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2018-12-01_10-00 _ Sound All Around: Winds

Sound All Around: Winds

10:00 AM, Academy of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Erica Peel - Piccolo/Flute

Take a deep breath and get ready to learn all about the woodwinds! Sound All Around is the perfect way to introduce your child to the orchestra.

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2018-12-01_11-15 _ Sound All Around: Winds

Sound All Around: Winds

11:15 AM, Academy of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Erica Peel - Piccolo/Flute

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. Philadelphia Orchestra Piccolo, Erica Peel, will lead you through the different ways the woodwinds are played and their special place in the orchestra.

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2018-12-01_20-00 _ Yannick and Manny

Yannick and Manny

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Emanuel Ax - Piano
Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 2
Brown - Perspectives
Dvorák - Symphony No. 7

Don't miss hearing this powerful musical partnership. The legendary Emanuel Ax solos in Brahms's stirring Second Piano Concerto (he seems “to enfold every listener in a metaphorical embrace”—The Seattle Times). And Yannick and the Orchestra present Dvorák's Seventh Symphony, inspired by Brahms (and by Dvorák's intense Czech patriotism).

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2018-12-03_10-00 _ Sound All Around: Winds

Sound All Around: Winds

10:00 AM, Academy of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Erica Peel - Piccolo/Flute

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. Philadelphia Orchestra Piccolo, Erica Peel, will lead you through the different ways the woodwinds are played and their special place in the orchestra.

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2018-12-03_11-15 _ Sound All Around: Winds

Sound All Around: Winds

11:15 AM, Academy of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Erica Peel - Piccolo/Flute

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. Philadelphia Orchestra Piccolo, Erica Peel, will lead you through the different ways the woodwinds are played and their special place in the orchestra.

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2018-12-06_19-30 _ Yannick Conducts Messiah

Yannick Conducts Messiah

7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Carolyn Sampson - Soprano
Christophe Dumaux - Countertenor
Jonas Hacker - Tenor
Philippe Sly - Bass-baritone
Westminster Symphonic Choir - Mixed chorus
Joe Miller - Director
Handel - Messiah

Handel's immortal oratorio as you've never experienced it! One of music's greatest Christmas traditions comes to life, with Yannick leading a brilliant array of singers and musicians. Our soloists include the exciting Baroque specialist Carolyn Sampson, lyrical countertenor Christophe Dumaux, the versatile Jonas Hacker, and the brilliant Philippe Sly, beautifully supported by the Westminster Symphonic Choir.

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2018-12-08_20-00 _ Yannick Conducts Messiah

Yannick Conducts Messiah

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Carolyn Sampson - Soprano
Christophe Dumaux - Countertenor
Jonas Hacker - Tenor
Philippe Sly - Bass-baritone
Westminster Symphonic Choir - Mixed chorus
Joe Miller - Director
Handel - Messiah

Handel's immortal oratorio as you've never experienced it! One of music's greatest Christmas traditions comes to life, with Yannick leading a brilliant array of singers and musicians. Our soloists include the exciting Baroque specialist Carolyn Sampson, lyrical countertenor Christophe Dumaux, the versatile Jonas Hacker, and the brilliant Philippe Sly, beautifully supported by the Westminster Symphonic Choir.

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2018-12-09_14-00 _ Yannick Conducts Messiah

Yannick Conducts Messiah

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Carolyn Sampson - Soprano
Christophe Dumaux - Countertenor
Jonas Hacker - Tenor
Philippe Sly - Bass-baritone
Westminster Symphonic Choir - Mixed chorus
Joe Miller - Director
Handel - Messiah

Handel's immortal oratorio as you've never experienced it! One of music's greatest Christmas traditions comes to life, with Yannick leading a brilliant array of singers and musicians. Our soloists include the exciting Baroque specialist Carolyn Sampson, lyrical countertenor Christophe Dumaux, the versatile Jonas Hacker, and the brilliant Philippe Sly, beautifully supported by the Westminster Symphonic Choir.

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2018-12-13_19-30 _ Amahl and the Night Visitors

Amahl and the Night Visitors

7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Bramwell Tovey - Conductor and Narrator
Dante Michael DiMaio - Boy Soprano (Amahl)
Renée Tatum - Mezzo-soprano (Mother)
Andrew Stenson - Tenor (King Caspar)
Brandon Cedel - Bass-baritone (King Melchior)
David Leigh - Bass (King Balthazar)
Kirby Traylor - Tenor (Page)
Philadelphia Symphonic Choir - Mixed chorus
Amanda Quist - Director
Omer Ben Seadia - Stage Director
Ryan Howell - Designer
Chris Frey - Lighting Designer
Danielle Orlando - Vocal Coach and Preparation
Cameron Bowden - Understudy for Amahl
Walton - Crown Imperial (Coronation March)
Britten - The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
INTERMISSION -
Menotti - Amahl and the Night Visitors

Bramwell Tovey brings his delightful spirit to this charming program that's just right for kids of all ages. Britten's Young Person's Guide is surely the most enjoyable music-appreciation class ever, especially under Tovey's enchanted baton (he also delivers the captivating narration). Once an annual staple on network television, Amahl tells the story of Christmas through a shepherd boy's encounter with the Magi, as they journey to meet a miraculous newborn child. You'll never forget this mystical encounter with the three Night Visitors. The program kicks off with the royally inspired Crown Imperial for orchestra and organ.

