Meet the biggest string instrument we have! While violins and cellos are easy to notice, the bass section is always at the back of the stage. Join us and meet one of our bass players, Nathaniel West, and learn all about that bass!
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Hélène Grimaud - Piano
Coleman - Umoja, for orchestra -- PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA COMMISSION
Strauss - An Alpine Symphony
Bartók - Piano Concerto No. 3
Take a vividly orchestrated musical journey through the Alps and experience a majestic sunrise, a violent storm, awe-inspiring views from the peaks, and more. With nearly 130 instruments on stage—including wind and thunder machines—Strauss’s vivid portrait of nature’s beauty has visceral power. While Strauss scales the heights, Bartók’s concerto looks inward with gentle folk melodies, chorale-like themes, and episodes of bird song, as well as moments of dazzling bravura.