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8:00 PM

Yannick and Bronfman

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Yefim Bronfman - Piano
Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 2
INTERMISSION
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 4

Yannick conducts an athletic and thrilling program of great Russian repertoire, with two pieces that are extremely demanding for both orchestra and soloist. In Prokofiev’s “knockout” Piano Concerto No. 2, Yefim Bronfman earns raves for his “eerily relaxed mastery of every pianistic challenge: the crazed first-movement cadenza; the whirlwind Scherzo with its nonstop rippling runs; the spiky, hard-driven finale, with its keyboard-spanning leaps.” (The New York Times) Shostakovich’s Fourth Symphony is one of incredible power and forces. Written at the height of Soviet nationalism and shelved for 25 years under authoritarian pressure, the Philadelphians and Eugene Ormandy gave the tour de force its American premiere in 1963.

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2:00 PM

Yannick and Bronfman

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Yefim Bronfman - Piano
Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 2
INTERMISSION
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 4

Yannick conducts an athletic and thrilling program of great Russian repertoire, with two pieces that are extremely demanding for both orchestra and soloist. In Prokofiev’s “knockout” Piano Concerto No. 2, Yefim Bronfman earns raves for his “eerily relaxed mastery of every pianistic challenge: the crazed first-movement cadenza; the whirlwind Scherzo with its nonstop rippling runs; the spiky, hard-driven finale, with its keyboard-spanning leaps.” (The New York Times) Shostakovich’s Fourth Symphony is one of incredible power and forces. Written at the height of Soviet nationalism and shelved for 25 years under authoritarian pressure, the Philadelphians and Eugene Ormandy gave the tour de force its American premiere in 1963.

This concert is LiveNote™ enabled.

 
8:00 PM

Yannick and Bronfman

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Yefim Bronfman - Piano
Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 2
INTERMISSION
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 4

Yannick conducts an athletic and thrilling program of great Russian repertoire, with two pieces that are extremely demanding for both orchestra and soloist. In Prokofiev’s “knockout” Piano Concerto No. 2, Yefim Bronfman earns raves for his “eerily relaxed mastery of every pianistic challenge: the crazed first-movement cadenza; the whirlwind Scherzo with its nonstop rippling runs; the spiky, hard-driven finale, with its keyboard-spanning leaps.” (The New York Times) Shostakovich’s Fourth Symphony is one of incredible power and forces. Written at the height of Soviet nationalism and shelved for 25 years under authoritarian pressure, the Philadelphians and Eugene Ormandy gave the tour de force its American premiere in 1963.

This concert is LiveNote™ enabled.

 
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8:00 PM

O Fortuna!-Carmina burana

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Cristian Macelaru - Conductor
Olga Pudova - Soprano
Nicholas Phan - Tenor
Stephen Powell - Baritone
Philadelphia Symphonic Choir
Joe Miller - Director
The American Boychoir - Boys choir
Fernando Malvar-Ruiz - Music director
Beethoven - Symphony No. 2
INTERMISSION
Orff - Carmina burana

“O Fortune! Like the moon ever-changing,” the massive choir bellows amidst the opening clash of cymbals and banging of drums, but ever-constant is the enduring popularity of Carmina burana, Orff’s heart-pounding and tantalizing tale of drinking and debauchery. It was a hit from the start. Whether you know it from the movies or TV commercials, rappers or Philadelphia’s own Mummers, nothing can quite prepare you for The Philadelphia Orchestra’s live and lusty delivery, vigorously led in these performances by the Orchestra’s own Cristian Macelaru, whose career has quickly taken on international proportions. Beethoven was having his own showdown with fortune when he composed his Second Symphony. He might justifiably have manifested despair in the early stages of hearing loss, but instead wrote one of his most ebullient and life-affirming works.

This concert is LiveNote™ enabled.

 
8:00 PM

O Fortuna!-Carmina burana

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Cristian Macelaru - Conductor
Olga Pudova - Soprano
Nicholas Phan - Tenor
Stephen Powell - Baritone
Philadelphia Symphonic Choir
Joe Miller - Director
The American Boychoir - Boys choir
Fernando Malvar-Ruiz - Music director
Beethoven - Symphony No. 2
INTERMISSION
Orff - Carmina burana

“O Fortune! Like the moon ever-changing,” the massive choir bellows amidst the opening clash of cymbals and banging of drums, but ever-constant is the enduring popularity of Carmina burana, Orff’s heart-pounding and tantalizing tale of drinking and debauchery. It was a hit from the start. Whether you know it from the movies or TV commercials, rappers or Philadelphia’s own Mummers, nothing can quite prepare you for The Philadelphia Orchestra’s live and lusty delivery, vigorously led in these performances by the Orchestra’s own Cristian Macelaru, whose career has quickly taken on international proportions. Beethoven was having his own showdown with fortune when he composed his Second Symphony. He might justifiably have manifested despair in the early stages of hearing loss, but instead wrote one of his most ebullient and life-affirming works.

This concert is LiveNote™ enabled.

