Simon Rattle - Conductor
Barbara Hannigan - Soprano
Webern - Passacaglia
Berg - Three Fragments from Wozzeck
Ligeti - Mysteries of the Macabre
Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 ("Pastoral")
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Featured in Disney's Fantasia, the "Pastoral" Symphony paints vivid scenes of gathering thunderstorms, wandering brooks, and breezy country sides. Both Webern's Passacaglia and Berg's Wozzeck received their U.S. premieres in Philadelphia as part of Stokowski's vision for 20th-century music. Barbara Hannigan will perform scenes from Ligeti's thrilling opera, Le Grande Macabre, in character as the Chief of the Secret Political Police.
The Philadelphia Orchestra and guest conductor Simon Rattle will open the Saturday, May 18, Orchestra concert with a performance by Play On, Philly!