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March 01, 2017

Voices of a City: The Orchestra’s 2017-18 Season Presents an Abundance of Variety

The way to have good ideas, as Nobel Prize-winning scientist Linus Pauling used to say, is to have lots of ideas. In recent years The Philadelphia Orchestra has dramatically increased the range and scope of its activities both locally and globally, and the 2017-18 season just announced underscores an ever-expanding breadth of vision that reflects the Orchestra’s storied legacy, its ongoing commitment to deep community involvement, and its role as a global ambassador for the arts.

March 01, 2017

Beyond the Baton

A Q&A with Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Photo by Chris Lee

From the March 2017 Playbill

This Month Yannick Talks about Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle.

February 24, 2017

Yannick and the Orchestra Announce 2017-18 Season

Subscriptions are now on sale for the Orchestra’s 2017-18 performances! Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an exciting and diverse season commissioning new works, reexamining great repertoire, and showcasing the famous Philadelphia Sound.

November 30, 2016

La Ville Lumière: The Philadelphia Orchestra Honors the French Capital with a Three-week Festival

“A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life,” Thomas Jefferson wrote some 250 years ago. Much later, James Thurber would call the city “a vast university of art, literature and music … a post-graduate course in Everything.” Novelist Laurence Durrell marveled at “the restless metaphysical curiosity, the tenderness of good living and the passionate individualism.”

The Eiffel Tower in Paris

September 21, 2016

Let the Concerts Begin!

This Thursday Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin begins his fifth subscription season on the podium with an outstanding program, and an outstanding star: pianist Yuja Wang. The Curtis-trained Philadelphia favorite is sure to delight with Chopin’s exquisite Piano Concerto No. 2, a staple of the repertoire she’ll bring to life with her boundless energy and scintillating technique.

September 20, 2016

Yannick Looks Forward: With Four Amazing Seasons Behind Him, an Enticing Decade Beckons

When The Philadelphia Orchestra announced in 2010 that it had named a 35-year-old French Canadian with relatively little name recognition in the United States as its new music director, the world could not have anticipated the extent to which this podium dynamo would vitalize the Orchestra and transform the very nature of a music director’s relationship to his or her community.

Photo by Chris Lee

June 02, 2016

Yannick Nézet-Séguin/Philadelphia Orchestra Timeline of Achievements

Photo by Chris Lee

December 2008: Makes Philadelphia Orchestra debut conducting Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 (“Pathétique”) and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with André Watts

June 2010: Appointed eighth music director of The Philadelphia Orchestra beginning with the 2012-13 season

June 02, 2016

An Extraordinary Moment—Yannick Extends His Philadelphia Orchestra Contract and Is Named Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera

It’s a great day for The Philadelphia Orchestra, the City of Philadelphia, and the entire music world. Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin has renewed his deep commitment to the institution by extending his tenure through the 2025-26 season. With the Orchestra’s legacy of great music directors, we are poised for at least another decade of Yannick’s superb leadership. Announced simultaneously was his being named music director of New York’s Metropolitan Opera, starting with the 2020-21 season.

April 08, 2016

#POPopUP!

"Welcome to our PopUP! We are here for you, Philadelphia!" —Yannick Nézet-Séguin

March 07, 2016

Yannick's Guide to the Orchestra

Yannick conducted a Family Concert on Saturday, March 5, 2016, featuring Britten’s A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Ben Steinfeld was host and narrator for the Britten, and Kasey Shao was the soloist in the first movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23, K. 488. She was the Children’s Division winner of the 2015 Philadelphia Orchestra Albert M. Greenfield Student Competition.

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