Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Kirill Gerstein - Piano
Beethoven - Symphony No. 5
Shostakovich - Piano Concerto No. 2
Shostakovich - Selections from Suite from The Gadfly
Thursday, January 29, 2015
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Prudential Hall, NJ
Founded in 1900, the Philadelphia Orchestra has distinguished itself as one of the world’s leading orchestras through its thrilling performances, historic international tours and best-selling recordings. The orchestra appears at NJPAC under the leadership of its new Music Director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and features guest soloist Kirill Gerstein on piano.
The selections by Shostakovich are excerpts from The Gadfly, composed for the 1955 Soviet film of the same title, and the lighthearted Second Piano Concerto.