Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Daniel Matsukawa Bassoon
Berio Four Original Versions of Luigi Boccherini’s The Night Retreat of Madrid
Assad Bassoon Concerto (world premiere—Philadelphia Orchestra commission)
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 1 (Thursday)
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 (Friday and Saturday)
Fan’s choice: Pick your performance, pick your Rachmaninoff symphony! Rachmaninoff’s dark, brooding First Symphony swirls with drama and mystery, while his Second is warm and melodious. The heart of this brilliantly hued program is the world premiere of a new concerto created for Principal Bassoon Daniel Matsukawa by Clarice Assad, a Brazilian-American composer hailed for her evocative colors, rich textures, and stylistic range.
The Clarice Assad concerto was commissioned with the generous support of Dr. Richard M. Klein for The Philadelphia Orchestra and Daniel Matsukawa.
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.