Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting The Philadelphia Orchestra Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting The Philadelphia Orchestra Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Season Finale

Thursday
Jun 04, 2020, 7:30 PM 
Friday
Jun 05, 2020, 2:00 PM
Saturday
Jun 06, 2020, 8:00 PM

 

Performance Details

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Philadelphia Symphonic Choir
Joe Miller Director

PROGRAM
Bruckner Selected Motets
INTERMISSION
Bruckner Symphony No. 3 ("Wagner Symphony")

Bruckner is “one of the great symphonists of all time,” says Yannick. His music is “spiritual, romantic, dreamy, imposing, cataclysmic … music that excites all the emotions and magnifies the results of the symphony.” A Bruckner champion and world-renowned interpreter, Yannick's deep affinity for the composer shines in passionate performances of the thrilling Third Symphony, “an unquestioned masterpiece, a citadel that no critic can pull down. Bruckner's invention is exuberant throughout: the finale confidently transforms the tragic mood of the first movement into triumph.” (The New Yorker) A set of exquisite Bruckner motets, sung a cappella, provides a contemplative opening to a program that aims to end the season's musical journey in communion with the divine.