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10:00 AM

Sound All Around: Percussion

10:00 AM, Academy of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Don Liuzzi - Percussion
Hugh Sung - Piano

Almost anything in the world can become a percussion instrument if you use your imagination! Philadelphia Orchestra percussionist, Don Liuzzi, will guide you through these big and small, loud and soft instruments. We'll clap our hands and stomp our feet through this performance!

 
11:15 AM

Sound All Around: Percussion

11:15 AM, Academy of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Don Liuzzi - Percussion
Hugh Sung - Piano

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 percussionist, Don Liuzzi, will guide you through these big and small, loud and soft instruments. We'll clap our hands and stomp our feet through this performance!

 
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10:00 AM

Sound All Around: Percussion

10:00 AM, Academy of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Don Liuzzi - Percussion
Hugh Sung - Piano

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 percussionist, Don Liuzzi, will guide you through these big and small, loud and soft instruments. We'll clap our hands and stomp our feet through this performance!

 
11:15 AM

Sound All Around: Percussion

11:15 AM, Academy of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Don Liuzzi - Percussion
Hugh Sung - Piano

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 percussionist, Don Liuzzi, will guide you through these big and small, loud and soft instruments. We'll clap our hands and stomp our feet through this performance!

 
 
7:00 PM

Opening Night Concert and Gala

7:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Adela Zaharia - Soprano
Audra McDonald - Soprano
Strauss - Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
Verdi - "È strano! … Ah, fors'è lui … Sempre libera," from La traviata
Oliveros - “Tuning Meditation,” from Four Meditations for Orchestra
Gershwin, Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein - Selections

Award-winning singer and actor Audra McDonald will perform at The Philadelphia Orchestra's Opening Night Concert and Gala on September 18. Led by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the program will include beloved selections by Sondheim, Rogers and Hammerstein, and more, as well as the first Philadelphia Orchestra performance of Pauline Oliveros's "Tuning Meditation," from Four Meditations for Orchestra. Soprano Adela Zaharia will make her Philadelphia Orchestra debut.

 
7:30 PM

Dvořák’s New World Symphony

7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Hélène Grimaud - Piano
Coleman - Umoja, for orchestra –WORLD PREMIERE- PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA COMMISSION
Bartók - Piano Concerto No. 3
INTERMISSION - Intermission
Dvořák - Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World")

Umoja, a world premiere commission by American composer Valerie Coleman, launches our 2019-20 season. Ms. Coleman's spirited music draws from Afro-Cuban, jazz, and classical genres. Umoja—meaning unity in Swahili—is alive with all these influences.  Bartók's gorgeous Third Concerto, performed by Yannick's good friend Hélène Grimaud, is as vibrant today as the day The Philadelphia Orchestra and Eugene Ormandy gave the world premiere at the Academy of Music in 1946.

 
2:00 PM

Dvořák’s New World Symphony

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Hélène Grimaud - Piano
Coleman - Umoja, for orchestra –WORLD PREMIERE- PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA COMMISSION
Bartók - Piano Concerto No. 3
INTERMISSION - Intermission
Dvořák - Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World")

Umoja, a world premiere commission by American composer Valerie Coleman, launches our 2019-20 season. Ms. Coleman's spirited music draws from Afro-Cuban, jazz, and classical genres. Umoja—meaning unity in Swahili—is alive with all these influences.  Bartók's gorgeous Third Concerto, performed by Yannick's good friend Hélène Grimaud, is as vibrant today as the day The Philadelphia Orchestra and Eugene Ormandy gave the world premiere at the Academy of Music in 1946.

 
8:00 PM

Dvořák’s New World Symphony

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Hélène Grimaud - Piano
Coleman - Umoja, for orchestra –WORLD PREMIERE- PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA COMMISSION
Bartók - Piano Concerto No. 3
INTERMISSION - Intermission
Dvořák - Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World")

Umoja, a world premiere commission by American composer Valerie Coleman, launches our 2019-20 season. Ms. Coleman's spirited music draws from Afro-Cuban, jazz, and classical genres. Umoja—meaning unity in Swahili—is alive with all these influences.  Bartók's gorgeous Third Concerto, performed by Yannick's good friend Hélène Grimaud, is as vibrant today as the day The Philadelphia Orchestra and Eugene Ormandy gave the world premiere at the Academy of Music in 1946.

