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8:00 PM

Swan Lake and Opera

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Michelle DeYoung - Mezzo-soprano
John Relyea - Bass
Tchaikovsky - Selections from Swan Lake
INTERMISSION -
Bartók - Bluebeard's Castle, Op. 11

Indulge in Yannick’s passion for opera in these three evenings of pure spine-tingling drama! Yannick pairs some surprising selections from Tchaikovsky’s dark and gorgeous ballet score with Bartók’s sinister one-act opera. If you think the Black Swan is harrowing, wait until you see what happens when Bluebeard’s suspicious bride insists on seeing what’s behind seven locked doors in her new husband’s castle. The electrifying mezzo-soprano and frequent Metropolitan Opera performer Michelle DeYoung is the newlywed Judith, whose high C will give you chills; Metropolitan Opera regular John Relyea sings the brooding Duke Bluebeard. Spoiler alert: Judith might not want to open that last door.

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8:00 PM

Swan Lake and Opera

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Michelle DeYoung - Mezzo-soprano
John Relyea - Bass
Tchaikovsky - Selections from Swan Lake
INTERMISSION -
Bartók - Bluebeard's Castle, Op. 11

Indulge in Yannick’s passion for opera in these three evenings of pure spine-tingling drama! Yannick pairs some surprising selections from Tchaikovsky’s dark and gorgeous ballet score with Bartók’s sinister one-act opera. If you think the Black Swan is harrowing, wait until you see what happens when Bluebeard’s suspicious bride insists on seeing what’s behind seven locked doors in her new husband’s castle. The electrifying mezzo-soprano and frequent Metropolitan Opera performer Michelle DeYoung is the newlywed Judith, whose high C will give you chills; Metropolitan Opera regular John Relyea sings the brooding Duke Bluebeard. Spoiler alert: Judith might not want to open that last door.

This concert is LiveNote™ enabled.

 
8:00 PM

Swan Lake and Opera

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Michelle DeYoung - Mezzo-soprano
John Relyea - Bass
Tchaikovsky - Selections from Swan Lake
INTERMISSION -
Bartók - Bluebeard's Castle, Op. 11

Indulge in Yannick’s passion for opera in these three evenings of pure spine-tingling drama! Yannick pairs some surprising selections from Tchaikovsky’s dark and gorgeous ballet score with Bartók’s sinister one-act opera. If you think the Black Swan is harrowing, wait until you see what happens when Bluebeard’s suspicious bride insists on seeing what’s behind seven locked doors in her new husband’s castle. The electrifying mezzo-soprano and frequent Metropolitan Opera performer Michelle DeYoung is the newlywed Judith, whose high C will give you chills; Metropolitan Opera regular John Relyea sings the brooding Duke Bluebeard. Spoiler alert: Judith might not want to open that last door.

This concert is LiveNote™ enabled.

 
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8:00 PM

Bluebeard’s Castle--Yannick and Opera

8:00 PM, Carnegie Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Michelle DeYoung - Mezzo-soprano
John Relyea - Bass
Tchaikovsky - Selections from Swan Lake
Bartók - Bluebeard's Castle

You don’t need dancers and scenery to make ballet and opera thrilling when you have the electrifying Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium. Some of Tchaikovsky's most glorious melodies make his dramatic one of his most timeless ballets. While best known for his orchestral music, Bartók’s opera is a riveting one-act psychological drama.

 
7:30 PM

All City Festival

7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Join us as the Philadelphia Orchetsra presents the All City Festival Concert on Wednesday, March 8, at 7:30 PM at the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall. Tickets will be made available on this page. Seating will be general admission and is first-come, first-served. The All City Band, Choir and Orchestra will perform in Verizon Hall. Ensemble conductors Joseph Conyers, Dorina Morrow and Dr. Deborah A. Confredo will take the stage. Special guest Laquita Mitchell will join All City as Don Liuzzi conducts the finale.

 
 
8:00 PM

Beethoven’s “Eroica”

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Michael Tilson Thomas - Conductor
Leonidas Kavakos - Violin
Seeger - Andante for Strings
Berg - Violin Concerto
INTERMISSION -
Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 ("Eroica")

“At the end of his life when asked which was his favorite work, [Beethoven] unhesitatingly said, the ‘Eroica,’” says Michael Tilson Thomas. “It’s a real epic for orchestra, but it’s also a vast and contradictory masterpiece.” The charismatic conductor returns to lead Beethoven’s landmark—and truly heroic—Symphony No. 3. Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos left Verizon Hall audiences rapturous after his 2015 performance of the Sibelius Concerto. He also returns, applying his “off the charts” technique (The Philadelphia Inquirer) to another early-20th-century masterpiece, Berg’s Violin Concerto. The daring American composer Ruth Crawford Seeger dropped in—unannounced—on Berg while in Vienna on a Guggenheim Fellowship. It was shortly after that meeting—and before her immersion in the folk movement that would make her stepson Pete the famous one in the family—that she was composing the experimental music from which her Andante for Strings is plucked. Her concise and compact piece opens these enthralling concerts.

