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7:30 PM

South American Sounds

7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Miguel Harth-Bedoya - Conductor
Elizabeth Hainen - Harp
Gershwin - Cuban Overture
Ginastera - Harp Concerto
INTERMISSION -
Piazzolla - Tangazo
López - Perú negro

Join us on a whirlwind tour of the music of South America and, courtesy of New Yorker George Gershwin, the Caribbean! His 1932 Cuban Overture is awash in rhumba rhythms. Principal Harp Elizabeth Hainen shines in Ginastera's Harp Concerto, given its world premiere by The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1965. Fellow Argentinian Astor Piazzolla's Tangazo mines the tango's rich emotional depths as only he could.

 
2:00 PM

South American Sounds

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Miguel Harth-Bedoya - Conductor
Elizabeth Hainen - Harp
Gershwin - Cuban Overture
Ginastera - Harp Concerto
INTERMISSION -
Piazzolla - Tangazo
López - Perú negro

Join us on a whirlwind tour of the music of South America and, courtesy of New Yorker George Gershwin, the Caribbean! His 1932 Cuban Overture is awash in rhumba rhythms. Principal Harp Elizabeth Hainen shines in Ginastera's Harp Concerto, given its world premiere by The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1965. Fellow Argentinian Astor Piazzolla's Tangazo mines the tango's rich emotional depths as only he could.

 
8:00 PM

South American Sounds

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Miguel Harth-Bedoya - Conductor
Elizabeth Hainen - Harp
Gershwin - Cuban Overture
Ginastera - Harp Concerto
INTERMISSION -
Piazzolla - Tangazo
López - Perú negro

Join us on a whirlwind tour of the music of South America and, courtesy of New Yorker George Gershwin, the Caribbean! His 1932 Cuban Overture is awash in rhumba rhythms. Principal Harp Elizabeth Hainen shines in Ginastera's Harp Concerto, given its world premiere by The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1965. Fellow Argentinian Astor Piazzolla's Tangazo mines the tango's rich emotional depths as only he could.

 
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7:30 PM

Free College Concert

7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Kensho Watanabe - Conductor
Isaiah Kim - Cello
Verdi - Overture to La forza del destino
Dvorak - First movement from Cello Concerto
Stravinsky - Suite from The Firebird

Every year, a free concert just for college students kicks off The Philadelphia Orchestra's eZseatU program, where thousands of students fill Verizon Hall to experience the famous Philadelphia Sound. A post-concert party in the Kimmel Center lobby with free food and more live music completes this festive night!

 
 
7:30 PM

Debussy and Chausson

7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
David Kim - Violin
Didi Balle - Playwright and Director
Palestrina/orch. Stokowski - "Adoramus te Christe"
Chausson - Poème, for violin and orchestra
Debussy - "The Sunken Cathedral," from Preludes
INTERMISSION -
Debussy - La Mer

This first program features two Stokowski orchestrations: “Adoramus te Christe” by Palestrina (a composer Barnes felt affinity for) and Debussy's “The Sunken Cathedral.” Concertmaster David Kim solos in Chausson's elegant Poème, and Debussy's La Mer paints an indelible picture of the sea.

 
2:00 PM

Debussy and Chausson

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
David Kim - Violin
Didi Balle - Playwright and Director
Palestrina/orch. Stokowski - "Adoramus te Christe"
Chausson - Poème, Op. 25, for violin and orchestra
Debussy/orch. Stokowski - "The Sunken Cathedral," from Preludes
INTERMISSION -
Debussy - La Mer

This first program features two Stokowski orchestrations: “Adoramus te Christe” by Palestrina (a composer Barnes felt affinity for) and Debussy's “The Sunken Cathedral.” Concertmaster David Kim solos in Chausson's elegant Poème, and Debussy's La Mer paints an indelible picture of the sea.

 
3:00 PM

Stokowski, Barnes, and Matisse

3:00 PM, Barnes Foundation
Mari Shaw - Moderator
Jeremy Braddock - Panelist
Peter Crimmins - Panelist
Jack McCarthy - Panelist
Jean-Michel Rabaté - Panelist

Enjoy a panel discussion entitled “Stokowski, Barnes, and Matisse,” which will focus on the impact Barnes and Stokowski had on the cultural landscape of Philadelphia and America. The panel will take place at the Barnes Foundation on October 13 from 3-4:30 PM, with an introduction by Stéphane Denève.

 
8:00 PM

Debussy and Chausson

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
David Kim - Violin
Didi Balle - Playwright and Director
Palestrina/orch. Stokowski - "Adoramus te Christe"
Chausson - Poème, Op. 25, for violin and orchestra
Debussy/orch. Stokowski - "The Sunken Cathedral," from Preludes
INTERMISSION -
Debussy - La Mer

This first program features two Stokowski orchestrations: “Adoramus te Christe” by Palestrina (a composer Barnes felt affinity for) and Debussy's “The Sunken Cathedral.” Concertmaster David Kim solos in Chausson's elegant Poème, and Debussy's La Mer paints an indelible picture of the sea.

