Thursday 6B

 

Concert highlights include Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra; audience favorite Bramwell Tovey; Yannick conducting Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2; part of the St. Petersburg Festival; Curtis graduate composer Jennifer Higdon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Violin Concerto; Stéphane Denève presenting Peter and the Wolf Live, the 2008 Oscar® winner for Best Animated Short Film; and violinist Lisa Batiashvili.

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Thursday 6C

 
Helene Grimaud

Concert highlights include pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet; Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 ("Resurrection"); Yannick leading the Orchestra in Tchaikovksy’s Suites Nos. 1 and 2 from The Nutcrackerguest conductor Valery Gergiev making his only Northern American symphonic guest conducting appearance this season; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 ("Pastoral"); and John Williams’s Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

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Thursday 6D

 

Concert highlights include Alan Gilbert conducting Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass; pianist André Watts performing Beethoven; Yannick conducting Brahms’s Symphony No. 3; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5; Principal Tuba Carol Jantsch making her subscription debut; and Bernstein’s MASS. 

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Friday 8PM

 
Robin Ticciati

Concert highlights include pianist Lang Lang; Principal Clarinet Ricardo Morales; Gershwin’s Catfish Row: Suite from Porgy and Bess; violinist and audience favorite Gil Shaham; Holst’s The Planets with guest conductor Gianandrea Noseda; and Bernstein’s MASS.

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Friday Matinee A

 
Bronfman

Concert highlights include guest conductor Vladimir Jurowski; pianist André Watts performing Beethoven; Principal Horn Jennifer Montone performing Strauss’s Horn Concerto No. 1; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5; Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon’s Violin Concerto; guest conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos; Principal Viola Choong-Jin Chang performing Carl Stamitz’s Viola Concerto in D major; excerpts from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet; and Yannick leading the Orchestra in Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 3.

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Friday Matinee B

 
Nikolaj Znaider

Concert highlights include Alan Gilbert conducting Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass; the All-Organ Weekend; violinist Leila Josefowicz performing Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto; Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5; David Kim and Imogen Cooper leading the Orchestra; pianist Emanuel Ax performing Beethoven; Mahler’s Symphony No. 5; Stéphane Denève presenting Peter and the Wolf Live, the 2008 Oscar® winner for Best Animated Short Film; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1.

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Saturday 6A

 

Concert highlights include ­­Alan Gilbert conducting Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass; Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (“Resurrection”); Yannick conducting Brahms’s Symphony No. 3; Tchaikovsky’s Suites Nos. 1 and 2 from The Nutcracker as part of the St. Petersburg Festival; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 ("Pastoral"); guest conductor Stéphane Denève performing excerpts from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet.

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Saturday 6B

 

Concert highlights include guest conductor Vladimir Jurowski performing Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra; pianist André Watts performing Beethoven; Yannick conducting Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 as part of the St. Petersburg Festival; a Valentine’s Day concert featuring music inspired by Shakespeare; pianist Emanuel Ax performing Beethoven; violinist Lisa Batiashvili.

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Saturday 6C

 


Concert highlights include pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet; Leila Josefowicz performing Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto; Yannick conducting Shostakovich as part of the St. Petersburg Festival; Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon’s Violin Concerto; Principal Tuba Carol Jantsch making her subscription concert debut; and Stéphane Denève presenting Peter and the Wolf Live, the 2008 Oscar® winner for Best Animated Short Film.

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Saturday 6D

 

Concert highlights include pianist Lang Lang; the All-Organ Weekend; former Music Director Christoph Eschenbach; violinist and audience favorite Gil Shaham; Holst’s The Planets with guest conductor Gianandrea Noseda;  and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4.

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Saturday 9A

 

Concert highlights include pianist Lang Lang; the All-Organ Weekend; Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4; former Music Director Christoph Eschenbach; David Kim and Imogen Cooper leading the Orchestra; violinist and audience favorite Gil Shaham; Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto; Beethoven's Symphony No. 4; and Bernstein’s MASS.    

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Saturday 9B

 

Concert highlights include pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet; Leila Josefowicz performing Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto; audience favorite Bramwell Tovey; Yannick conducting Shostakovich as part of the St. Petersburg Festival; guest conductor Valery Gergiev making his only Northern American symphonic guest conducting appearance this season; Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon’s Violin Concerto; Principal Tuba Carol Jantsch making her subscription concert debut; Stéphane Denève presenting Peter and the Wolf Live, the 2008 Oscar® winner for Best Animated Short Film; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1.

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Sunday Matinee

 
Stephen Hough

Concert highlights include pianist Lang Lang; Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (“Resurrection”); Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4; violinist and audience favorite Gil Shaham; Holst’s The Planets with guest conductor Gianandrea Noseda; and Bernstein’s MASS.

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Create-Your-Own Series

Subscribe your way! Enjoy the flexibility of choosing a concert package that is tailored to your schedule and interests with The Philadelphia Orchestra's Create Your Own series.

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Season highlights—look for these exceptional performances

 


Bernstein MASS

The pinnacle of our five-season requiem cycle, Leonard Bernstein’s MASS will be the must-see musical and theatrical highlight of the season. Deploying a battalion of forces and community members including two orchestras, a rock band, a marching band, a cast of Broadway vocalists, and multiple choruses, this work is truly a destination event. It’s profound messages of peace and unity are as poignant today as when MASS premiered in 1971.

 

Project

From Mozart to Nico Muhly, Vaughan Williams to John Williams, experience 40 great compositions that have surprisingly not been presented on Philadelphia subscription concerts in the last 40 years. It’s Yannick’s gift to you in honor of his 40th birthday. And for the first subscription concerts of the season, you get to choose the very first work to be introduced as part of this season-long exploration.

 

Two Grand Celebrations

This season includes two month-long celebrations unique to Philadelphia. In the fall, a four-week Celebration of the Mighty Organ features the magnificent colors of the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ combined with the glorious Philadelphia Orchestra sound. And in January, a three-week St. Petersburg Festival celebrates three legendary composers closely connected to that storied city and ours: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Shostakovich.