 
10:00 AM

Sound All Around Tuba

10:00 AM, Academy Of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Hugh Sung - Piano
Carol Jantsch - Tuba

Have you ever tried to make the sound a bee makes? This program features the brass family, which includes the trumpet, trombone, horn, and tuba. Brass players produce sound by buzzing their lips into the instrument's mouthpiece. Each brass instrument only has a few valves or slide positions so different pitches are created by changing the speed of buzzing, the focus of the airstream, or the height of the tongue.

 
11:15 AM

Sound All Around Tuba

11:15 AM, Academy Of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Hugh Sung - Piano
Carol Jantsch - Tuba

Have you ever tried to make the sound a bee makes? This program features the brass family, which includes the trumpet, trombone, horn, and tuba. Brass players produce sound by buzzing their lips into the instrument's mouthpiece. Each brass instrument only has a few valves or slide positions so different pitches are created by changing the speed of buzzing, the focus of the airstream, or the height of the tongue.
 
8:00 PM

Beethoven’s “Eroica”

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Michael Tilson Thomas - Conductor
Leonidas Kavakos - Violin
Seeger - Andante for Strings
Berg - Violin Concerto
INTERMISSION -
Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 ("Eroica")

“At the end of his life when asked which was his favorite work, [Beethoven] unhesitatingly said, the ‘Eroica,’” says Michael Tilson Thomas. “It’s a real epic for orchestra, but it’s also a vast and contradictory masterpiece.” The charismatic conductor returns to lead Beethoven’s landmark—and truly heroic—Symphony No. 3. Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos left Verizon Hall audiences rapturous after his 2015 performance of the Sibelius Concerto. He also returns, applying his “off the charts” technique (The Philadelphia Inquirer) to another early-20th-century masterpiece, Berg’s Violin Concerto. The daring American composer Ruth Crawford Seeger dropped in—unannounced—on Berg while in Vienna on a Guggenheim Fellowship. It was shortly after that meeting—and before her immersion in the folk movement that would make her stepson Pete the famous one in the family—that she was composing the experimental music from which her Andante for Strings is plucked. Her concise and compact piece opens these enthralling concerts.

 
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2:00 PM

Beethoven’s “Eroica”

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Michael Tilson Thomas - Conductor
Leonidas Kavakos - Violin
Seeger - Andante for Strings
Berg - Violin Concerto
INTERMISSION -
Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 ("Eroica")

“At the end of his life when asked which was his favorite work, [Beethoven] unhesitatingly said, the ‘Eroica,’” says Michael Tilson Thomas. “It’s a real epic for orchestra, but it’s also a vast and contradictory masterpiece.” The charismatic conductor returns to lead Beethoven’s landmark—and truly heroic—Symphony No. 3. Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos left Verizon Hall audiences rapturous after his 2015 performance of the Sibelius Concerto. He also returns, applying his “off the charts” technique (The Philadelphia Inquirer) to another early-20th-century masterpiece, Berg’s Violin Concerto. The daring American composer Ruth Crawford Seeger dropped in—unannounced—on Berg while in Vienna on a Guggenheim Fellowship. It was shortly after that meeting—and before her immersion in the folk movement that would make her stepson Pete the famous one in the family—that she was composing the experimental music from which her Andante for Strings is plucked. Her concise and compact piece opens these enthralling concerts.

 
10:00 AM

Sound All Around Tuba

10:00 AM, Academy Of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Hugh Sung - Piano
Carol Jantsch - Tuba

Have you ever tried to make the sound a bee makes? This program features the brass family, which includes the trumpet, trombone, horn, and tuba. Brass players produce sound by buzzing their lips into the instrument's mouthpiece. Each brass instrument only has a few valves or slide positions so different pitches are created by changing the speed of buzzing, the focus of the airstream, or the height of the tongue.
 
11:15 AM

Sound All Around Tuba

11:15 AM, Academy Of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Hugh Sung - Piano
Carol Jantsch - Tuba

Have you ever tried to make the sound a bee makes? This program features the brass family, which includes the trumpet, trombone, horn, and tuba. Brass players produce sound by buzzing their lips into the instrument's mouthpiece. Each brass instrument only has a few valves or slide positions so different pitches are created by changing the speed of buzzing, the focus of the airstream, or the height of the tongue.
 