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2018-12-14_19-00 _ Organ and Brass Christmas

Organ and Brass Christmas

7:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Kensho Watanabe - Conductor
Musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra's Brass Section
Peter Richard Conte - Organ
Gabrieli - “O magnum mysteruim”
J.S. Bach - “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”
St. Thomas Aquinas - “Tantum ergo”
Traditional - “Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella”
Traditional - “Gloucestershire Wassail”
Redner - “O Little Town of Bethlehem”
Rollins & Nelson, Steve - Theme and Variations on Frosty the Snowman
Traditional - “Ding Dong Merrily on High”
Traditional - “The Wexford Carol”
Gabrieli - Canzon duodecimi toni
Traditional - “I Saw Three Ships”
Mendelssohn - “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing"
Scheidt - “In dulci jubilo”
Traditional - “The First Nowell”
Lauridsen - “O magnum mysterium”
Herbert - “March of the Toys,” from Babes in Toyland
Traditional - “Angels We Have Heard on High”
Traditional - “What Child Is This”/”Coventry Carol”
Traditional - “The Holly and the Ivy”
Various - Suite of Carols

The virtuosity of our amazing Philadelphia brass section joins forces with the magnificent Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ to celebrate the holidays. This incredible combination of sounds will feature music spanning hundreds of years, from the Renaissance to today's beloved carols. Enjoy the infinite combinations of colors and textures of this ensemble and sing along with your favorite holiday melodies.

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2018-12-15_11-30 _ Christmas Kids' Spectacular

Christmas Kids' Spectacular

11:30 AM, Verizon Hall
Kensho Watanabe - Conductor
Charlotte Blake Alston - Speaker
The Rock School for Dance Education
Bojan Spassoff - Director
New Jersey Boychoir and Garden State Girlchoir
Steven M. Fisher - Director
Mason - “Joy to the World”
Rimsky-Korsakov - “Dance of the Tumblers,” from The Snow Maiden
Tchaikovsky - Selections from The Nutcracker
Various - Selections from A Holly and Jolly Sing-Along
Anderson - Sleigh Ride

Holiday fun for the whole family! Fill your stockings with favorite sounds of the season.

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2018-12-15_20-00 _ Amahl and the Night Visitors

Amahl and the Night Visitors

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Bramwell Tovey - Conductor and Narrator
Dante Michael DiMaio - Boy Soprano (Amahl)
Renée Tatum - Mezzo-soprano (Mother)
Andrew Stenson - Tenor (King Caspar)
Brandon Cedel - Bass-baritone (King Melchior)
David Leigh - Bass (King Balthazar)
Kirby Traylor - Tenor (Page)
Philadelphia Symphonic Choir - Mixed chorus
Amanda Quist - Director
Omer Ben Seadia - Stage Director
Ryan Howell - Designer
Chris Frey - Lighting Designer
Danielle Orlando - Vocal Coach and Preparation
Cameron Bowden - Understudy for Amahl
Walton - Crown Imperial (Coronation March)
Britten - The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
INTERMISSION -
Menotti - Amahl and the Night Visitors

Bramwell Tovey brings his delightful spirit to this charming program that's just right for kids of all ages. Britten's Young Person's Guide is surely the most enjoyable music-appreciation class ever, especially under Tovey's enchanted baton (he also delivers the captivating narration). Once an annual staple on network television, Amahl tells the story of Christmas through a shepherd boy's encounter with the Magi, as they journey to meet a miraculous newborn child. You'll never forget this mystical encounter with the three Night Visitors. The program kicks off with the royally inspired Crown Imperial for orchestra and organ.

