Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Laurin Talese Vocalist
Michelle Cann Piano
Johnson/arr. Gray “Lift Every Voice and Sing”
Conti/arr. Lowden Theme from Rocky
Coleman Seven O’Clock Shout
Tchaikovsky Polonaise, from Eugene Onegin
Talese/arr. Gray “This Love”
Price Piano Concerto in One Movement
Simon Fate Now Conquers
Beethoven Fourth movement from Symphony No. 7
Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra will take the stage in the TD Pavilion at the Mann on Saturday, May 15, to perform for something that’s been missing for more than a year: a live audience. The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Mann Center for the Performing Arts have partnered to present a free thank-you concert for the frontline responders, healthcare professionals, and all manner of essential workers who have done so much to keep the region safe and productive throughout the pandemic.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Orchestra in a program including Bill Conti's Theme from Rocky, James Weldon Johnson's popular anthem "Lift Every Voice and Sing," and Tchaikovsky's Polonaise from Eugene Onegin. Plus, two new compositions by Valerie Coleman and Vivian Fung, written to honor our frontline heroes.