 
8:00 PM

The Iconic Itzhak Perlman

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Itzhak Perlman - Conductor
Itzhak Perlman - Violin
Bach - Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041
Mozart - Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385 ("Haffner")
INTERMISSION -
Dvorák - Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88

President Obama called him “the most beloved violinist of our time” in awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015. A cultural icon, the irrepressible Itzhak Perlman returns to Verizon Hall to conduct and solo with The Philadelphia Orchestra. He brings his “brilliant technique and juicy sound” (TheNew York Times) to Bach’s exquisite First Violin Concerto before leading the ensemble in two symphonic masterpieces: Dvořák’s bucolic Eighth Symphony and Mozart’s intoxicating “Haffner” Symphony, composed amidst a furious frenzy of activity and calling for a finale played “as fast as possible”!

 
8:00 PM

The Iconic Itzhak Perlman

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Itzhak Perlman - Conductor
Itzhak Perlman - Violin
Bach - Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041
Mozart - Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385 ("Haffner")
INTERMISSION -
Dvorák - Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88

President Obama called him “the most beloved violinist of our time” in awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015. A cultural icon, the irrepressible Itzhak Perlman returns to Verizon Hall to conduct and solo with The Philadelphia Orchestra.

 
7:00 PM

Raiders of the Lost Ark with The Philadelphia Orchestra

7:00 PM, Verizon Hall
David Newman - Conductor
Williams - Raiders of the Lost Ark (complete with film)

The film that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, is back and better than ever before!   Relive the magic on the silver screen with the original great adventure… Raiders of the Lost Ark… with John Williams' epic score performed live to picture by a full symphony orchestra!
The year is 1936, and professor of archeology and “obtainer of rare antiquities” Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is tasked by U.S.

"RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK" licensed by LUCASFILM, LTD and PARAMOUNT PICTURES. Motion Picture, Artwork, Photos © 1981 Lucasfilm, Ltd.  All Rights Reserved.

 
7:00 PM

Raiders of the Lost Ark with The Philadelphia Orchestra

7:00 PM, Verizon Hall
David Newman - Conductor
Williams - Raiders of the Lost Ark (complete with film)

The film that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, is back and better than ever before!   Relive the magic on the silver screen with the original great adventure… Raiders of the Lost Ark… with John Williams' epic score performed live to picture by a full symphony orchestra!
The year is 1936, and professor of archeology and “obtainer of rare antiquities” Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is tasked by U.S.

"RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK" licensed by LUCASFILM, LTD and PARAMOUNT PICTURES. Motion Picture, Artwork, Photos © 1981 Lucasfilm, Ltd.  All Rights Reserved.

 
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2:00 PM

Raiders of the Lost Ark with The Philadelphia Orchestra

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
David Newman - Conductor
Williams - Raiders of the Lost Ark (complete with film)

The film that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, is back and better than ever before!   Relive the magic on the silver screen with the original great adventure… Raiders of the Lost Ark… with John Williams' epic score performed live to picture by a full symphony orchestra!
The year is 1936, and professor of archeology and “obtainer of rare antiquities” Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is tasked by U.S.

"RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK" licensed by LUCASFILM, LTD and PARAMOUNT PICTURES. Motion Picture, Artwork, Photos © 1981 Lucasfilm, Ltd.  All Rights Reserved.

 
 
 
 
2:00 PM

Greenfield Student Competition

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
The Philadelphia Orchestra's annual Albert M. Greenfield Student Competition is open to all accomplished young instrumentalists, pianists, and vocalists who reside in—or study regularly with a teacher who resides in—the Greater Philadelphia area. Finalists compete in categories divided by age: Children's, Junior, and Senior and are evaluated on the following merits: exceptional talent, virtuosity, artistic individuality, and comportment as a performer. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.
 