 
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2:00 PM

Dvořák’s New World Symphony

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Hélène Grimaud - Piano
Coleman - Umoja, for orchestra –WORLD PREMIERE- PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA COMMISSION
Bartók - Piano Concerto No. 3
INTERMISSION - Intermission
Dvořák - Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World")

Umoja, a world premiere commission by American composer Valerie Coleman, launches our 2019-20 season. Ms. Coleman's spirited music draws from Afro-Cuban, jazz, and classical genres. Umoja—meaning unity in Swahili—is alive with all these influences.  Bartók's gorgeous Third Concerto, performed by Yannick's good friend Hélène Grimaud, is as vibrant today as the day The Philadelphia Orchestra and Eugene Ormandy gave the world premiere at the Academy of Music in 1946.

 
 
 
 
7:30 PM

Scheherazade.2

7:30 PM, Verizon Hall
John Adams - Conductor
Leila Josefowicz - Violin
Ravel - Alborada del gracioso
Stravinsky - Song of the Nightingale
INTERMISSION - Intermission
Adams - Scheherazade.2, Dramatic Symphony for Violin and Orchestra

Composer, conductor, teacher, writer, thinker—John Adams is an American musical icon. His work—exciting and beautiful—unflinchingly confronts, defines, and embraces contemporary culture. He wrote Scheherazade.2 for the stellar violinist Leila Josefowicz, inspired by an art exhibit about The Tales of the Arabian Nights and Rimsky-Korsakov's original. Josefowicz's solo violin plays the role of a modern Scheherazade. Adams's musical exploration of the present-day struggle of women in a patriarchal society reverses the roles, putting the woman in a position of strength.

 
2:00 PM

Scheherazade.2

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
John Adams - Conductor
Leila Josefowicz - Violin
Ravel - Alborada del gracioso
Stravinsky - Song of the Nightingale
INTERMISSION - Intermission
Adams - Scheherazade.2, Dramatic Symphony for Violin and Orchestra

Composer, conductor, teacher, writer, thinker—John Adams is an American musical icon. His work—exciting and beautiful—unflinchingly confronts, defines, and embraces contemporary culture. He wrote Scheherazade.2 for the stellar violinist Leila Josefowicz, inspired by an art exhibit about The Tales of the Arabian Nights and Rimsky-Korsakov's original. Josefowicz's solo violin plays the role of a modern Scheherazade. Adams's musical exploration of the present-day struggle of women in a patriarchal society reverses the roles, putting the woman in a position of strength.

 
10:30 AM

Composer Reading Session with John Adams

10:30 AM, Verizon Hall

The Philadelphia Orchestra and celebrated composer and conductor John Adams will rehearse commissioned works for the Orchestra’s BeethovenNOW celebration in a collaborative working session with Composer-in-Residence Gabriela Lena Frank and composers from her Creative Academy of Music: Iman Habibi, Jessica Hunt, and Carlos Simon

 
8:00 PM

Scheherazade.2

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
John Adams - Conductor
Leila Josefowicz - Violin
Ravel - Alborada del gracioso
Stravinsky - Song of the Nightingale
INTERMISSION - Intermission
Adams - Scheherazade.2, Dramatic Symphony for Violin and Orchestra

Composer, conductor, teacher, writer, thinker—John Adams is an American musical icon. His work—exciting and beautiful—unflinchingly confronts, defines, and embraces contemporary culture. He wrote Scheherazade.2 for the stellar violinist Leila Josefowicz, inspired by an art exhibit about The Tales of the Arabian Nights and Rimsky-Korsakov's original. Josefowicz's solo violin plays the role of a modern Scheherazade. Adams's musical exploration of the present-day struggle of women in a patriarchal society reverses the roles, putting the woman in a position of strength.

 
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Format: 2019-10-17