Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting The Philadelphia Orchestra Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting The Philadelphia Orchestra Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting The Philadelphia Orchestra

Blessed Earth

Thursday
Mar 30, 2023, 7:30 PM
Saturday
Apr 01, 2023, 8:00 PM
Sunday
Apr 02, 2023, 2:00 PM

Performance Details

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
The Crossing
Donald Nally Artistic Director

J.L. Adams Vespers of the Blessed Earth (world premiere—Philadelphia Orchestra commission)
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

The Rite of Spring, Igor Stravinsky’s vivid reflection on ancient pagan rituals, still astounds more than a century after its riotous Parisian premiere. John Luther Adams’s Vespers of the Blessed Earth references humanity’s impact on the Earth. He told the Philadelphia Inquirer, “The music I’m writing now is an expression of grief and faith in the possibility of human redemption.” Philadelphia-based choral group the Crossing joins Yannick and the Orchestra for this transformative performance. 

Verizon Hall