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7:00 PM

Carnegie Hall Opening Night

7:00 PM, Carnegie Hall - New York
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Lang Lang - Piano
Chick Corea - Piano
Maxim Lando - Piano
Bernstein - Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront
Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
Bernstein - Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

It’s a gala opening night for the ages when The Philadelphia Orchestra and its superstar music director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, launch Carnegie Hall’s 2017-18 season with a concert of American classics. Few works are as quintessentially New York as Gershwin’s bluesy Rhapsody in Blue and when the soloist is Lang Lang, the sparks fly. The energy, romance, and grit of New York is also portrayed in Bernstein’s music for the film On the Waterfront and his Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.

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7:00 PM

Opening Night

7:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Harmony Zhu - Piano
Emanuel Ax - Piano
Bernstein - Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront
Beethoven - First movement from Piano Concerto No. 1
Brahms - Hungarian Dances Nos. 1 & 5, for Piano 4-Hands
Bernstein - Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Join us as we kick off The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 118th season in high style. 

 
8:00 PM

Yannick and Emanuel Ax

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Paul Jacobs - Organ
Emanuel Ax - Piano
Oquin - Resilience, for organ and orchestra
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 27, K. 595
INTERMISSION -
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4

It's the consummate kickoff for the season's subscription concerts. Emanuel Ax returns to Verizon Hall to join the Fabulous Philadelphians in Mozart's final piano concerto. Yannick and the Orchestra explore the King of Instruments in Wayne Oquin's Resilience, written for organist and Philadelphia audience favorite Paul Jacobs. Tchaikovsky's fiery Fourth Symphony rounds out the program.

 
8:00 PM

Yannick and Emanuel Ax

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Paul Jacobs - Organ
Emanuel Ax - Piano
Oquin - Resilience, for organ and orchestra
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 27, K. 595
INTERMISSION -
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4

An enduring musical partnership and a tour-de-force showcase of the Orchestra's brilliance: These concerts are the consummate kickoff for the season's subscription concerts! Emanuel Ax (“We are totally captured by his intensity and pianistic achievement”—Los Angeles Times) returns to Verizon Hall to join the Fabulous Philadelphians in Mozart's final piano concerto. Yannick and the Philadelphians explore the passion and tragedy of Dvorák's Othello Overture, with Tchaikovsky's fiery Fourth Symphony a fitting finale.

 
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2:00 PM

Yannick and Emanuel Ax

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Paul Jacobs - Organ
Emanuel Ax - Piano
Oquin - Resilience, for organ and orchestra
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 27, K. 595
INTERMISSION -
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4

An enduring musical partnership and a tour-de-force showcase of the Orchestra's brilliance: These concerts are the consummate kickoff for the season's subscription concerts! Emanuel Ax (“We are totally captured by his intensity and pianistic achievement”—Los Angeles Times) returns to Verizon Hall to join the Fabulous Philadelphians in Mozart's final piano concerto. Yannick and the Philadelphians explore the passion and tragedy of Dvorák's Othello Overture, with Tchaikovsky's fiery Fourth Symphony a fitting finale.

 
 
 
 
7:30 PM

West Side Story in Concert

7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Kevin Newbury - Stage Director
Leslie Stifelman - Music Supervisor
Stephanie Klapper - Casting Director
Paul Carey - Costume Director
Matt McGill - Assistant Director
Shannon O'Connor - Production Stage Manager
Isabel Leonard - Maria
Ryan Silverman - Tony
Nathaniel Stampley - Bernardo
Isabel Santiago - Anita
Timothy McDevitt - Riff
Bernstein - West Side Story in Concert

This season marks the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein and we celebrate all year long, with works for stage, screen, and concert hall by the legendary American composer beginning with the adored and pioneering West Side Story. Follow the New World’s most famous star-crossed lovers from timeless hits like “Tonight,” “Maria,” and “Somewhere” (with lyrics by the then-unknown Stephen Sondheim). The Philadelphia Orchestra will be onstage with a cast of talented Broadway vocalists, drawing talent from the success of Bernstein’s MASS in 2015. This is Bernstein’s complete score, in all its breathless, nuanced—and ultimately heartbreaking—beauty.

 
2:00 PM

West Side Story in Concert

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Kevin Newbury - Stage Director
Leslie Stifelman - Music Supervisor
Stephanie Klapper - Casting Director
Paul Carey - Costume Director
Matt McGill - Assistant Director
Shannon O'Connor - Production Stage Manager
Isabel Leonard - Maria
Ryan Silverman - Tony
Nathaniel Stampley - Bernardo
Isabel Santiago - Anita
Timothy McDevitt - Riff
Bernstein - West Side Story in Concert

This season marks the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein and we celebrate all year long, with works for stage, screen, and concert hall by the legendary American composer beginning with the adored and pioneering West Side Story. Follow the New World’s most famous star-crossed lovers from timeless hits like “Tonight,” “Maria,” and “Somewhere” (with lyrics by the then-unknown Stephen Sondheim). The Philadelphia Orchestra will be onstage with a cast of talented Broadway vocalists, drawing talent from the success of Bernstein’s MASS in 2015. This is Bernstein’s complete score, in all its breathless, nuanced—and ultimately heartbreaking—beauty.

