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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

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Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2


September 22, 2021, 8:00 PM ET –
September 29, 2021, 11:00 PM ET


Please note: Digital Stage concerts begin with a 

performance premiere, followed by on-demand 

access for one week.

Performance Details

Digital Stage

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Daniel Matsukawa Bassoon

Bates Undistant
Weber Bassoon Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No. 2

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 captures the power of art to lift the human spirit. As the composer struggled with the loss of his hearing, his dedication to art fueled his drive to continue making music. The Second Symphony looks back to Haydn and Mozart, but Beethoven infused it with dashes of his hallmark rowdy humor and a Romantic sensibility—particularly in the poetic slow movement.

Carl Maria von Weber’s Bassoon Concerto celebrates the dynamic range of the bassoon and the wide variety of moods it can convey. Principal Bassoon Daniel Matsukawa takes center stage for this lively concert.

Composer Mason Bates describes Undistant: “Over crackling digital white noise drift textures from three musical ensembles, strewn across a dark space. ... Strings descend from the stratosphere into arpeggiations, brass and woodwind swells quicken their overlaps, and a soulful melody emerges that connects all elements."  

Fall 2021 on the Digital Stage includes encore presentations of favorite digital performances from the past year. Look for new bonus content in the Digital Lobby or during the performance.

This program runs approximately 1 hour and will be performed without an intermission.

Please note: All Digital Stage events begin with a performance premiere, streaming in real time. Following the performance premiere, the concert will be available for ticket holders to watch on demand for one week.

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Lead support for the Digital Stage is provided by:

Claudia and Richard Balderston
Elaine W. Camarda and A. Morris Williams, Jr.
The CHG Charitable Trust
Edith R. Dixon
Innisfree Foundation
Gretchen and M. Roy Jackson
Dr. Richard M. Klein
Neal W. Krouse
John H. McFadden and Lisa D. Kabnick
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Leslie A. Miller and Richard B. Worley
Ralph and Beth Muller
Neubauer Family Foundation
William Penn Foundation
The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage
Peter and Mari Shaw
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Townsend
Waterman Trust
Constance and Sankey Williams
Wyncote Foundation


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