Saturday, September 28, 2019
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.
The reading session will showcase newly written works by Habibi, Hunt, and Simon that challenge, inspire, and push boundaries, creating fresh perspectives on the relevance of Beethoven’s legacy today, 250 years after his birth. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The session will begin promptly and includes a 20-minute break. If necessary, groups may leave during this intermission, which occurs approximately one hour into the session. Online RSVPs are encouraged.