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8:00 PM

Mozart's Great Mass

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Lucy Crowe - Soprano
Kate Lindsey - Mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Phan - Tenor
Philippe Sly - Bass-baritone
The Westminster Symphonic Choir - Mixed chorus
Joe Miller - Director
Theofanidis - Rainbow Body
Schubert - Symphony in B minor ("Unfinished")
INTERMISSION
Mozart - Mass in C minor

We are saddened that this performance has been canceled due to the musicians’ labor action and we look forward to having the Philadelphia Sound return to us soon. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

If you are a concert-only ticket holder to this performance, you have several options for managing your tickets. You may apply the value of them into another subscription concert later in the season, donate the value of your tickets back to the Orchestra, or request a refund.

You may log in to “My Account” with your user name and password to manage your tickets directly through the Credit On Account section. Or please contact Patron Services at 215.893.1999 or by e-mail at patronservices@philorch.org.

 
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2:00 PM

Mozart's Great Mass

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Lucy Crowe - Soprano
Kate Lindsey - Mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Phan - Tenor
Philippe Sly - Bass-baritone
The Westminster Symphonic Choir - Mixed chorus
Joe Miller - Director
Theofanidis - Rainbow Body
Schubert - Symphony in B minor ("Unfinished")
INTERMISSION
Mozart - Mass in C minor

We are saddened that this performance has been canceled due to the musicians’ labor action and we look forward to having the Philadelphia Sound return to us soon. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

If you are a concert-only ticket holder to this performance, you have several options for managing your tickets. You may apply the value of them into another subscription concert later in the season, donate the value of your tickets back to the Orchestra, or request a refund.

You may log in to “My Account” with your user name and password to manage your tickets directly through the Credit On Account section. Or please contact Patron Services at 215.893.1999 or by e-mail at patronservices@philorch.org.

 
 
 
 
8:00 PM

Simon Rattle Returns

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Simon Rattle - Conductor
Mahler - Symphony No. 6

In his only U.S. orchestra guest conducting appearance of the season, Simon Rattle, fiery leader of the esteemed Berlin Philharmonic and regular Philadelphia Orchestra collaborator, returns to Verizon Hall for one night only, bringing “his characteristic combination of strategy, intellectualism, and heat.” (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

 
8:00 PM

Berlioz's Fantastic Obsession

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Stéphane Tétreault - Cello
Berlioz - Le Corsaire Overture
Saint-Saëns - Cello Concerto No. 1
INTERMISSION
Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique

Hector Berlioz takes infatuation to a whole new level in his revolutionary—and semi-autobiographical—Symphonie fantastique, a musical tale of love, lust, ecstasy, despair, and murder. The names of the movements chart the spiraling decline of a heartsick artist, from his innocent “Daydreams” to his eventual “March to the Scaffold.” “I mean to stagger the musical world,” Berlioz wrote—and he did. This all-French program, continuing the season-long theme, opens with an exhilarating rush of strings and woodwinds, conjuring the swagger of pirates on the high seas in Berlioz’s swashbuckling Le Corsaire Overture. Berlioz was a champion of late-Romantic French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, whose single-movement First Cello Concerto will hold audiences rapt from the soloist’s dramatic first-bar entry. The dynamic young Montrealer Stéphane Tétreault makes his Philadelphia Orchestra debut, performing on a highly treasured Stradivarius cello once owned by Paganini. 

This concert is LiveNote™ enabled.

 
8:00 PM

Berlioz's Fantastic Obsession

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Stéphane Tétreault - Cello
Berlioz - Le Corsaire Overture
Saint-Saëns - Cello Concerto No. 1
INTERMISSION
Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique

Hector Berlioz takes infatuation to a whole new level in his revolutionary—and semi-autobiographical—Symphonie fantastique, a musical tale of love, lust, ecstasy, despair, and murder. The names of the movements chart the spiraling decline of a heartsick artist, from his innocent “Daydreams” to his eventual “March to the Scaffold.” “I mean to stagger the musical world,” Berlioz wrote—and he did. This all-French program, continuing the season-long theme, opens with an exhilarating rush of strings and woodwinds, conjuring the swagger of pirates on the high seas in Berlioz’s swashbuckling Le Corsaire Overture. Berlioz was a champion of late-Romantic French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, whose single-movement First Cello Concerto will hold audiences rapt from the soloist’s dramatic first-bar entry. The dynamic young Montrealer Stéphane Tétreault makes his Philadelphia Orchestra debut, performing on a highly treasured Stradivarius cello once owned by Paganini. 

This concert is LiveNote™ enabled.

 
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8:00 PM

Simon Rattle Returns

8:00 PM, Carnegie Hall
Simon Rattle - Conductor
Mahler - Symphony No. 6

Mahler touches the heart’s deepest, most tumultuous emotions in his Sixth Symphony. His opening movement includes a rapturous musical portrait of his wife, Alma. But the work's devastating conclusion is eerie and agitated. The original finale surges up three times, stopped in each case by a tremendous hammer stroke, presaging tragedies in Mahler’s life: the loss of his Vienna State Opera position, the death of his daughter, and the diagnosis of a heart condition that would prove fatal.

