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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

Headshots of Marin Alsop and Randall Goosby. Headshots of Marin Alsop and Randall Goosby. Headshots of Marin Alsop and Randall Goosby.

Marin Alsop Leads Brahms, Mendelssohn, and Frank

Mar 13, 2025, 7:30 PM
Mar 14, 2025, 2:00 PM
Mar 15, 2025, 8:00 PM

Performance Details

Marin Alsop Conductor
Randall Goosby Violin

Frank Picaflor (world premiere—Philadelphia Orchestra commission)
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Brahms Variations on a Theme of Haydn

Like her mentor Leonard Bernstein, Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Guest Conductor Marin Alsop is convinced that music has the power to change lives. She’s also enormously entertaining to watch, as you’ll see in this program that features Mendelssohn’s poetic, passionate Violin Concerto. Performing this bravura display of the instrument’s range and emotional power is the astonishing young violinist Randall Goosby, who “plays like an angel with nothing to prove” (Los Angeles Times).

The Mendelssohn is flanked by a pair of dazzling works: Brahms’s intricate Variations on a Theme of Haydn, whose contrapuntal shifts present a brilliant puzzle for the artists of the Orchestra to solve, and former Composer in Residence Gabriela Lena Frank’s Picaflor (Hummingbird), a vibrant new work that retells a traditional Peruvian creation myth.

Verizon Hall

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