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April 10, 2015

Leonard Bernstein’s MASS Appeal

To say that The Philadelphia Orchestra will “take the stage” starting April 30 for the first of four performances through May 3 of Leonard Bernstein’s MASS doesn’t begin to do these extraordinary concerts justice. After all, as Vice President for Artistic Planning Jeremy Rothman explains, the subtitle is “A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers.” And even that just hints at what’s in store.

Photo: Will Figg

March 31, 2015

Beyond the Baton

A Q&A with Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Photo by Chris Lee

From the April/May 2015 Playbill

This month Yannick talks about Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1.

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

January 22, 2015

Yannick Marks a Milestone

We’re all used to noting important firsts, from first day at school to first kiss, to first paycheck. But how many of us get to notch the 1,500th time we’ve done something, let alone something that’s exciting, beautiful, even magical? Yannick Nézet-Séguin is one of those fortunate few: Tonight he mounts the podium to conduct the 1,500th concert in his dazzling career. It all began in November 1994, when a still-teenaged Yannick led a performance of Fauré’s Requiem for choir and organ.

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.

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