The Rite of Spring

Stéphane Denève - Conductor

Peter Richard Conte - Organ


Milhaud - The Creation of the World

Poulenc - Organ Concerto


Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring

Friday, October 19, 2018

2:00 pm Verizon Hall

Acclaimed French conductor Emmanuelle Haïm makes her Philadelphia Orchestra debut, presenting two of the leading lights of English Baroque music. Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks has been lighting up the sky (in concert halls!) since 1749. In his cantata Il delirio amoroso (The Delirium of Love), soprano Erin Morley brings the “silken clarity … and the needlepoint precision of her coloratura” (The New York Times) to this Orpheus-like tale based on classical mythology. Purcell's brilliant score for The Fairy Queen quickly became a favorite after its rediscovery early last century. 
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