8:00 PM

Britten’s War Requiem with Dutoit

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Charles Dutoit - Conductor
Tatiana Pavlovskaya - Soprano
Steve Davislim - Tenor
Matthias Goerne - Baritone
Westminster Symphonic Choir - Mixed chorus
The American Boychoir - Boys choir
Britten - War Requiem, Op. 66

Conductor Laureate Charles Dutoit returns to lead a massive ensemble in one of the greatest masterpieces in the history of music: Britten’s War Requiem

 
2:00 PM

Britten’s War Requiem with Dutoit

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Charles Dutoit - Conductor
Tatiana Pavlovskaya - Soprano
Steve Davislim - Tenor
Matthias Goerne - Baritone
Westminster Symphonic Choir - Mixed chorus
The American Boychoir - Boys choir
Britten - War Requiem, Op. 66

Conductor Laureate Charles Dutoit returns to lead a massive ensemble in one of the greatest masterpieces in the history of music: Britten’s War Requiem. The composer’s response to the travesty and destruction of war—written to consecrate England’s Coventry Cathedral in 1962, newly rebuilt after being destroyed in a Nazi bombing—features chorus and soprano singing the traditional Latin Mass, constantly interrupted by a chamber orchestra and male voices singing in English. Dutoit says he was overwhelmed when he first heard the work, as a student in Switzerland shortly after its premiere. He has since performed it all over the world. Tradition dictates that the soprano be Russian, the tenor English, and the baritone German, representing the combatants in World War II. We honor that tradition with singers Tatiana Monogarova, John Mark Ainsley, and Matthias Goerne.

 
8:00 PM

Britten’s War Requiem with Dutoit

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Charles Dutoit - Conductor
Tatiana Pavlovskaya - Soprano
Steve Davislim - Tenor
Matthias Goerne - Baritone
Westminster Symphonic Choir - Mixed chorus
The American Boychoir - Boys choir
Britten - War Requiem, Op. 66

Conductor Laureate Charles Dutoit returns to lead a massive ensemble in one of the greatest masterpieces in the history of music: Britten’s War Requiem. The composer’s response to the travesty and destruction of war—written to consecrate England’s Coventry Cathedral in 1962, newly rebuilt after being destroyed in a Nazi bombing—features chorus and soprano singing the traditional Latin Mass, constantly interrupted by a chamber orchestra and male voices singing in English. Dutoit says he was overwhelmed when he first heard the work, as a student in Switzerland shortly after its premiere. He has since performed it all over the world. Tradition dictates that the soprano be Russian, the tenor English, and the baritone German, representing the combatants in World War II. We honor that tradition with singers Tatiana Monogarova, John Mark Ainsley, and Matthias Goerne.

 
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8:00 PM

Pat Metheny and the American Beat

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Bramwell Tovey - Conductor
Ricardo Morales - Clarinet
Christopher Deviney - Vibraphone
She-e Wu - Marimba
Michael Jones - Tenor
Daniel Schwartz - Tenor
Bernstein - Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs for Solo Clarinet and Jazz Ensemble
Metheny - Duo Concerto for Vibraphone and Marimba
INTERMISSION -
Dvorák - Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 ("From the New World")

Principal Percussion Christopher Deviney calls 20-time Grammy winner Pat Metheny and his composing partner Lyle Mays the “most important duo to come along since George and Ira Gershwin.” Deviney has orchestrated three Metheny jazz tunes into an all-new percussion concerto starring She-e Wu on marimba and himself on vibraphone. “To have a solo is a dream come true but to then premiere it with The Philadelphia Orchestra—my own orchestra—is beyond what I ever thought would happen,” he says. Audience favorite conductor Bramwell Tovey brings his impresario’s touch to a clever program that combines the world premiere with Dvorák’s lofty final symphony—“From the New World” indeed, as it was written in New York City—and Bernstein’s jazz-infused Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs, a jazz-hall style work for clarinet and orchestra premiered by Benny Goodman

 
2:00 PM

Pat Metheny and the American Beat

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Bramwell Tovey - Conductor
Ricardo Morales - Clarinet
Christopher Deviney - Vibraphone
She-e Wu - Marimba
Michael Jones - Tenor
Daniel Schwartz - Tenor
Bernstein - Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs for Solo Clarinet and Jazz Ensemble
Metheny - Duo Concerto for Vibraphone and Marimba
INTERMISSION -
Dvorák - Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 ("From the New World")

Principal Percussion Christopher Deviney calls 20-time Grammy winner Pat Metheny and his composing partner Lyle Mays the “most important duo to come along since George and Ira Gershwin.” Deviney has orchestrated three Metheny jazz tunes into an all-new percussion concerto starring She-e Wu on marimba and himself on vibraphone. “To have a solo is a dream come true but to then premiere it with The Philadelphia Orchestra—my own orchestra—is beyond what I ever thought would happen,” he says. Audience favorite conductor Bramwell Tovey brings his impresario’s touch to a clever program that combines the world premiere with Dvorák’s lofty final symphony—“From the New World” indeed, as it was written in New York City—and Bernstein’s jazz-infused Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs, a jazz-hall style work for clarinet and orchestra premiered by Benny Goodman

 
 

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