Jean-Yves Thibaudet Jean-Yves Thibaudet Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Thibaudet and Liszt

Friday
Apr 17, 2020, 2:00 PM
Saturday
Apr 18, 2020, 8:00 PM

 

This performance has been cancelled

Performance Details

Stéphane Denève Conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet Piano

PROGRAM
Clyne This Midnight Hour
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2
INTERMISSION
Strauss Ein Heldenleben

Stéphane Denève's final subscription concerts as the Orchestra's principal guest conductor culminate with Strauss's epic Ein Heldenleben—literally, A Hero's Life—an extravagant, all-encompassing, semi-autobiographical tone poem that quotes from his own prodigious masterpieces. Anna Clyne's imaginative This Midnight Hour, highlighting the power of the lower strings, evokes the journey of a mysterious woman “stripped bare, running mad through the night.” Liszt's heady Second Piano Concerto is gorgeous and technically challenging. Jean-Yves Thibaudet brings to it his intense power and quintessential flair.

Verizon Hall

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

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