 
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7:30 PM

SoundLAB: Into Darkness

7:30 PM, Amer. Philosophical Society
Emma Resmini - Bass Flute
JACK Quartet - Ensemble
SoundLAB String Quartet - Ensemble
Lacaze - Archèlogos II, for bass flute and audio track (U.S. premiere)
di Castri - The Contours of Absence, for two string quartets (U.S. premiere)
Haas - String Quartet No. 9 (Philadelphia premiere; performed in total darkness)

Just as Barnes and Stokowski imported innovative art to the region, two chamber concerts of contemporary repertoire will serve as a laboratory for new music in Philadelphia. Featuring musicians from around the world and curated by new music presenter SoundLAB, the chamber concerts will include U.S. and Philadelphia premieres of works by living composers. 

This concert is FREE and open to the public, but online RSVPs are encouraged.

 
 
7:30 PM

SoundLAB: At First Light

7:30 PM, Phila. Episcopal Cathedral
Robert Whalen - Conductor
SoundLAB - Ensemble
Emma Resmini - Bass flute
Eric Umble - Clarinet
Marina Kiefferstein - Violin
Giancarlo Latta - Violin
Josh Wareham - Viola
Issei Herr - Cello
Edo Frenkel - Piano
Katherine Skovira - Soprano
Knussen - Coursing, Op. 17, for chamber orchestra (Philadelphia premiere)
Mochizuki - All that is including me, for bass flute, clarinet, and violin (U.S. premiere)
Reverdy - Dix musiques minutes, for string trio (U.S. premiere)
Magalhaes - Mobile, for prepared piano (U.S. premiere)
Thomas - Plea for Peace, a vocalise for soprano and string quartet (Philadelphia premiere)
Thomas - Prayer and Celebration, for chamber orchestra (Philadelphia premiere)
Benjamin - At First Light, for chamber orchestra (Philadelphia premiere)

Just as Barnes and Stokowski imported innovative art to the region, two chamber concerts of contemporary repertoire will serve as a laboratory for new music in Philadelphia. Featuring musicians from around the world and curated by new music presenter SoundLAB, the chamber concerts will include U.S. and Philadelphia premieres of works by living composers. 

This concert is FREE and open to the public, but online RSVPs are encouraged.

 
2:00 PM

The Rite of Spring

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Peter Richard Conte - Organ
Didi Balle - Playwright and Director
Milhaud - The Creation of the World
Poulenc - Organ Concerto
INTERMISSION -
Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring

In this second program, we witness The Creation of the World, courtesy of Frenchman Darius Milhaud, who was energized by the jazz he heard on a visit to Harlem. Francis Poulenc's Organ Concerto is a dazzling showpiece for the marvelous Fred. J. Cooper Memorial Organ. The Rite of Spring—first brought to America by Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphians— remains a primal, shattering musical masterpiece. Albert Barnes once wrote about the strong link he saw between the works of Henri Matisse and Stravinsky's compositions. This program reveals the intellectual and artistic zeal Barnes and Stokowski shared, which resonates to this day.

 
10:00 AM

Sound All Around: Brass

10:00 AM, Academy of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Ernesto Tovar Torres - Horn

Presenting: the brass family! The brass family is the loudest of the orchestra, and can be heard from far, far away, making its instruments perfect for fanfares and announcements. This family includes the trumpet, trombone, French horn, and tuba.  Brass players produce sound by buzzing their lips into the mouthpiece. Philadelphia Orchestra musician Ernesto Tovar Torres will guide the audience through this regal instrument family.

 
11:15 AM

Sound All Around: Brass

11:15 AM, Academy of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Ernesto Tovar Torres - Horn

Presenting: the brass family! The brass family is the loudest of the orchestra, and can be heard from far, far away, making its instruments perfect for fanfares and announcements. This family includes the trumpet, trombone, French horn, and tuba.  Brass players produce sound by buzzing their lips into the mouthpiece. Philadelphia Orchestra musician Ernesto Tovar Torres will guide the audience through this regal instrument family.

 
8:00 PM

The Rite of Spring

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Peter Richard Conte - Organ
Didi Balle - Playwright and Director
Milhaud - The Creation of the World
Poulenc - Organ Concerto
INTERMISSION -
Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring

In this second program, we witness The Creation of the World, courtesy of Frenchman Darius Milhaud, who was energized by the jazz he heard on a visit to Harlem. Francis Poulenc's Organ Concerto is a dazzling showpiece for the marvelous Fred. J. Cooper Memorial Organ. The Rite of Spring—first brought to America by Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphians— remains a primal, shattering musical masterpiece. Albert Barnes once wrote about the strong link he saw between the works of Henri Matisse and Stravinsky's compositions. This program reveals the intellectual and artistic zeal Barnes and Stokowski shared, which resonates to this day.