 
10:00 AM

Sound All Around Percussion

10:00 AM, Academy of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Don Liuzzi - Percussion
Almost anything in the world can become a percussion instrument if you use your imagination! Percussion instruments are the oldest and largest instrument family, and their sound is created by striking or shaking the instrument. This family includes the xylophone, glockenspiel, chimes, cymbals, and drums. Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Timpani player Don Liuzzi will guide you through these big and small, loud and soft instruments.
 
11:15 AM

Sound All Around Percussion

11:15 AM, Academy of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Don Liuzzi - Percussion
Almost anything in the world can become a percussion instrument if you use your imagination! Percussion instruments are the oldest and largest instrument family, and their sound is created by striking or shaking the instrument. This family includes the xylophone, glockenspiel, chimes, cymbals, and drums. Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Timpani player Don Liuzzi will guide you through these big and small, loud and soft instruments.
 
8:00 PM

West Side Story in Concert

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Kevin Newbury - Stage Director
Leslie Stifelman - Music Supervisor
Stephanie Klapper - Casting Director
Paul Carey - Costume Director
Matt McGill - Assistant Director
Shannon O'Connor - Production Stage Manager
Isabel Leonard - Maria
Ryan Silverman - Tony
Nathaniel Stampley - Bernardo
Isabel Santiago - Anita
Timothy McDevitt - Riff
Bernstein - West Side Story in Concert

This season marks the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein and we celebrate all year long, with works for stage, screen, and concert hall by the legendary American composer beginning with the adored and pioneering West Side Story. Follow the New World’s most famous star-crossed lovers from timeless hits like “Tonight,” “Maria,” and “Somewhere” (with lyrics by the then-unknown Stephen Sondheim). The Philadelphia Orchestra will be onstage with a cast of talented Broadway vocalists, drawing talent from the success of Bernstein’s MASS in 2015. This is Bernstein’s complete score, in all its breathless, nuanced—and ultimately heartbreaking—beauty.

 
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2:00 PM

West Side Story in Concert

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Kevin Newbury - Stage Director
Leslie Stifelman - Music Supervisor
Stephanie Klapper - Casting Director
Paul Carey - Costume Director
Matt McGill - Assistant Director
Shannon O'Connor - Production Stage Manager
Isabel Leonard - Maria
Ryan Silverman - Tony
Nathaniel Stampley - Bernardo
Isabel Santiago - Anita
Timothy McDevitt - Riff
Bernstein - West Side Story in Concert

This season marks the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein and we celebrate all year long, with works for stage, screen, and concert hall by the legendary American composer beginning with the adored and pioneering West Side Story. Follow the New World’s most famous star-crossed lovers from timeless hits like “Tonight,” “Maria,” and “Somewhere” (with lyrics by the then-unknown Stephen Sondheim). The Philadelphia Orchestra will be onstage with a cast of talented Broadway vocalists, drawing talent from the success of Bernstein’s MASS in 2015. This is Bernstein’s complete score, in all its breathless, nuanced—and ultimately heartbreaking—beauty.

 
10:00 AM

Sound All Around Percussion

10:00 AM, Academy of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Don Liuzzi - Percussion
Almost anything in the world can become a percussion instrument if you use your imagination! Percussion instruments are the oldest and largest instrument family, and their sound is created by striking or shaking the instrument. This family includes the xylophone, glockenspiel, chimes, cymbals, and drums. Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Timpani player Don Liuzzi will guide you through these big and small, loud and soft instruments.
 
11:15 AM

Sound All Around Percussion

11:15 AM, Academy of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Don Liuzzi - Percussion
Almost anything in the world can become a percussion instrument if you use your imagination! Percussion instruments are the oldest and largest instrument family, and their sound is created by striking or shaking the instrument. This family includes the xylophone, glockenspiel, chimes, cymbals, and drums. Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Timpani player Don Liuzzi will guide you through these big and small, loud and soft instruments.
 
 
 
7:30 PM

Denève Conducts Mahler

7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Eighth Blackbird - Ensemble
Higdon - On a Wire, for six soloists and orchestra
INTERMISSION -
Mahler - Symphony No. 1

Stéphane Denève begins his newly extended tenure as Principal Guest Conductor with Mahler’s premiere symphony matched with a Philadelphia Orchestra premiere. Mahler’s groundbreaking First Symphony “changed the genre forever” (The Guardian). From the shimmering opening to the joyful finale, this work shakes the soul. The six members of the Grammy-winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird join the Orchestra for Jennifer Higdon’s On a Wire in its first-ever Philadelphia Orchestra performances. Higdon is hailed as one of American’s greatest living composers; Eighth Blackbird has been captivating audiences since its founding 20 years ago. 


