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2018-05-04_20-00 _ Beautiful Baroque

Beautiful Baroque

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Nicholas McGegan - Conductor
Peter Richard Conte - Organ
Respighi - Ancient Airs and Dances for the Lute, Suite No. 1
Handel - Organ Concerto in F major, Op. 4, No. 4
Locatelli - Concerto grosso in F major Op. 7, No. 4
INTERMISSION -
Rossini - Overture to La Cenerentola
Stravinsky - Suite from Pulcinella

Period ensemble expert Nicholas McGegan returns for an intimate performance of Italian-style Baroque and neo-classical music. Plus the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ is featured in one of the many great Handel concertos for the instrument with the skillful Peter Richard Conte at the keys. The Italian Baroque concerto grosso tradition inspired Respighi and Stravinsky to write historically inspired works that bookend this program. And no program of Italian music would be complete without the definitive national voice of Rossini, telling the Cinderella tale in his Overture to La Cenerentola. Two performances only!

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2018-05-05_20-00 _ Beautiful Baroque

Beautiful Baroque

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Nicholas McGegan - Conductor
Peter Richard Conte - Organ
Respighi - Ancient Airs and Dances for the Lute, Suite No. 1
Handel - Organ Concerto in F major, Op. 4, No. 4
Locatelli - Concerto grosso in F major Op. 7, No. 4
INTERMISSION -
Rossini - Overture to La Cenerentola
Stravinsky - Suite from Pulcinella

Period ensemble expert Nicholas McGegan returns for an intimate performance of Italian-style Baroque and neo-classical music. Plus the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ is featured in one of the many great Handel concertos for the instrument with the skillful Peter Richard Conte at the keys. The Italian Baroque concerto grosso tradition inspired Respighi and Stravinsky to write historically inspired works that bookend this program. And no program of Italian music would be complete without the definitive national voice of Rossini, telling the Cinderella tale in his Overture to La Cenerentola. Two performances only!

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2018-05-06_15-00 _ Historic Strawberry Mansion

Historic Strawberry Mansion

3:00 PM, Historic Strawberry Mansion

Come early and bring the kids for pre-concert activities beginning at 1:30 PM. There will be free lunch at 2 PM provided by Birchtree Catering before the concert starts at 3 PM. 


This event will take place rain or shine. There will be parking on site at the Historic Strawberry Mansion with additional parking at the Dell Music Center.


This event is FREE and open to the public but online RSVPs are encouraged to receive the latest information regarding these concerts.


Support for these concerts is generously provided by the William Penn Foundation.


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2018-05-10_19-30 _ Yannick and Hélène

Yannick and Hélène

7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Hélène Grimaud - Piano
Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 1
INTERMISSION -
Schumann - Symphony No. 4

A Musical Partnership for the Ages: Yannick and Hélène bring this season to an electrifying conclusion with works by Beethoven, Brahms, and Schumann.

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2018-05-11_20-00 _ Yannick and Hélène

Yannick and Hélène

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Hélène Grimaud - Piano
Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 1
INTERMISSION -
Schumann - Symphony No. 4

Hélène Grimaud and Yannick Nézet-Séguin have performed together all over the world, becoming great musical friends. Their warmth and deep artistic connection will be on display as they bring this season to an electrifying conclusion with monumental works by Beethoven, Brahms, and Schumann. Grimaud (“astounding technique and daring musical insight”—San Diego Story) stars in landmark piano concertos (Beethoven’s Fourth, Brahms’s First – performed on Thursday, May 17) that have defined the piano repertory; her unique interpretations will have you listening to these favorite works with renewed joy. Schumann revised his Fourth Symphony late in his troubled life; his personal struggles did not prevent him from creating a masterpiece that has only grown in stature over time. And we end this season’s musical journey with Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony.

