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Violinist Randall Goosby joins Music and Artistic Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra on a new album, Randall Goosby, Yannick Nézet-Séguin: Max Bruch & Florence Price Violin Concertos, available now via Decca Classics. Through this dynamic collaboration, listeners are treated to a mesmerizing blend of compositions by the ground-breaking American composer Florence Price, as well as the German Romantic composer Max Bruch.
October 7, 2022
Pianist Haochen Zhang has captivated audiences worldwide, and now with BIS Records, he performs the five Beethoven concertos with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor Nathalie Stutzmann. WRTI said, “Zhang is a Beethoven player of preternatural polish, graced with quicksilver dexterity and an intuitive sense for how to make motifs cohere and melodic lines sing.”
August 19, 2022
Secret Love Letters, released by Deutsche Grammophon / Universal Music Canada, sees violinist Lisa Batiashvilli explore some of the most romantic music ever written. In her first recording with a US orchestra, she is joined by The Philadelphia Orchestra and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, as well as pianist Giorgi Gigashvili. Together they embark on a journey that spans everything from forbidden love to romance seen from the perspective of old age.
2023 GRAMMY Winner for Best Classical Instrumental Solo (Time for Three) and Best Contemporary Classical Composition (Kevin Puts, Contact)
June 10, 2022
Innovative string trio Time for Three joins The Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Xian Zhang on Letters for the Future. The trio’s debut album on Deutsche Grammophon includes recordings of Jennifer Higdon’s 2007 Concerto 4-3 and Kevin Puts’s Contact. Conductor Simon Rattle praised the group as “benevolent monsters, monsters of ability and technique surely. But also conveyors of an infectious joy that I find both touching and moving."
2022 GRAMMY Winner for Best Orchestral Performance!
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Friday, October 11, 2019
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Friday, October 12, 2018
Yannick, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and pianist Daniil Trifonov continue their cycle of works by Rachmaninoff for the Deutsche Grammophon (DG) label. This recording features the Second and Fourth Piano Concertos in live performances from Verizon Hall. The Philadelphians gave the world premiere of the Fourth Concerto in 1927, with Rachmaninoff himself as soloist and Leopold Stokowski conducting. In his review of the Second Concerto from April 2018, David Patrick Stearns wrote in the Philadelphia Inquirer: “I’ve heard most Rachmaninoff concerto recordings out there, and on the basis of what I heard Friday, these aren't going to sound like any of the others. In a good way. Maybe in a great way.” And he remarked about the Fourth Concerto: “By the end of the performance, DG had another winner.”
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Friday, March 16, 2018
Yannick and The Philadelphia Orchestra’s performances of Leonard Bernstein’s MASS in April/May 2015 blew the roof off of Verizon Hall (“an otherworldy delight”—Philadelphia magazine). Now you can relive that excitement, or experience it for the first time, in a live recording from Deutsche Grammophon. Conceived as a requiem mass for John F. Kennedy in conjunction with the dedication of the Kennedy Center in 1971, the work draws on Broadway, religious, and popular influences to explore themes of religious beliefs, individual identity, war, and peace. The Orchestra’s performances provided the opportunity to utilize a wide range of participants, not only Broadway veterans, but also students from the Westminster Symphonic Choir and Temple University Concert Choir, high school dance students from the Rock School for Dance, students from the School District of Philadelphia, the Temple University Diamond Marching Band, and other local community performers.
Friday, November 3, 2017
The Philadelphia Orchestra recreates its 1963 gold record, The Glorious Sound of Christmas, with an updated release featuring some of the original Arthur Harris arrangements. Guest conductor Bramwell Tovey leads the Orchestra and the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, and puts his own spin on a number of classic carols with his arrangements. This live recording, taken from performances in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center in 2014 and 2015, also includes the world premiere of Tovey’s original “The Rittenhouse Carol.”
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