Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Yo-Yo Ma Cello
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1
Higdon Fanfare Ritmico
Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances
Yannick and Your Philadelphia Orchestra begin the Orchestra’s 124th season with a spectacular celebration! Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1—fiendishly challenging for the player and deeply rewarding for the audience—showcases 19-time GRAMMY® winner Yo-Yo Ma at the peak of his artistry. Jennifer Higdon’s Fanfare Ritmico bursts with energy. Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, his final composition and the coda to a life of astonishing gifts, is a masterpiece of rhythmic propulsion, lyricism, and colorful orchestration.
Lead support for the Rachmaninoff 150 Celebration is provided by Tatiana Copeland. Mrs. Copeland’s mother was the niece of Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Tatiana Copeland was named after the composer’s daughter, Tatiana Sergeyevna Rachmaninoff.