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2018-12-20_19-00 _ Glorious Sound of Christmas®

Glorious Sound of Christmas®

7:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Bramwell Tovey - Conductor and Piano
John Viscardi - Baritone
David Bilger - Flugelhorn
Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia - Chorus
Paul Rardin - Artistic Director
Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Christmas Carols, for baritone, chorus and orchestra
Mendelssohn - “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”
Traditional - “Good King Wenceslas”
Tchaikovsky - “March,” from The Nutcracker
Holst - “In the Bleak Midwinter”
Traditional - “The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy”
Hairston - “Mary’s Boy Child”
Moore - “The Night Before Christmas,” a poem with music
Rimsky-Korsakov - Polonaise, from Christmas Eve
Pierpont - Jingle Bells Overture
Gruber - "Silent Night”
Tovey - “The Rittenhouse Carol”
Anderson - Sleigh Ride
Kent - “I'll Be Home For Christmas”
Tormé - “The Christmas Song”
Traditional - “God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen”
Wade - “O Come, All Ye Faithful”

This is the holiday concert, combining treasured yuletide favorites with the brilliant virtuosity of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Many people look forward to this festive season highlight all year. (Maybe Bramwell Tovey isn't really Father Christmas, but are they ever seen in the same room together?) Make it your family tradition!

This concert is presented by Wells Fargo with additional support from Delta Airlines.

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2018-12-21_19-00 _ Glorious Sound of Christmas®

Glorious Sound of Christmas®

7:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Bramwell Tovey - Conductor
John Viscardi - Baritone
David Bilger - Flugelhorn
Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia - Chorus
Paul Rardin - Artistic Director
Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Christmas Carols, for baritone, chorus, and orchestra
Mendelssohn - “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”
Traditional - “Good King Wenceslas”
Tchaikovsky - “March,” from The Nutcracker
Holst - “In the Bleak Midwinter”
Traditional - “The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy”
Hairston - “Mary’s Boy Child”
Moore - “The Night Before Christmas,” a poem with music
Rimsky-Korsakov - Polonaise, from Christmas Eve
Pierpont - Jingle Bells Overture
Gruber - “Silent Night”
Tovey - “The Rittenhouse Carol”
Anderson - Sleigh Ride
Tormé - “The Christmas Song”
Kent - "I'll Be Home For Christmas"
Traditional - “God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen”
Wade - "O Come, All Ye Faithful"

This is the holiday concert, combining treasured yuletide favorites with the brilliant virtuosity of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Many people look forward to this festive season highlight all year. (Maybe Bramwell Tovey isn't really Father Christmas, but are they ever seen in the same room together?) Make it your family tradition!

This concert is presented by Wells Fargo with additional support from Delta Airlines.

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2018-12-22_19-00 _ Glorious Sound of Christmas®

Glorious Sound of Christmas®

7:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Bramwell Tovey - Conductor
John Viscardi - Baritone
David Bilger - Flugelhorn
Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia - Chorus
Paul Rardin - Artistic Director
Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Christmas Carols, for baritone, chorus, and orchestra
Mendelssohn - “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”
Traditional - “Good King Wenceslas”
Tchaikovsky - “March,” from The Nutcracker
Holst - “In the Bleak Midwinter”
Traditional - “The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy”
Hairston - “Mary’s Boy Child”
Moore - “The Night Before Christmas,” a poem with music
Rimsky-Korsakov - Polonaise, from Christmas Eve
Pierpont - Jingle Bells Overture
Gruber - “Silent Night”
Tovey - “The Rittenhouse Carol”
Anderson - Sleigh Ride
Tormé - “The Christmas Song”
Kent - "I'll Be Home For Christmas"
Traditional - “God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen”
Wade - “O Come, All Ye Faithful”

This is the holiday concert, combining treasured yuletide favorites with the brilliant virtuosity of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Many people look forward to this festive season highlight all year. (Maybe Bramwell Tovey isn't really Father Christmas, but are they ever seen in the same room together?) Make it your family tradition!

This concert is presented by Wells Fargo with additional support from Delta Airlines.

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2:00 PM

Glorious Sound of Christmas®

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Bramwell Tovey - Conductor
John Viscardi - Baritone
David Bilger - Flugelhorn
Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia - Chorus
Paul Rardin - Artistic Director
Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Christmas Carols, for baritone, chorus, and orchestra
Mendelssohn - “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”
Traditional - “Good King Wenceslas”
Tchaikovsky - “March,” from The Nutcracker
Holst - “In the Bleak Midwinter”
Traditional - “The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy”
Hairston - “Mary’s Boy Child”
Moore - “The Night Before Christmas,” a poem with music
Rimsky-Korsakov - Polonaise, from Christmas Eve
Pierpont - Jingle Bells Overture
Gruber - “Silent Night”
Tovey - “The Rittenhouse Carol”
Anderson - Sleigh Ride
Tormé - "The Christmas Song”
Kent - "I'll Be Home For Christmas"
Traditional - “God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen”
Wade - “O Come, All Ye Faithful”

This is the holiday concert, combining treasured yuletide favorites with the brilliant virtuosity of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Many people look forward to this festive season highlight all year. (Maybe Bramwell Tovey isn't really Father Christmas, but are they ever seen in the same room together?) Make it your family tradition!

This concert is presented by Wells Fargo with additional support from Delta Airlines.

 

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