The Digital Age

The Digital Age

It’s not too bold to say that Refik Anadol writes with data the way Beethoven wrote notes on a page of music. He has, after all, been described as the da Vinci of our time. This U.S. based, Turkish-born artist embeds media arts into architecture with data and machine intelligence to create masterpieces of art.

So, when Beethoven’s monumental Mass combines with the digital mastery of Anadol, Verizon Hall will be transformed into virtual, visual, and sonic cathedrals. And, while Beethoven speaks to the universality of spirituality, Anadol leads us to see how many aspects of the world around us are not what they seem. The result is at once contemporary ... and timeless. Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads a deeply moving presentation of this masterwork of spirituality and music.

Through Our World NOW Digital, we offer composer Mason Bates’s Suite from his opera The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, the story of the man who brought us the iPhone, and who truly changed our world in ways we’re still struggling to understand.

Due to rapidly evolving developments, and in accordance with the City of Philadelphia’s recommendation that all large gatherings be suspended to limit community transmission of COVID-19, all scheduled Philadelphia Orchestra rehearsals, performances, and events through May 10, 2020, are cancelled. Learn more