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2:00 PM

Denève Conducts Mahler

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Eighth Blackbird - Ensemble
Higdon - On a Wire, for six soloists and orchestra
INTERMISSION -
Mahler - Symphony No. 1

Stéphane Denève begins his newly extended tenure as Principal Guest Conductor with Mahler’s premiere symphony matched with a Philadelphia Orchestra premiere. Mahler’s groundbreaking First Symphony “changed the genre forever” (The Guardian). From the shimmering opening to the joyful finale, this work shakes the soul. The six members of the Grammy-winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird join the Orchestra for Jennifer Higdon’s On a Wire in its first-ever Philadelphia Orchestra performances. Higdon is hailed as one of American’s greatest living composers; Eighth Blackbird has been captivating audiences since its founding 20 years ago. 


These concerts will be LiveNote enabled.

 
8:00 PM

Denève Conducts Mahler

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Eighth Blackbird - Ensemble
Higdon - On a Wire, for six soloists and orchestra
INTERMISSION -
Mahler - Symphony No. 1

Stéphane Denève begins his newly extended tenure as Principal Guest Conductor with Mahler’s premiere symphony matched with a Philadelphia Orchestra premiere. Mahler’s groundbreaking First Symphony “changed the genre forever” (The Guardian). From the shimmering opening to the joyful finale, this work shakes the soul. The six members of the Grammy-winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird join the Orchestra for Jennifer Higdon’s On a Wire in its first-ever Philadelphia Orchestra performances. Higdon is hailed as one of American’s greatest living composers; Eighth Blackbird has been captivating audiences since its founding 20 years ago. 


These concerts will be LiveNote enabled.

 
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7:30 PM

Denève and Shaham

7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Gil Shaham - Violin
Connesson - Maslenitsa
Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto
INTERMISSION -
Debussy - Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Scriabin - The Poem of Ecstasy

Audience favorite Gil Shaham returns with Tchaikovsky's monumental Violin Concerto, Stéphane Denève introduces music by a fellow Frenchman, plus beloved ballet music and Scriabin's vibrant orchestral showpiece Poem of Ecstasy.

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2:00 PM

Denève and Shaham

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Gil Shaham - Violin
Connesson - Maslenitsa
Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto
INTERMISSION -
Debussy - Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Scriabin - The Poem of Ecstasy

Ever the champion of music of living composers, Stéphane Denève kicks off a year-long exploration of his fellow Frenchman Guillaume Connesson, whose Maslenitsa, the first of three of his dynamic works to be heard this season, is inspired by a Russian pre-Lenten festival. The world is coming to recognize Connesson’s uniquely vibrant work as he emerges as one of the most exciting new voices in the classical music world, winning international awards and incredible acclaim. Audience favorite Gil Shaham returns to Verizon Hall with Tchaikovsky’s monumental Violin Concerto. Beloved ballet music rounds out the program: Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (a scandal when Nijinsky danced to it in 1912) and Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous Suite from his Sleeping Beauty.

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9:30 PM

Halloween Organ Extravaganza

9:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Frederick Haas - Host
Bryan Dunnewald - Organ
Peter Richard Conte - Organ
Clara Gerdes - Organ
Monica Czausz - Organ
Duruflé - Toccata, from Suite
Widor - First movement from Organ Symphony No. 6
Gounod - Funeral March of a Marionette
Dukas - The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Dupré - First movement from Organ Symphony No. 2
Bonnet - “Elves,” from 12 Pieces
Musorgsky - A Night on Bald Mountain
Parker - Third movement from Organ Sonata in E-flat minor
Janácek - Postludium, from Glagolitic Mass

The Halloween Organ Extravaganza has become an annual spine-tingling celebration of the magnificent Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ! Revel in the full range of this incredible instrument’s capabilities through remarkable showpieces and the virtuosic action on the keyboard and pedals by our spectacular guest organists. After the concert, audience members are invited to lie down on the Verizon Hall stage to feel the awesome power of our mighty King of Instruments.

 
11:30 AM

Kids' Halloween Concert

11:30 AM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor

Princess Leia, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, and Superman take over Verizon Hall in our annual Halloween festivities. Come dressed as your favorite character and fly along to the music of John Williams. His legendary film scores haunt us in shark-ridden waters and sends us soaring along with lovable aliens. Learn about all the magic effects that Williams uses to transport us to lands of wonder and delight with selections from many of your favorite films.

 
8:00 PM

Denève and Shaham

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Gil Shaham - Violin
Connesson - Maslenitsa
Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto
INTERMISSION -
Debussy - Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Scriabin - The Poem of Ecstasy

Ever the champion of music of living composers, Stéphane Denève kicks off a year-long exploration of his fellow Frenchman Guillaume Connesson, whose Maslenitsa, the first of three of his dynamic works to be heard this season, is inspired by a Russian pre-Lenten festival. The world is coming to recognize Connesson’s uniquely vibrant work as he emerges as one of the most exciting new voices in the classical music world, winning international awards and incredible acclaim. Audience favorite Gil Shaham returns to Verizon Hall with Tchaikovsky’s monumental Violin Concerto. Beloved ballet music rounds out the program: Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (a scandal when Nijinsky danced to it in 1912) and Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous Suite from his Sleeping Beauty.

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