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March 05, 2015

Beyond the Baton

A Q&A with Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Photo by Chris Lee

From the March 2015 Playbill

This month Yannick talks about Haydn's Symphony No. 92 ("Oxford").

March 05, 2015

A Kaleidoscopic Mix of Music, Dance, and Theater - The Philadelphia Orchestra Prepares for Bernstein’s MASS

Musical works, like the composers who create them, often take on lives of their own, rising and falling in popularity, with works scorned by one generation being celebrated by the next—and vice versa. The vicissitudes of taste, and the social and historical circumstances that influence it, over long stretches of time, make predicating a musical work’s ultimate stature a fool’s game, but it was not for nothing that Gustav Mahler famously predicted, “my time will come.”

January 30, 2015

It’s Official! Yannick’s “Love Affair” with Philadelphia Will Continue

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s beloved music director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, has signed a new five-year contract, guaranteeing he’ll lead the Fabulous Philadelphians to even more thrilling musical heights until at least 2022.

From left: Board Chairman Richard B. Worley, President & CEO Allison Vulgamore, and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin during the January 30 concert, where Yannick signed his contract renewal. Photo: Will Figg

April 25, 2013

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera Philadelphia Join Forces for Richard Strauss's Salome

Calling all opera lovers! The Orchestra is collaborating for the first time with Opera Philadelphia on a theatrically-inspired co-production of Richard Strauss’s compelling and provocative masterpiece, Salome. Yannick Nézet-Séguin will lead both performances, on Thursday, May 8, and Saturday, May 10, 2014, in the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall. The performances of Salome are made possible in part by a generous gift from the Wyncote Foundation.

October 31, 2012

Opening Night 2012: Yannick's debut as music director!

10/18/12, Philadelphia: (From left) Marguerite Lenfest, Gerry Lenfest, Philadelphia Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore, and Don Fox in the Kimmel Center prior to the Orchestra's 2012 Opening Night performance. Photo: Jessica Griffin  
October 17, 2012

Back Again

Yannick speaks with Orchestra staff and volunteers who have welcomed him to the Kimmel Center for his first day of rehearsal as music director. Photo by Pete Checchia  
August 10, 2012

Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Week Two in Review

8/8/12, Saratoga Springs: Yannick greets the Orchestra before they start their first rehearsal together at SPAC.

July 07, 2012

July 7 - Day two rehearsal and concert with Kirill Gerstein

7/7/12, Vail: Music Director Designate Yannick Nézet-Séguin thanks the Orchestra just before the start of rehearsal for their patience and persistence during the July 6 Opening Night concert, when the performance was postponed due to rain.

July 07, 2012

July 6 - First rehearsal and Yannick's conducting debut at Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival

7/6/12, Vail: John Giovando, president and executive director of the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, welcomes Yannick and the Orchestra to Colorado before the start of their first rehearsal on July 6.  
July 02, 2012

The Philadelphia Orchestra's 2012 Summer Season

The Philadelphia Orchestra launched the 2012 summer season with a return to its outdoor summer home, the Mann Center for the Performing Artson June 27, 29, and 30; the ensemble performs three additional concerts July 19-21From July 6 to 14 the Orchestra decamps to the Rocky Mountains for its sixth annual residency at the Bravo!

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