 
11:30 AM

Christmas Kids' Spectacular

11:30 AM, Verizon Hall
Cristian Macelaru - Conductor
Juliette Kang - Violin
Wasson - Festival Fanfare for Christmas
Vivaldi - First movement from "Winter," from The Four Seasons
Rouse - Excerpt from Karolju
Traditional - “Dreidel Song"
Tchaikovsky - "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy," from The Nutcracker
Tchaikovsky - "Russian Dance," from The Nutcracker
Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on "Greensleeves"
Prokofiev - "Fairy Winter," from Cinderella
Piazzolla - "Winter in Buenos Aires,” from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Gruber - "Silent Night"
Holcombe - 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Various - A Holly and Jolly Sing-Along
Anderson - Sleigh Ride

What musical gifts does Santa have in store for you? Get in the Christmas spirit with our annual Christmas Kids’ Spectacular! You’ll hear your favorite jingles and carols like Sleigh Ride, “Joy to the World,” and “Deck the Halls,” and have a chance to sing along with The Philadelphia Orchestra. Plus we’ll have a few surprises along the way. Get your tickets early for this must-see family event of the holiday season!

 
8:00 PM

O Fortuna!-Carmina burana

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Cristian Macelaru - Conductor
Olga Pudova - Soprano
Nicholas Phan - Tenor
Stephen Powell - Baritone
Philadelphia Symphonic Choir
Joe Miller - Director
The American Boychoir - Boys choir
Fernando Malvar-Ruiz - Music director
Beethoven - Symphony No. 2
INTERMISSION
Orff - Carmina burana

“O Fortune! Like the moon ever-changing,” the massive choir bellows amidst the opening clash of cymbals and banging of drums, but ever-constant is the enduring popularity of Carmina burana, Orff’s heart-pounding and tantalizing tale of drinking and debauchery. It was a hit from the start. Whether you know it from the movies or TV commercials, rappers or Philadelphia’s own Mummers, nothing can quite prepare you for The Philadelphia Orchestra’s live and lusty delivery, vigorously led in these performances by the Orchestra’s own Cristian Macelaru, whose career has quickly taken on international proportions. Beethoven was having his own showdown with fortune when he composed his Second Symphony. He might justifiably have manifested despair in the early stages of hearing loss, but instead wrote one of his most ebullient and life-affirming works.

This concert is LiveNote™ enabled.

 
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7:00 PM

The Glorious Sound of Christmas

7:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Thomas Wilkins - Conductor
Alison Buchanan - Soprano
Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia
Paul Rardin - Artistic Director
Herman - "We Need A Little Christmas," from Mame
Mendelssohn - "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing"
O'Loughlin - A Season for Joy
Niles - "I Wonder as I Wander"
Prokofiev - "Troika," from Lieutenant Kijé
Traditional - "The First Nowell"
Rutter - "Angels' Carol"
Various - "Christmas Spiritual Medley"
Anderson - Sleigh Ride
Herman - "The Best Christmas of All," from Mrs. Santa Claus
Loes - "This Little Light of Mine"
Bizet - "Farandole," from L'Arlésienne, Suite No. 2
Rutter - "The Very Best Time of Year"
Adam - "O Holy Night"
Anderson - A Christmas Festival

Maybe you’re new to The Philadelphia Orchestra’s holiday music. Or maybe Eugene Ormandy’s 1962 The Glorious Sound of Christmas album is a prize in your record collection. Either way, we invite you to make us part of your annual traditions. Our Christmas concerts feature the full Orchestra, choir, and special guests, all led this year by the irresistible Thomas Wilkins, principal conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Buy your tickets early and put this heartwarming holiday break on your calendar now. Come December, you’ll be glad you did. ’Tis the season!

 
7:00 PM

The Glorious Sound of Christmas

7:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Thomas Wilkins - Conductor
Alison Buchanan - Soprano
Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia
Paul Rardin - Artistic Director
Herman - “We Need a Little Christmas," from Mame
Mendelssohn - "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing"
O'Loughlin - A Season for Joy
Niles - "I Wonder as I Wander"
Prokofiev - "Troika," from Lieutenant Kijé
Traditional - "The First Nowell"
Rutter - "Angels' Carol"
Various - Christmas Spiritual Medley
Anderson - Sleigh Ride
Herman - "The Best Christmas of All," from Mrs. Santa Claus
Loes - "This Little Light of Mine"
Bizet - "Farandole," from L'Arlésienne, Suite No. 2
Rutter - "The Very Best Time of Year"
Adam - "O Holy Night"
Anderson - A Christmas Festival

Maybe you’re new to The Philadelphia Orchestra’s holiday music. Or maybe Eugene Ormandy’s 1962 The Glorious Sound of Christmas album is a prize in your record collection. Either way, we invite you to make us part of your annual traditions. Our Christmas concerts feature the full Orchestra, choir, and special guests, all led this year by the irresistible Thomas Wilkins, principal conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Buy your tickets early and put this heartwarming holiday break on your calendar now. Come December, you’ll be glad you did. ’Tis the season!

