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7:30 PM

Michael Tilson Thomas Conducts

7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Michael Tilson Thomas - Conductor
Measha Brueggergosman - Soprano
Tilson Thomas - Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind
INTERMISSION -
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 ("Pathétique")

Michael Tilson Thomas returns to conduct Tchaikovsy’s “Pathétique” Symphony.

 
8:00 PM

Michael Tilson Thomas Conducts

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Michael Tilson Thomas - Conductor
Measha Brueggergosman - Soprano
Tilson Thomas - Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind
INTERMISSION -
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 ("Pathétique")

Michael Tilson Thomas conducts his own thought-provoking meditation on civilizations and destiny. This work is presented in a uniquely theatrical style with a jazz band, lead singer, and two back-up vocalists. Soprano Measha Brueggergosman, who sang the world premiere, is our soloist. Inspired by American poet Carl Sandburg’s text, his words are as relevant today as when they were written almost 100 years ago. Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique” Symphony shares a similar contrast of hope and devastation that is both thrilling and deeply introspective.

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8:00 PM

Michael Tilson Thomas Conducts

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Michael Tilson Thomas - Conductor
Measha Brueggergosman - Soprano
Tilson Thomas - Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind
INTERMISSION -
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 ("Pathétique")

Michael Tilson Thomas conducts his own thought-provoking meditation on civilizations and destiny. This work is presented in a uniquely theatrical style with a jazz band, lead singer, and two back-up vocalists. Soprano Measha Brueggergosman, who sang the world premiere, is our soloist. Inspired by American poet Carl Sandburg’s text, his words are as relevant today as when they were written almost 100 years ago. Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique” Symphony shares a similar contrast of hope and devastation that is both thrilling and deeply introspective.

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These concerts will be LiveNote enabled

 
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7:30 PM

Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2

7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Janine Jansen - Violin
van der Aa - Violin Concerto (U.S. premiere)
INTERMISSION -
Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 2

Dutch composer Michel van der Aa hails the sensational violinist Janine Jansen as the inspiration for his Violin Concerto, as much for her expressive personality as her chosen instrument: “If Janine had played the flute, I would have written a Flute Concerto.” Be among the first to hear this highly creative new work. Yannick honors The Philadelphia Orchestra’s deep Rachmaninoff tradition with his Second Symphony, popular with audiences and composer alike; its rave reception boosted Rachmaninoff’s faith in his musical abilities.

 
2:00 PM

Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Janine Jansen - Violin
van der Aa - Violin Concerto (U.S.premiere)
INTERMISSION -
Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 2

Dutch composer Michel van der Aa hails the sensational violinist Janine Jansen as the inspiration for his Violin Concerto, as much for her expressive personality as her chosen instrument: “If Janine had played the flute, I would have written a Flute Concerto.” Be among the first to hear this highly creative new work. Yannick honors The Philadelphia Orchestra’s deep Rachmaninoff tradition with his Second Symphony, popular with audiences and composer alike; its rave reception boosted Rachmaninoff’s faith in his musical abilities.

 
8:00 PM

Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Janine Jansen - Violin
van der Aa - Violin Concerto (U.S. premiere)
INTERMISSION -
Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 2

Dutch composer Michel van der Aa hails the sensational violinist Janine Jansen as the inspiration for his Violin Concerto, as much for her expressive personality as her chosen instrument: “If Janine had played the flute, I would have written a Flute Concerto.” Be among the first to hear this highly creative new work. Yannick honors The Philadelphia Orchestra’s deep Rachmaninoff tradition with his Second Symphony, popular with audiences and composer alike; its rave reception boosted Rachmaninoff’s faith in his musical abilities.

 
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7:00 PM

All City Festival

7:00 PM, Verizon Hall
The Philadelphia Orchestra presents the All City Festival Concert on Thursday, March 15, at 7:00 PM at the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall. The All City Band, Choir, and Orchestra will perform led by ensemble conductors Joseph Conyers, Dorina Morrow, and Dr. Deborah A. Confredo. Join us as we welcome back Don Liuzzi to conduct the finale.


The concert is free but tickets are required. Seating will be general admission and is first come, first served
 
8:00 PM

Bernstein’s Age of Anxiety

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet - Piano
Bernstein - Symphony No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra ("The Age of Anxiety")
INTERMISSION -
Schumann - Symphony No. 4
Strauss - Don Juan

The Bernstein Centenary Celebration continues with his Second Symphony, The Age of Anxiety¸ with Jean-Yves Thibaudet at the piano.

 
8:00 PM

Bernstein’s Age of Anxiety

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet - Piano
Bernstein - Symphony No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra ("The Age of Anxiety")
INTERMISSION -
Schumann - Symphony No. 4
Strauss - Don Juan

The poet W.H. Auden captured the mood of an uneasy generation with his post-war The Age of Anxiety, a work that inspired Bernstein’s Second Symphony, a musical dialogue among four strangers searching for happiness in an unsettled world. At least one of them finds “the core of faith,” said Bernstein, “which is what one is after—and what I’m after in every work I ever write.” Bernstein himself was at the piano for the premiere; our soloist is the daring and dashing Jean-Yves Thibaudet, “a musician with fearless, flawless fingers” (The West Australian). Yannick compares the tortured genius of Bernstein with that of Schumann with the latter’s flowing Symphony No. 4, ending with the passionate frenzy of Richard Strauss’s Don Juan.

