Hidden from small
Hidden from medium


Hidden from small
Hidden from desktop


Hidden from medium
Hidden from desktop

Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Kensho Watanabe to Conduct April 25-27 Philadelphia Orchestra Performances

April 16, 2019

Advisory of Artist Change:

The music director and assistant conductor replace Myung-Whun Chung

(Philadelphia, April 16, 2019)—Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Assistant Conductor Kensho Watanabe have graciously agreed to lead The Philadelphia Orchestra’s April 25-27 concerts. Nézet-Séguin will conduct the April 25 and 27 performances while Watanabe will conduct the April 26 performance. They replace Myung-Whun Chung, who was unable to obtain his visa due to rehearsal and concert schedule conflicts in Europe.

The program will include Weber’s Overture to Der Freischütz, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”), and Schumann’s Piano Concerto, featuring pianist Jonathan Biss, as previously scheduled.

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

Beethoven’s Eroica

April 25 at 7:30 PM–Thursday evening—Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

April 26 at 2:00 PM–Friday afternoon—Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

April 27 at 8:00 PM–Saturday evening—Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor (Thursday and Saturday)

Kensho Watanabe Conductor (Friday)

Jonathan Biss

Piano

Weber

Overture to Der Freischütz

Schumann

Piano Concerto

Beethoven

Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”)


___________________________________________________________________________________________________

CONTACTS:

Ashley Berke                                        Alexa Vecchione                                                        

215.893.1939                                       215.893.3142

aberke@philorch.org                         avecchione@philorch.org

# #  #