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Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will be rededicated as Marian Anderson Hall, home of The Philadelphia Orchestra

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BeethovenNOW: Emanuel Ax

Feb 06, 2020, 7:30 PM
Feb 07, 2020, 8:00 PM
Feb 08, 2020, 8:00 PM


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Performance Details

Karina Canellakis Conductor
Emanuel Ax Piano

Di Castri Lineage
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2
(Thursday and Saturday)
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3
Lutoslawski Concerto for Orchestra

Beethoven composed “the most positive music ever written,” with every work containing “every emotion known to man,” says Emanuel Ax, who completes our piano concerto cycle. Beethoven made his public debut with his Second Concerto, a dramatic, humorous, ebullient work that announced the young artist's arrival. The muscular Third embodies Beethoven's “proud Prospero-like assertion of his beloved C-minor powers.” (Gramophone) Rising star and Curtis Institute of Music graduate Karina Canellakis makes her Philadelphia Orchestra debut, also leading Canadian composer Zosha Di Castri's 2015 tribute to her grandmother and Lutoslawski's fascinating showpiece for orchestra.

Verizon Hall


Emanuel Ax’s performances are sponsored in part by Robert E. Mortensen.

The February 6 concert is sponsored by Kristen Phillips and Matthew Schreck.

The February 8 concert is sponsored by the Young Friends of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

The February 8 concert is sponsored by


Program Notes (Thursday and Saturday)

Program Notes (Friday)

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