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Beethoven: Missa solemnis 2.0

Apr 07, 2022, 7:30 PM
Apr 09, 2022, 8:00 PM
Apr 10, 2022, 2:00 PM

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Performance Details

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor 
Jennifer Rowley Soprano 
Karen Cargill Mezzo-soprano  
Rodrick Dixon Tenor  
Eric Owens Bass-baritone 
Philadelphia Symphonic Choir  
Amanda Quist Director 
Refik Anadol Visual Design

Beethoven Missa solemnis 

Program Notes

"If a machine can learn, can it dream?"

Trailblazing artist Refik Anadol uses digital media, data, and machine intelligence to answer this question, creating stunning visual masterpieces across the globe. This April, as the Orchestra performs Beethoven’s monumental Missa solemnis in Verizon Hall, Anadol’s installation will use machine intelligence to create a new artistic, architectural wonder—a breathtaking virtual cathedral—unique to the performance, as the computer listens along with the audience. We invite you to dream with your eyes open during this once-in-a-lifetime performance experience.

While Beethoven speaks to the universality of spirituality, Anadol invites us to see how aspects of the world around us are not what they seem. By proposing the possibility of “post-digital architecture,” Anadol invites audiences to imagine alternative realities. The result is at once contemporary and timeless. Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads a deeply moving presentation of this masterwork of spirituality and music.

Verizon Hall



The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage

Beethoven: Missa solemnis 2.0 has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

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