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2018-05-12_20-00 _ Tosca

Tosca

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Jennifer Rowley - Soprano (Tosca)
Yusif Eyvazov - Tenor (Cavaradossi)
Ambrogio Maestri - Baritone (Scarpia)
Richard Bernstein - Bass (Angelotti)
Kevin Burdette - Bass (Sacristan)
Greg Fedderly - Tenor (Spoletta)
Federico De Michelis - Bass-baritone (Sciarrone)
André Courville - Bass-baritone (A Jailer)
Cameron Bowden - Boy Soprano (A Shepherd Boy)
Philadelphia Symphonic Choir - Chorus
Joe Miller - Director
Philadelphia Boys Choir - Chorus
Jeffrey R. Smith - Artistic Director
James Alexander - Stage Director
Puccini - Tosca

The world’s leading opera conductor brings to Verizon Hall one of the finest of Italian grand operas with the unparalleled Philadelphia Orchestra on stage. Only superlatives suffice as an all-star cast of international singers joins the Philadelphians to stage Puccini’s impassioned tale of love, murder, and redemption. A superb opportunity to hear one of opera’s greatest scores immersed in the incomparable Philadelphia Sound.

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2018-05-16_19-30 _ Tosca

Tosca

7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Jennifer Rowley - Soprano (Tosca)
Yusif Eyvazov - Tenor (Cavaradossi)
Ambrogio Maestri - Baritone (Scarpia)
Richard Bernstein - Bass (Angelotti)
Kevin Burdette - Bass (Sacristan)
Greg Fedderly - Tenor (Spoletta)
Federico De Michelis - Bass-baritone (Sciarrone)
André Courville - Bass-baritone (A Jailer)
Ethan Lee - Boy Soprano (A Shepherd Boy)
Philadelphia Symphonic Choir - Chorus
Joe Miller - Director
Philadelphia Boys Choir - Chorus
Jeffrey Smith - Artistic Director
James Alexander - Stage Director
Puccini - Tosca

The world’s leading opera conductor brings to Verizon Hall one of the finest of Italian grand operas with the unparalleled Philadelphia Orchestra on stage. Only superlatives suffice as an all-star cast of international singers joins the Philadelphians to stage Puccini’s impassioned tale of love, murder, and redemption. A superb opportunity to hear one of opera’s greatest scores immersed in the incomparable Philadelphia Sound.

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2018-05-17_19-30 _ Yannick and Hélène

Yannick and Hélène

7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Hélène Grimaud - Piano
Dvorák - Othello Overture
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4
INTERMISSION -
Beethoven - Symphony No. 7

A Musical Partnership for the Ages: Yannick and Hélène bring this season to an electrifying conclusion with works by Beethoven, Brahms, and Schumann.

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2018-05-19_20-00 _ Tosca

Tosca

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Jennifer Rowley - Soprano (Tosca)
Yusif Eyvazov - Tenor (Cavaradossi)
Ambrogio Maestri - Baritone (Scarpia)
Richard Bernstein - Bass (Angelotti)
Kevin Burdette - Bass (Sacristan)
Greg Fedderly - Tenor (Spoletta)
Federico De Michelis - Bass-baritone (Sciarrone)
André Courville - Bass-baritone (A Jailer)
Andrew Owens - Boy Soprano (A Shepherd Boy)
Philadelphia Symphonic Choir - Chorus
Joe Miller - Director
Philadelphia Boys Choir - Chorus
Jeffrey R. Smith - Artistic Director
James Alexander - Stage Director
Puccini - Tosca

The world’s leading opera conductor brings to Verizon Hall one of the finest of Italian grand operas with the unparalleled Philadelphia Orchestra on stage. Only superlatives suffice as an all-star cast of international singers joins the Philadelphians to stage Puccini’s impassioned tale of love, murder, and redemption. A superb opportunity to hear one of opera’s greatest scores immersed in the incomparable Philadelphia Sound.

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2:00 PM

Yannick and Hélène

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Hélène Grimaud - Piano
Dvorák - Othello Overture
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4
INTERMISSION -
Beethoven - Symphony No. 7

Hélène Grimaud and Yannick Nézet-Séguin have performed together all over the world, becoming great musical friends. Their warmth and deep artistic connection will be on display as they bring this season to an electrifying conclusion with monumental works by Beethoven, Brahms, and Schumann. Grimaud (“astounding technique and daring musical insight”—San Diego Story) stars in landmark piano concertos (Beethoven’s Fourth, Brahms’s First – performed on Thursday, May 17) that have defined the piano repertory; her unique interpretations will have you listening to these favorite works with renewed joy. Schumann revised his Fourth Symphony late in his troubled life; his personal struggles did not prevent him from creating a masterpiece that has only grown in stature over time. And we end this season’s musical journey with Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony.

 

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