 
 
 
 
7:00 PM

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial with The Philadelphia Orchestra

7:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Williams - E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (complete with film)

John Williams is E.T.,” Steven Spielberg is quoted as saying. In their decades-long collaboration, Williams has composed the music for almost every one of Spielberg’s movies, but his Oscar®- and Grammy-winning score for the beloved E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial was so exceptional, the famous director actually cut the final sequence to match the music, instead of the other way around. Join The Philadelphia Orchestra for an unforgettable performance of this magical score live to picture, as the entire film is projected in HD. Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève, a Williams aficionado who remembers E.T. as the first time he cried at the movies, conducts. Just try to avoid chills—or tears—when that bicycle pedals off the mountain and flies past the moon, lifted by Williams’s tender and soaring melodies.

E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLC. All Rights Reserved. ©A.M.P.A.S.®

 
10:00 AM

Sound All Around Cello

10:00 AM, Academy Of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Hugh Sung - Piano
Richard Harlow - Cello

Explore the string family of instruments through sight and sound! Can you guess which instruments are part of the string family? This family includes violin, viola, cello, and double bass, as well as the harp, guitar, ukulele, and even keyboard instruments. Sound is created on these instruments through the vibration of the strings when they are bowed, plucked, or strummed.
 
11:15 AM

Sound All Around Cello

11:15 AM, Academy Of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Hugh Sung - Piano
Richard Harlow - Cello

Explore the string family of instruments through sight and sound! Can you guess which instruments are part of the string family? This family includes violin, viola, cello, and double bass, as well as the harp, guitar, ukulele, and even keyboard instruments. Sound is created on these instruments through the vibration of the strings when they are bowed, plucked, or strummed.
 
7:00 PM

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial with The Philadelphia Orchestra

7:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Williams - E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (complete with film)

John Williams is E.T.,” Steven Spielberg is quoted as saying. In their decades-long collaboration, Williams has composed the music for almost every one of Spielberg’s movies, but his Oscar®- and Grammy-winning score for the beloved E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial was so exceptional, the famous director actually cut the final sequence to match the music, instead of the other way around. Join The Philadelphia Orchestra for an unforgettable performance of this magical score live to picture, as the entire film is projected in HD. Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève, a Williams aficionado who remembers E.T. as the first time he cried at the movies, conducts. Just try to avoid chills—or tears—when that bicycle pedals off the mountain and flies past the moon, lifted by Williams’s tender and soaring melodies.

E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLC. All Rights Reserved. ©A.M.P.A.S.®

 
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2:00 PM

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial with The Philadelphia Orchestra

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Williams - E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (complete with film)

John Williams is E.T.,” Steven Spielberg is quoted as saying. In their decades-long collaboration, Williams has composed the music for almost every one of Spielberg’s movies, but his Oscar®- and Grammy-winning score for the beloved E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial was so exceptional, the famous director actually cut the final sequence to match the music, instead of the other way around. Join The Philadelphia Orchestra for an unforgettable performance of this magical score live to picture, as the entire film is projected in HD. Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève, a Williams aficionado who remembers E.T. as the first time he cried at the movies, conducts. Just try to avoid chills—or tears—when that bicycle pedals off the mountain and flies past the moon, lifted by Williams’s tender and soaring melodies.

E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLC. All Rights Reserved. ©A.M.P.A.S.®

 
10:00 AM

Sound All Around Cello

10:00 AM, Academy Of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Hugh Sung - Piano
Richard Harlow - Cello

Explore the string family of instruments through sight and sound! Can you guess which instruments are part of the string family? This family includes violin, viola, cello, and double bass, as well as the harp, guitar, ukulele, and even keyboard instruments. Sound is created on these instruments through the vibration of the strings when they are bowed, plucked, or strummed.
 
11:15 AM

Sound All Around Cello

11:15 AM, Academy Of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Hugh Sung - Piano
Richard Harlow - Cello

Explore the string family of instruments through sight and sound! Can you guess which instruments are part of the string family? This family includes violin, viola, cello, and double bass, as well as the harp, guitar, ukulele, and even keyboard instruments. Sound is created on these instruments through the vibration of the strings when they are bowed, plucked, or strummed.
 
 
 
8:00 PM

Russian Favorites

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Denis Kozhukhin - Piano
Tchaikovsky/arr. Stokowski - Andante cantabile, from String Quartet No. 1 ("Accordion")
Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1
INTERMISSION
Musorgsky/arr. & orch. Stokowski - Boris Godunov: A Symphonic Synthesis
Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture

Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève leads a program that combines treasured masterworks with fresh discoveries from two of Russia’s iconic composers. The great young Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin makes his subscription debut with Tchaikovsky’s beloved First Piano Concerto. Our legendary former Music Director Leopold Stokowski arranged the Andante cantabile second movement from Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No. 1 for string orchestra, and created a Symphonic Synthesis from Musorgsky’s opera Boris Godunov. We conclude with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, the most vivid depiction of a battle you’ll ever hear in a concert hall (and rarely hear on a subscription program)!

