Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Cello and Pretty Yende, Soprano Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Cello and Pretty Yende, Soprano Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Cello and Pretty Yende, Soprano

Mahler's Symphony No. 4

Thursday
Dec 08, 2022, 7:30 PM
Friday
Dec 09, 2022, 2:00 PM
Saturday
Dec 10, 2022, 8:00 PM

Performance Details

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Sheku Kanneh-Mason Cello
Pretty Yende Soprano

Wang Xi Ensō  (world premiere—Philadelphia Orchestra commission)
Haydn Cello Concerto in D major
Mahler Symphony No. 4

Inspired by a child’s idea of heaven, Gustav Mahler composed “The Heavenly Life,” which became the foundation of his celestial Fourth Symphony. Soprano Pretty Yende’s tremendous talent soars in one of Mahler’s best-loved works. Wang Xi’s Ensō, named for a sacred Buddhist symbol meaning circle, considers the flow and togetherness of nature and people. 

Verizon Hall