Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Janine Jansen - Violin
van der Aa - Violin Concerto (U.S. premiere)
Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 2
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Dutch composer Michel van der Aa hails the sensational violinist Janine Jansen as the inspiration for his Violin Concerto, as much for her expressive personality as her chosen instrument: “If Janine had played the flute, I would have written a Flute Concerto.” Be among the first to hear this highly creative new work. Yannick honors The Philadelphia Orchestra's deep Rachmaninoff tradition with his Second Symphony, popular with audiences and composer alike; its rave reception boosted Rachmaninoff's faith in his musical abilities.