 
2:00 PM

Russian Favorites

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Denis Kozhukhin - Piano
Tchaikovsky/arr. Stokowski - Andante cantabile, from String Quartet No. 1 ("Accordion")
Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1
INTERMISSION
Musorgsky/arr. & orch. Stokowski - Boris Godunov: A Symphonic Synthesis
Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture

Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève leads a program that combines treasured masterworks with fresh discoveries from two of Russia’s iconic composers. The great young Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin makes his subscription debut with Tchaikovsky’s beloved First Piano Concerto. Our legendary former Music Director Leopold Stokowski arranged the Andante cantabile second movement from Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No. 1 for string orchestra, and created a Symphonic Synthesis from Musorgsky’s opera Boris Godunov. We conclude with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, the most vivid depiction of a battle you’ll ever hear in a concert hall (and rarely hear on a subscription program)!

 
8:00 PM

Russian Favorites

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Denis Kozhukhin - Piano
Tchaikovsky/arr. Stokowski - Andante cantabile, from String Quartet No. 1 ("Accordion")
Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1
INTERMISSION
Musorgsky/arr. & orch. Stokowski - Boris Godunov: A Symphonic Synthesis
Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture

Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève leads a program that combines treasured masterworks with fresh discoveries from two of Russia’s iconic composers. The great young Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin makes his subscription debut with Tchaikovsky’s beloved First Piano Concerto. Our legendary former Music Director Leopold Stokowski arranged the Andante cantabile second movement from Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No. 1 for string orchestra, and created a Symphonic Synthesis from Musorgsky’s opera Boris Godunov. We conclude with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, the most vivid depiction of a battle you’ll ever hear in a concert hall (and rarely hear on a subscription program)!

 
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8:00 PM

Brahms: Symphony No. 1

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Alain Altinoglu - Conductor
Veronika Eberle - Violin
Dutilleux - Métaboles
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto
INTERMISSION
Brahms - Symphony No. 1

This season offers an exceptional opportunity to hear all four of Brahms’s great symphonies, led by four different conductors. We begin with the powerful Symphony No. 1, the composer’s answer to Beethoven and the culmination of 15 years’ work. Parisian Alain Altinoglu, who earned raves for his “superb performances” (The Philadelphia Inquirer) at his 2014 debut, conducts. Veronika Eberle is our soloist in Mendelssohn’s luminous Violin Concerto, which never fails to captivate—and neither does Eberle, an astounding violinist just 27 years old. Yannick calls Henri Dutilleux “one of the finest French composers of the 20th century.” Métaboles is a prime example of his artistry. This program is an irresistible combination of 19th-century favorites and a 20th-century standout.

 
2:00 PM

Brahms: Symphony No. 1

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Alain Altinoglu - Conductor
Veronika Eberle - Violin
Dutilleux - Métaboles
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto
INTERMISSION
Brahms - Symphony No. 1

This season offers an exceptional opportunity to hear all four of Brahms’s great symphonies, led by four different conductors. We begin with the powerful Symphony No. 1, the composer’s answer to Beethoven and the culmination of 15 years’ work. Parisian Alain Altinoglu, who earned raves for his “superb performances” (The Philadelphia Inquirer) at his 2014 debut, conducts. Veronika Eberle is our soloist in Mendelssohn’s luminous Violin Concerto, which never fails to captivate—and neither does Eberle, an astounding violinist just 27 years old. Yannick calls Henri Dutilleux “one of the finest French composers of the 20th century.” Métaboles is a prime example of his artistry. This program is an irresistible combination of 19th-century favorites and a 20th-century standout.

 
9:30 PM

Halloween Organ Extravaganza

9:30 PM, Verizon Hall

Back for its third core-shaking year: our Halloween Organ Extravaganza! The magnificent Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ will resound, vibrating through Verizon Hall and sending spines tingling in every plush red velvet seat. Come in costume, or come as you are, but come prepared to have bones rattled and your breath taken away as our guest organists literally pull out all the stops and test the limits of our mighty King of Instruments.

 
11:30 AM

Halloween Treats

11:30 AM, Verizon Hall

Put on your Halloween costume and forget the tricks! We’ve got plenty of treats to fill your musical goodie bag. The Philadelphia Orchestra explores the spooky and the silly in this orchestral adventure, an annual audience favorite.

 
8:00 PM

Brahms: Symphony No. 1

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Alain Altinoglu - Conductor
Veronika Eberle - Violin
Dutilleux - Métaboles
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto
INTERMISSION
Brahms - Symphony No. 1

This season offers an exceptional opportunity to hear all four of Brahms’s great symphonies, led by four different conductors. We begin with the powerful Symphony No. 1, the composer’s answer to Beethoven and the culmination of 15 years’ work. Parisian Alain Altinoglu, who earned raves for his “superb performances” (The Philadelphia Inquirer) at his 2014 debut, conducts. Veronika Eberle is our soloist in Mendelssohn’s luminous Violin Concerto, which never fails to captivate—and neither does Eberle, an astounding violinist just 27 years old. Yannick calls Henri Dutilleux “one of the finest French composers of the 20th century.” Métaboles is a prime example of his artistry. This program is an irresistible combination of 19th-century favorites and a 20th-century standout.

 
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