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2024 Canada and Ann Arbor, April 20–21: Ann Arbor

Posted by:  The Philadelphia Orchestra on April 23, 2024


Apr. 20, Ann Arbor: The tour came to an end with two performances in Hill Auditorium at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The first concert opened with Florence Price’s Fourth Symphony. Photo by Peter Smith


Apr. 20, Ann Arbor: Yannick and the Orchestra acknowledge the rousing applause following the Price Symphony. Photo by Peter Smith


Apr. 20, Ann Arbor: The audiences in Ann Arbor have a special bond with the Philadelphians, dating back to the Orchestra’s first appearance there, in 1913 with Leopold Stokowski. From 1936 to 1984 the Orchestra appeared annually as the resident orchestra of the May Festival in Hill Auditorium. Photo by Peter Smith


Apr. 20, Ann Arbor: The flute section during the concert’s second half: Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony. Photo by Peter Smith


Apr. 20, Ann Arbor: It was a packed house for the Orchestra’s first concert. Hill Auditorium, which opened in 1913, seats 3,500 patrons and is renowned for its excellent acoustics. Photo by Peter Smith


Apr. 20, Ann Arbor: Yannick during the Rachmaninoff. Photo by Peter Smith


Apr. 20, Ann Arbor: The last notes of the Rachmaninoff ring out in Hill Auditorium. Photo by Peter Smith.


Apr. 21, Ann Arbor: The final concert was devoted to Brahms’s A German Requiem. With the many members of the UMS Choral Union, the full ensemble fills the stage. Photo by Peter Smith


Apr. 21, Ann Arbor: Yannick leads the Orchestra and chorus in the Requiem. This performance closed the University Musical Society’s 2023–24 season. Photo by Peter Smith


Apr. 21, Ann Arbor: The UMS Choral Union was formed in 1879 and has performed with the Orchestra numerous times, having made its debut in May 1936. Photo by Peter Smith


Apr. 21, Ann Arbor: Baritone Jonathan Lasch, making his Philadelphia Orchestra debut, stepped in on late notice to replace Will Liverman, who cancelled due to illness. Photo by Peter Smith


Apr. 21, Ann Arbor: Ying Fang was the soprano soloist in the performance. Photo by Peter Smith


Apr. 21, Ann Arbor: Photo by Peter Smith


Apr. 21, Ann Arbor: The full ensemble acknowledges the audience’s standing ovation following the performance. Photo by Peter Smith


Apr. 21, Ann Arbor: (L to r) UMS Choral Union Music Director Scott Hanoian, soprano Ying Fang, baritone Jonathan Lasch, Yannick, and the Orchestra take a final bow. Photo by Peter Smith

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Apr. 21, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan alums (l to r) Assistant Conductor Tristan Rais-Sherman, cellist Richard Harlow, Principal Timpani Don Liuzzi, and Principal Tuba Carol Jantsch, gather on stage after the performance. Photo by Peter Smith

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