Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Morgan State University Choir
Dr. Eric Conway Director
On May 18, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Music and Artistic Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will return to the Mann for an evening that is certainly not to be missed. The power of music will undoubtedly be felt as one of the world’s preeminent orchestras and most prestigious Historically Black College and University choirs perform together in the acoustically renowned TD Pavilion.
The first half of this momentous evening will feature the GRAMMY®-nominated and Emmy Award–winning Morgan State University Choir led by Director Dr. Eric Conway. The Morgan State University Choir has performed for audiences throughout the United States and worldwide—including the Virgin Islands, Canary Islands, Canada, Africa, Asia, and Europe. One of their most historical moments was performing under the baton of Robert Shaw at Carnegie Hall’s 100th Birthday Tribute to Marian Anderson.
During the second half, Nézet-Séguin will conduct the world-class Philadelphia Orchestra and Morgan State University Choir performing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, one of the towering masterworks of classical music. With its choral finale extolling the wish for peace and tolerance for all, the Ninth has become more than a symphony—it is a worldwide cultural icon. With an acclaimed group of soloists, the Morgan State University Choir, the “Fabulous Philadelphians,” and our spectacular setting, we predict a supreme summer evening.