 
7:00 PM

The Glorious Sound of Christmas

7:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Thomas Wilkins - Conductor
Alison Buchanan - Soprano
Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia
Paul Rardin - Artistic Director
Herman - “We Need a Little Christmas," from Mame
Mendelssohn - "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing"
O'Loughlin - A Season for Joy
Niles - "I Wonder as I Wander"
Prokofiev - "Troika," from Lieutenant Kijé
Traditional - "The First Nowell"
Rutter - "Angels' Carol"
Various - Christmas Spiritual Medley
Anderson - Sleigh Ride
Herman - "The Best Christmas of All," from Mrs. Santa Claus
Loes - "This Little Light of Mine"
Bizet - "Farandole," from L'Arlésienne, Suite No. 2
Rutter - "The Very Best Time of Year"
Adam - "O Holy Night"
Anderson - A Christmas Festival

Maybe you’re new to The Philadelphia Orchestra’s holiday music. Or maybe Eugene Ormandy’s 1962 The Glorious Sound of Christmas album is a prize in your record collection. Either way, we invite you to make us part of your annual traditions. Our Christmas concerts feature the full Orchestra, choir, and special guests, all led this year by the irresistible Thomas Wilkins, principal conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Buy your tickets early and put this heartwarming holiday break on your calendar now. Come December, you’ll be glad you did. ’Tis the season!

 
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2:00 PM

Messiah

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Nathalie Stutzmann - Conductor
Ying Fang - Soprano
Angela Brower - Mezzo-soprano
Lawrence Wiliford - Tenor
Stephen Powell - Baritone
Philadelphia Symphonic Choir
Joe Miller - Director
Handel - Messiah

It wouldn't be the holiday season without Handel's divine Messiah. French conductor and vocalist Nathalie Stutzmann—who made her U.S. conducting debut with Messiah performances in Detroit and at the Kennedy Center—makes her Philadelphia Orchestra conducting debut leading this most famous of oratorios. With one performance only, this is guaranteed to sell out. Don't miss your chance to be in the hall when the audience stands for the “Hallelujah” Chorus. Wonderful!

 
 
7:00 PM

Home Alone with The Philadelphia Orchestra

7:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Constantine Kitsopoulos - Conductor
The Choirs at the College of New Jersey
Williams - Home Alone (complete with film)

A true holiday favorite, this beloved comedy classic features renowned composer John Williams' charming and delightful score performed live to picture by The Philadelphia Orchestra. Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who's accidentally left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation, and who must defend his home against two bungling thieves. Hilarious and heart-warming, Home Alone is holiday fun for the entire family!

© 1990 Twentieth Century Fox

 
7:00 PM

Home Alone with The Philadelphia Orchestra

7:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Constantine Kitsopoulos - Conductor
The Choirs at the College of New Jersey
Williams - Home Alone (complete with film)

A true holiday favorite, this beloved comedy classic features renowned composer John Williams' charming and delightful score performed live to picture by The Philadelphia Orchestra.  Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who's accidentally left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation, and who must defend his home against two bungling thieves. Hilarious and heart-warming, Home Alone is holiday fun for the entire family!

© 1990 Twentieth Century Fox

 
7:00 PM

Home Alone with The Philadelphia Orchestra

7:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Constantine Kitsopoulos - Conductor
The Choirs at the College of New Jersey
Williams - Home Alone (complete with film)

A true holiday favorite, this beloved comedy classic features renowned composer John Williams' charming and delightful score performed live to picture by The Philadelphia Orchestra.  Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who's accidentally left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation, and who must defend his home against two bungling thieves. Hilarious and heart-warming, Home Alone is holiday fun for the entire family!

© 1990 Twentieth Century Fox

 
 
 
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7:30 PM

New Year's Eve

7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Bramwell Tovey - Conductor
Tracy Dahl - Soprano
Bernstein - Overture to Candide
Bernstein - “Glitter and Be Gay,” from Candide
Bernstein - Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront
Gershwin - “The Man I Love,” from Strike Up the Band
Gershwin - “They Can't Take That Away from Me”
Gershwin - “Fascinating Rhythm,” from Lady Be Good
Gershwin - “By Strauss”
J. Strauss, Jr. - “Emperor” Waltz
J. Strauss, Jr. - “Künstler” Quadrille
J. Strauss, Jr. - “Egyptian” March
J. Strauss, Jr. - Perpetuum mobile
J. Strauss, Jr. - “Champagne” Polka
J. Strauss, Jr. - “On the Beautiful Blue Danube” Waltz

Celebrate the arrival of 2017 with the Fabulous Philadelphians! The perennially popular Bramwell Tovey (“… please borrow, steal, and BEG BEG Bramwell Tovey to come back!” one fan implored us) leads the festivities with “his Noël Coward-esque wit and solid command of the Philadelphia Orchestra.” (The Philadelphia Inquirer) The Grammy-winning guest conductor promises an evening of delicious music—spiced with a dash of irreverence. Ring in the New Year in style!

 

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