Xian Zhang Conductor
Monica Czausz Organ
Hilary Hahn Violin
Eötvös When It Hits the Ocean Below (world premiere—Philadelphia Orchestra commission)
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1
Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 (“Organ”)
From its haunting, dreamy opening until the final notes float away, Prokofiev’s urgent and rapturous First Violin Concerto soars in the captivating hands of Hilary Hahn. Xian Zhang makes her Philadelphia Orchestra subscription debut with this hallmark program of WomenNOW, also leading Melody Eötvös’s powerful new organ work, which will evoke the thunderous force of melting icebergs.