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Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony

Nov 17, 2023, 2:00 PM
Nov 18, 2023, 8:00 PM

Performance Details

David Robertson Conductor
Hai-Ye Ni Cello

Wolfe New Work (Philadelphia Orchestra co-commission)
Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1
Beethoven Symphony No. 6 (“Pastoral”)

Hear Your Philadelphia Orchestra’s legendary strings in full bloom in Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony, with its lovely evocations of forest strolls and meadow rambles. American conductor David Robertson, known for his “strikingly fresh” (The New York Times) approach to classics, reveals new beauty in this beloved work. Haydn’s dashing First Cello Concerto is a bravura showcase for Principal Cello Hai-Ye Ni. The concert begins with a new commission by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Julia Wolfe, who imbues her music with an intense physicality and relentless power.

Verizon Hall

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