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2:00 PM

Brahms Symphony No. 2

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Pablo Heras-Casado - Conductor
Jeffrey Khaner - Flute
Schubert - Overture to Rosamunde
Jones -
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Brahms - Symphony No. 2

Pablo Heras-Casado returns to Verizon Hall following his stunning 2016 debut with the Orchestra to lead Brahms’s Second Symphony.

 
10:00 AM

Sound All Around Brass

10:00 AM, Academy of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
David Bilger - Trumpet
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 instrument family includes the trumpet, trombone, French horn, and tuba.  Brass players produce sound by buzzing their lips into the instrument's mouthpiece.
 
11:15 AM

Sound All Around Brass

11:15 AM, Academy of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
David Bilger - Trumpet
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 instrument family includes the trumpet, trombone, French horn, and tuba.  Brass players produce sound by buzzing their lips into the instrument's mouthpiece.
 
8:00 PM

Brahms Symphony No. 2

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Pablo Heras-Casado - Conductor
Jeffrey Khaner - Flute
Schubert - Overture to Rosamunde
Jones -
INTERMISSION -
Brahms - Symphony No. 2

We continue our tradition of creating new works for our stellar principal players with the world premiere of Samuel Jones’s Flute Concerto, written for Jeffrey Khaner. Jones’s lyrical style is a perfect fit for Khaner’s pure tone and brilliant technique. The Overture to Rosamunde is “a small Schubertian gem” (New York Times). Brahms’s Second Symphony poured from the composer’s pen in just one summer; its sunny, pastoral nature nevertheless bears all the hallmarks of his genius. Pablo Heras-Casado returns to Verizon Hall following his stunning 2016 debut with the Orchestra.

 
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10:00 AM

Sound All Around Brass

10:00 AM, Academy of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
David Bilger - Trumpet
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 instrument family includes the trumpet, trombone, French horn, and tuba.  Brass players produce sound by buzzing their lips into the instrument's mouthpiece.
 
11:15 AM

Sound All Around Brass

11:15 AM, Academy of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
David Bilger - Trumpet
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 instrument family includes the trumpet, trombone, French horn, and tuba.  Brass players produce sound by buzzing their lips into the instrument's mouthpiece.
 
 
 
7:30 PM

Handel and Britten

7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Paul Jacobs - Organ
MacMillan - A Scotch Bestiary, for organ and orchestra
INTERMISSION -
Handel - Suite No. 1 from Water Music
Britten - Four Sea Interludes, from Peter Grimes

Handel and Britten begins our annual winter festival featuring music from the majestic British Isles.

 
8:00 PM

Handel and Britten

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Paul Jacobs - Organ
MacMillan - A Scotch Bestiary, for organ and orchestra
INTERMISSION -
Handel - Suite No. 1 from Water Music
Britten - Four Sea Interludes, from Peter Grimes

An extraordinary opportunity to hear our music director not only as conductor, but also as chamber musician. Yannick will be at the keyboard for Elgar’s haunting Piano Quintet. “I’m an advocate and champion of that piece,” he says. A “best of” treasury of Handel’s sunny Water Music, written for an outdoor concert on the Thames, opens the second half of the program. Storm clouds gather over the North Sea as we conclude with Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from the most famous of English operas, set in the Suffolk fishing village that was also the composer’s home.

 
8:00 PM

Handel and Britten

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Paul Jacobs - Organ
MacMillan - A Scotch Bestiary, for organ and orchestra
INTERMISSION -
Handel - Suite No. 1 from Water Music
Britten - Four Sea Interludes, from Peter Grimes

An extraordinary opportunity to hear our music director not only as conductor, but also as chamber musician. Yannick will be at the keyboard for Elgar’s haunting Piano Quintet. “I’m an advocate and champion of that piece,” he says. A “best of” treasury of Handel’s sunny Water Music, written for an outdoor concert on the Thames, opens the second half of the program. Storm clouds gather over the North Sea as we conclude with Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from the most famous of English operas, set in the Suffolk fishing village that was also the composer’s home.

 
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1:30 PM

MLK Tribute Concert

1:30 PM, Girard College
Thomas Wilkins - Conductor
Charlotte Blake Alston - Speaker
Philadelphia High School for CAPA Choir - Chorus
B. Lauren Thomas - Director
Immaculata University Choir - Chorus
Dorina Morrow - Director
Boyer - Silver Fanfare
Coleridge-Taylor - “Danse nègre,” from African Suite
Traditional - “John the Revelator”
Rutter - “The Lord Is My Shepherd”
Ellington - “King of the Magi,” from Suite from The Three Black Kings
Still - Fourth movement from Symphony No. 1 (“Afro-American”)
Hannibal - “Hymn for the World”
Barber - Adagio for Strings
Smallwood - “Total Praise”
Johnson - “Lift Every Voice and Sing”

Join The Philadelphia Orchestra in honoring the life and work of the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and in celebrating our Philadelphia community, with the uniting power of music.

