The Stunning Slavic Mass

Alan Gilbert - Conductor

Tatiana Monogarova - Soprano

Kelley O'Connor - Mezzo-soprano

Anthony Dean Griffey - Tenor

John Relyea - Bass

The Philadelphia Singers Chorale - Mixed chorus

David Hayes - Music director


Sibelius - Night Ride and Sunrise

Dvorák - The Golden Spinning Wheel


Janácek - Glagolitic Mass

Friday, October 17, 2014

2:00 pm Verizon Hall

A rare opportunity to hear Janacek’s powerful Glagolitic Mass. For the first time ever on subscription, The Philadelphia Orchestra performs the Czech composer’s stunning and visceral 1926 masterpiece, also known as the “Slavic Mass,” with its compelling, biting, and innovative musical language. New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts this massive work for four soloists, double choir, organ, and orchestra. The program opens with Sibelius’s tone poem Night Ride and Sunrise—a first-time performance for the Orchestra—and Dvorak’s Golden Spinning Wheel, a symphonic poem based on a Czech fairy tale.

LiveNote, the Orchestra’s interactive concert guide for mobile devices, will be enabled at this concert.

Thank you for pioneering LiveNote with us in the concert hall this week. We are eager to learn together with you how we should move forward with this technology. We hope you will keep an open mind with us as we begin. Your feedback is very important to us both as someone who may use LiveNote or someone who may not. At the end of the concert, you will see a link to a survey within LiveNote that we hope you will fill out and tell us your thoughts. We will also be e-mailing a comprehensive survey to you for your feedback as well. All of your thoughts are vital in helping us know how LiveNote can best serve you, or not, within the concert hall.
Should you need assistance in downloading or accessing LiveNote prior to entering the concert hall, please visit the LiveNote support table by Door B.

program notes

Roger Wight, Artistic Administrator of The Philadelphia Orchestra, and David Hayes, Music Director of the Philadelphia Singers Chorale

Pre-Concert Conversations