Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts The Philadelphia Orchestra Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts The Philadelphia Orchestra Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts The Philadelphia Orchestra

BeethovenNOW: Symphonies 5&6

Saturday

May 16, 2020, 8:00 PM

 

Performance Details

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor

PROGRAM
Beethoven Symphony No. 5
INTERMISSION 
Beethoven Symphony No. 6 ("Pastoral")

Yannick reprises a highlight of our season's Beethoven celebration for a special, one-night-only performance of two masterpieces. The indelible four-note opening of the Fifth Symphony lays the foundation for a truly fateful symphonic journey. Written in 1804, and on the program when The Philadelphia Orchestra gave its first concert in 1900, it's an epic tour de force that resonates in 2020. Following its rousing conclusion come the verdant valleys and sweet smells of the woods and the Austrian countryside, an exposition of Beethoven's love of nature.