Fill your holidays with the magical sound of The Philadelphia Orchestra, inspired by the legendary Ormandy / Philadelphia Orchestra recording of the same name from 1962.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Carolyn Sampson - Soprano
Karen Cargil - Mezzo-soprano
Andrew Staples - Tenor
Andrew Foster-Williams - Bass-baritone
Philippe Sly - Bass-baritone
The Westminster Symphonic Choir - Mixed chorus
The American Boychoir
James Alexander - Stage Director
Bach - The Passion According to St. Matthew
Audiences were mesmerized when The Philadelphia Orchestra performed the work in 2013 for the first time in 30 years. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion premiered on Good Friday in 1727. Nearly 300 years later, Philadelphia audiences can experience the groundbreaking creation much as the original 18th-century audience did that Easter weekend. Recounting the New Testament story of Jesus Christ’s final days—from the Last Supper to the Crucifixion—Bach calls for large-scale forces and a divided orchestra. Renowned stage director James Alexander’s brilliant minimalist staging enhances the storytelling. Bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams, mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill, and tenor Andrew Staples as the Evangelist reprise their roles from those sold-out performances. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts this grand event.
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