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

The Rite of Spring

Mar 18, 2021, 7:30 PM
Mar 19, 2021, 2:00 PM
Mar 20, 2021, 8:00 PM

Performance Details

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor


Frank Picaflor (world premiere—Philadelphia Orchestra commission)
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

Folktales of the natural world are reimagined in this program. First, The Rite of Spring, Stravinsky’s vision of pagan rituals, still astounds a century after its riotous Paris premiere. It’s paired with the world premiere of Picaflor by Composerin- Residence Gabriela Lena Frank. The work, meaning “hummingbird,” retells a traditional Peruvian creation myth through the voices of Philadelphians with text from School District of Philadelphia students and visuals from Mural Arts Philadelphia. Yannick leads the Orchestra in this collaborative program highlighting Our World NOW and WomenNOW.

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