 
 
 
7:30 PM

Bruch and Mendelssohn

7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Juliette Kang - Violin
Maxwell Davies - An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise
Bruch - Scottish Fantasy
INTERMISSION -
Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 3 ("Scottish")

Hear! Hear the pipes are calling! These are the first Philadelphia Orchestra performances of Peter Maxwell Davies’s sprightly composition, inspired by the high-spirited Orkney Islands wedding of friends and featuring, yes, a bagpipe solo. First Associate Concertmaster Juliette Kang is the violin soloist for Bruch’s fantasia of traditional folk songs from the Highlands and beyond. Mendelssohn took a walking tour of Scotland as a young man and returned home with the first strains of his “Scottish” Symphony—one of his most cherished works.

 
2:00 PM

Bruch and Mendelssohn

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Juliette Kang - Violin
Maxwell Davies - An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise
Bruch - Scottish Fantasy
INTERMISSION -
Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 3 ("Scottish")

Hear! Hear the pipes are calling! These are the first Philadelphia Orchestra performances of Peter Maxwell Davies’s sprightly composition, inspired by the high-spirited Orkney Islands wedding of friends and featuring, yes, a bagpipe solo. First Associate Concertmaster Juliette Kang is the violin soloist for Bruch’s fantasia of traditional folk songs from the Highlands and beyond. Mendelssohn took a walking tour of Scotland as a young man and returned home with the first strains of his “Scottish” Symphony—one of his most cherished works.

 
8:00 PM

Bruch and Mendelssohn

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Juliette Kang - Violin
Maxwell Davies - An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise
Bruch - Scottish Fantasy
INTERMISSION -
Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 3 ("Scottish")

Hear! Hear the pipes are calling! These are the first Philadelphia Orchestra performances of Peter Maxwell Davies’s sprightly composition, inspired by the high-spirited Orkney Islands wedding of friends and featuring, yes, a bagpipe solo. First Associate Concertmaster Juliette Kang is the violin soloist for Bruch’s fantasia of traditional folk songs from the Highlands and beyond. Mendelssohn took a walking tour of Scotland as a young man and returned home with the first strains of his “Scottish” Symphony—one of his most cherished works.

 
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7:30 PM

Haydn and Beethoven

7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Fabio Luisi - Conductor
Yefim Bronfman - Piano
Haydn - Symphony No. 104 ("London")
INTERMISSION -
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3
Wagner - Prelude and "Liebestod," from Tristan and Isolde

Fabio Luisi conducts Haydn’s grand “London” Symphony and legendary soloist Yefim Bronfman joins the Orchestra for Beethoven’s timeless Piano Concerto No. 3.

 
7:30 PM

Haydn and Beethoven

7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Fabio Luisi - Conductor
Yefim Bronfman - Piano
Haydn - Symphony No. 104 ("London")
INTERMISSION -
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3
Wagner - Prelude and "Liebestod," from Tristan and Isolde

An Irish princess falls in love with the wrong man on her way to be married in Cornwall. The story, steeped in Celtic mythology, is tragic, but Wagner’s score is gorgeous, especially in the hands of Zurich Opera Music Director and frequent collaborator Fabio Luisi. Haydn’s grand “London” Symphony opens our British Isles farewell. When Haydn left Vienna for England, he left behind a promising young pupil, 23-year-old Ludwig van Beethoven, who soon went on to write a few memorable works of his own, including the timeless Piano Concerto No. 3, heard here with legendary soloist Yefim Bronfman.

 
2:00 PM

Haydn and Beethoven

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Fabio Luisi - Conductor
Yefim Bronfman - Piano
Haydn - Symphony No. 104 ("London")
INTERMISSION -
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3
Wagner - Prelude and "Liebestod," from Tristan and Isolde

An Irish princess falls in love with the wrong man on her way to be married in Cornwall. The story, steeped in Celtic mythology, is tragic, but Wagner’s score is gorgeous, especially in the hands of Zurich Opera Music Director and frequent collaborator Fabio Luisi. Haydn’s grand “London” Symphony opens our British Isles farewell. When Haydn left Vienna for England, he left behind a promising young pupil, 23-year-old Ludwig van Beethoven, who soon went on to write a few memorable works of his own, including the timeless Piano Concerto No. 3, heard here with legendary soloist Yefim Bronfman.

 
7:00 PM

Academy of Music 161st Anniversary Concert

7:00 PM, Academy of Music, Phladelphia
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Steve Martin - Special Guest Artist
James Alexander - Creative Director

Celebrate the lush splendor of the home where The Philadelphia Orchestra first made its sound famous—the glorious “Grand Old Lady of Locust Street”—and then dance the night away. Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the brightest guest stars will dazzle you in a spectacular evening of music and resplendent dining like no other, all staged as Philadelphia’s party of the year.

 
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