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Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will be rededicated as Marian Anderson Hall, home of The Philadelphia Orchestra

Jennifer Koh, Violin Jennifer Koh, Violin Jennifer Koh, Violin

Holst’s The Planets

Nov 17, 2022, 7:30 PM
Nov 18, 2022, 2:00 PM
Nov 19, 2022, 8:00 PM

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Performance Details

Marin Alsop Conductor 
Jennifer Koh Violin   
Women of the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir
Amanda Quist Director

Brahms Tragic Overture 
Mazzoli Violin Concerto (“Procession”)
Holst The Planets 

Program Notes

Journey into the cosmos with Gustav Holst’s The Planets as otherworldly scenes delve into the human psyche. Experience the ferocity of Mars, the Bringer of War; the jollity of Jupiter; the tranquility of Venus, the Bringer of Peace; the mystical Neptune; and all the rest.

The dazzling virtuosity of violinist Jennifer Koh and the brilliance of Missy Mazzoli—“Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart” (Time Out New York)—take center stage in Mazzoli’s Violin Concerto (“Procession”). Writing for Koh during the height of the pandemic, the composer found inspiration in the history of medieval healing rituals, casting her soloist as a soothsayer, sorcerer, healer, and pied piper-type character, leading the orchestra through five interconnected healing spells.

The program, conducted by the legendary Marin Alsop, opens with Johannes Brahms’s stirring Tragic Overture.

Verizon Hall


Marin Alsop’s appearance is sponsored by Elia Buck and Caroline Rogers.


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