 
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2:00 PM

Bernstein’s Age of Anxiety

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet - Piano
Bernstein - Symphony No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra ("The Age of Anxiety")
INTERMISSION -
Schumann - Symphony No. 4
Strauss - Don Juan

The poet W.H. Auden captured the mood of an uneasy generation with his post-war The Age of Anxiety, a work that inspired Bernstein’s Second Symphony, a musical dialogue among four strangers searching for happiness in an unsettled world. At least one of them finds “the core of faith,” said Bernstein, “which is what one is after—and what I’m after in every work I ever write.” Bernstein himself was at the piano for the premiere; our soloist is the daring and dashing Jean-Yves Thibaudet, “a musician with fearless, flawless fingers” (The West Australian). Yannick compares the tortured genius of Bernstein with that of Schumann with the latter’s flowing Symphony No. 4, ending with the passionate frenzy of Richard Strauss’s Don Juan.

 
 
 
 
7:30 PM

Stravinsky and Prokofiev

7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Lahav Shani - Conductor
David Bilger - Trumpet
Lindberg - Akbank Bunka, for trumpet and chamber orchestra
Stravinsky - Suite from The Firebird
INTERMISSION -
Prokofiev - Symphony No. 5

Principal Trumpet David Bilger takes center stage in Christian Lindberg’s eclectic, virtuosic Akbank Bunka (“unadulterated jazz with the flirtatious unpredictability of a butterfly”—The Scotsman). Stravinsky’s indelible dance music for The Firebird and Prokofiev’s fervent Fifth Symphony are also led by the brilliant young Israeli conductor Lahav Shani, just named to be the new principal conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic. Don’t miss this rising star in his Philadelphia Orchestra debut.

 
2:00 PM

Stravinsky and Prokofiev

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Lahav Shani - Conductor
David Bilger - Trumpet
Lindberg - Akbank Bunka, for trumpet and chamber orchestra
Stravinsky - Suite from The Firebird
INTERMISSION -
Prokofiev - Symphony No. 5

Principal Trumpet David Bilger takes center stage in Christian Lindberg’s eclectic, virtuosic Akbank Bunka (“unadulterated jazz with the flirtatious unpredictability of a butterfly”—The Scotsman). Stravinsky’s indelible dance music for The Firebird and Prokofiev’s fervent Fifth Symphony are also led by the brilliant young Israeli conductor Lahav Shani, just named to be the new principal conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic. Don’t miss this rising star in his Philadelphia Orchestra debut.

 
10:00 AM

Sound All Around Winds

10:00 AM, Academy of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Take a deep breath and get ready to learn all about the woodwinds! This instrument family includes the flute, clarinet, oboe, and bassoon. So, what makes them alike? Woodwind musicians blow air into, against, or across the instrument. Some of these instruments use reeds–little pieces of wood that create vibrations and sound.
 
11:15 AM

Sound All Around Winds

11:15 AM, Academy of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Take a deep breath and get ready to learn all about the woodwinds! This instrument family includes the flute, clarinet, oboe, and bassoon. So, what makes them alike? Woodwind musicians blow air into, against, or across the instrument. Some of these instruments use reeds–little pieces of wood that create vibrations and sound.
 
8:00 PM

Stravinsky and Prokofiev

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Lahav Shani - Conductor
David Bilger - Trumpet
Lindberg - Akbank Bunka, for trumpet and chamber orchestra
Stravinsky - Suite from The Firebird
INTERMISSION -
Prokofiev - Symphony No. 5

Principal Trumpet David Bilger takes center stage in Christian Lindberg’s eclectic, virtuosic Akbank Bunka (“unadulterated jazz with the flirtatious unpredictability of a butterfly”—The Scotsman). Stravinsky’s indelible dance music for The Firebird and Prokofiev’s fervent Fifth Symphony are also led by the brilliant young Israeli conductor Lahav Shani, just named to be the new principal conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic. Don’t miss this rising star in his Philadelphia Orchestra debut.

 
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10:00 AM

Sound All Around Winds

10:00 AM, Academy of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Take a deep breath and get ready to learn all about the woodwinds! This instrument family includes the flute, clarinet, oboe, and bassoon. So, what makes them alike? Woodwind musicians blow air into, against, or across the instrument. Some of these instruments use reeds–little pieces of wood that create vibrations and sound.
 
11:15 AM

Sound All Around Winds

11:15 AM, Academy of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Take a deep breath and get ready to learn all about the woodwinds! This instrument family includes the flute, clarinet, oboe, and bassoon. So, what makes them alike? Woodwind musicians blow air into, against, or across the instrument. Some of these instruments use reeds–little pieces of wood that create vibrations and sound.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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