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.