Yannick Nézet-Séguin Yannick Nézet-Séguin Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Songs from the Earth

Feb 26, 2021, 8:00 PM
Feb 27, 2021, 8:00 PM
Feb 28, 2021, 2:00 PM
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Ekaterina Gubanova Mezzo-soprano
Piotr Beczała Tenor


Debussy La Mer
Mahler Das Lied von der Erde

Never before has our environment felt more imperiled. In this program, we celebrate the beauty of nature, and how it connects us to our world and to our souls. The great Mahler champion Leonard Bernstein called Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth) “Mahler’s greatest symphony.” Based on Chinese poetry about sorrow and solitude, youth and friendship, the work embodies Mahler’s passion for both symphony and song. Debussy’s La Mer (The Sea) provides a meditative and fluid contrast.

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