Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Beethoven Symphony No. 4
Beethoven Symphony No. 6 ("Pastoral")
Throughout this landmark season at Carnegie Hall, The Philadelphia Orchestra performs a complete cycle of Beethoven’s nine immortal symphonies. This evening’s all-Beethoven program features the composer’s Fourth and Sixth symphonies—an elegant combination from which Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin teases brilliant subtleties. Even today, the Fourth Symphony is often overlooked—likely due to its proximity to two of Beethoven’s most thunderous creations. With its generally cheerful demeanor, it pairs perfectly with the Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral,” a work full of evocative imagery that transports listeners to scenes of nature.