 
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2:00 PM

The Rite of Spring

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Peter Richard Conte - Organ
Didi Balle - Playwright and Director
Milhaud - The Creation of the World
Poulenc - Organ Concerto
INTERMISSION -
Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring

In this second program, we witness The Creation of the World, courtesy of Frenchman Darius Milhaud, who was energized by the jazz he heard on a visit to Harlem. Francis Poulenc's Organ Concerto is a dazzling showpiece for the marvelous Fred. J. Cooper Memorial Organ. The Rite of Spring—first brought to America by Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphians— remains a primal, shattering musical masterpiece. Albert Barnes once wrote about the strong link he saw between the works of Henri Matisse and Stravinsky's compositions. This program reveals the intellectual and artistic zeal Barnes and Stokowski shared, which resonates to this day.

 
10:00 AM

Sound All Around: Brass

10:00 AM, Academy of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Ernesto Tovar Torres - Horn

Presenting: the brass family! The brass family is the loudest of the orchestra, and can be heard from far, far away, making its instruments perfect for fanfares and announcements. This family includes the trumpet, trombone, French horn, and tuba.  Brass players produce sound by buzzing their lips into the mouthpiece. Philadelphia Orchestra musician Ernesto Tovar Torres will guide the audience through this regal instrument family.

 
11:15 AM

Sound All Around: Brass

11:15 AM, Academy of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Ernesto Tovar Torres - Horn

Presenting: the brass family! The brass family is the loudest of the orchestra, and can be heard from far, far away, making its instruments perfect for fanfares and announcements. This family includes the trumpet, trombone, French horn, and tuba.  Brass players produce sound by buzzing their lips into the mouthpiece. Philadelphia Orchestra musician Ernesto Tovar Torres will guide the audience through this regal instrument family.

 
 
 
7:30 PM

French Tales

7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Louis Langrée - Conductor
Kirill Gerstein - Piano
Saint-Saëns - Danse macabre
Franck - The Accursed Huntsman
Dukas - The Sorcerer's Apprentice
INTERMISSION -
Ravel - Piano Concerto in G major
Ravel - Suite No. 2 from Daphnis and Chloé

Louis Langrée returns to lead this feast of French favorites, some of them especially attuned to the spooky season! Dukas's The Sorcerer's Apprentice, immortalized in Fantasia, returns on subscription. The Saint-Saëns is delightfully macabre. And Franck's Accursed Huntsman tells the cautionary tale of a hunter who broke the Sabbath, to his eternal regret.

 
2:00 PM

French Tales

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Louis Langrée - Conductor
Kirill Gerstein - Piano
Saint-Saëns - Danse macabre
Franck - The Accursed Huntsman
Dukas - The Sorcerer's Apprentice
INTERMISSION -
Ravel - Piano Concerto in G major
Ravel - Suite No. 2 from Daphnis and Chloé

Louis Langrée returns to lead this feast of French favorites, some of them especially attuned to the spooky season! Dukas's The Sorcerer's Apprentice, immortalized in Fantasia, returns on subscription. The Saint-Saëns is delightfully macabre. And Franck's Accursed Huntsman tells the cautionary tale of a hunter who broke the Sabbath, to his eternal regret.

 
11:30 AM

Halloween Tricks and Treats

11:30 AM, Verizon Hall
Kensho Watanabe - Conductor
Grieg - “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” from Peer Gynt
Liadov - Baba-Yaga
Rosas - “Over the Waves” Waltz
Frank - Excerpt from La llorona
Saint-Saëns - Danse macabre
Giacchino - Coco
Moncayo - Huapango

Haunting harmonies and mysterious melodies for the whole family! Come in costume for fright and delight at The Philadelphia Orchestra./p>

 
8:00 PM

French Tales

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Louis Langrée - Conductor
Kirill Gerstein - Piano
Saint-Saëns - Danse macabre
Franck - The Accursed Huntsman
Dukas - The Sorcerer's Apprentice
INTERMISSION -
Ravel - Piano Concerto in G major
Ravel - Suite No. 2 from Daphnis and Chloé

Louis Langrée returns to lead this feast of French favorites, some of them especially attuned to the spooky season! Dukas's The Sorcerer's Apprentice, immortalized in Fantasia, returns on subscription. The Saint-Saëns is delightfully macabre. And Franck's Accursed Huntsman tells the cautionary tale of a hunter who broke the Sabbath, to his eternal regret.

 
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7:00 PM

Organ and Orchestra Halloween

7:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Kensho Watanabe - Conductor
Frederick Haas - Host
Peter Richard Conte - Organ
Bach/orch. Stokowski - Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Musorgsky - A Night on Bald Mountain
Bonnet - “Elves,” from 12 Organ Pieces
Dukas - The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Rachmaninoff/orch. Stokowski - Prelude in C-sharp minor
Grieg - “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” from Peer Gynt
Reger - Introduction and Passacaglia in D minor
Berlioz - “March to the Scaffold,” from Symphonie fantastique
Wagner - “The Ride of the Valkyries,” from Die Walküre

Join the Orchestra in costume for this fun and irreverent night with the Philadelphians and the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ. Spooky highlights include Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor and Musorgsky's A Night on Bald Mountain. Stay after the concert for our signature “organ pump” experience—come up and lie down on stage to feel the vibrations from this king of instruments!

 
 
 
 
 

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