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Yannick Leads Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique”

May 21, 2021, 2:00 PM
May 22, 2021, 8:00 PM

Performance Details

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor


Sibelius Symphony No. 6
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 (“Pathétique”)

Yannick conducts Tchaikovsky’s final symphony, completed just nine days before his death. This soaring work is filled with raw emotions ranging from sunny exuberance to solemn introspection. With his lush orchestrations and graceful melodies, no composer captures this spectrum of sentiments better than Tchaikovsky. Sibelius’s Sixth Symphony is also an impassioned, anti-modernist work from 1923 that Sibelius described as “pure cold water.”

Verizon Hall

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