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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

April 08, 2016

Beyond the Baton

A Q&A with Yannick Nézet-Séguin

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From the April/May 2016 Playbill

This Month Yannick Talks about Weill's Symphony No. 2, Prokofiev's Symphony No. 7, and Mahler's Symphony No. 10.

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.

March 02, 2016

All-City Music Festival Celebrates Music Education in Philadelphia

The All-City High School Music Festival brought more than 400 students from 30 of the School District of Philadelphia’s schools to the Verizon Hall stage on Tuesday, March 1. The concert featured the All-City Band, conducted by Dr. Wesley J. Broadax; Choir, conducted by Dorina C. Morrow; and Orchestra, conducted by Philadelphia Orchestra Assistant Principal Bass Joseph Conyers. The finale, a world premiere work by Philadelphia’s own John B Hedges, featured all three ensembles onstage together and was conducted by Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

February 19, 2016

What a Difference a Century Makes: 100 Years Out, The Philadelphia Orchestra Reprises a Historic Turning Point

On a freezing weekend 100 years ago this March, The Philadelphia Orchestra presented a set of concerts that, in a single stroke, established it as an ensemble of international importance.

January 20, 2016

May We Suggest … Yannick Whets Our Appetite for 2016-17

When a top chef wants to show off the range of his restaurant’s excellence, he offers a tasting menu: samples of all the ways his establishment can dazzle a food lover. Now about to begin his fifth season, our top chef, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, put together his own tasting menu at the Kimmel Center Tuesday evening, unveiling all the ways The Philadelphia Orchestra will please music lovers in the 2016-17 season. Together with Orchestra CEO and President Allison Vulgamore, Yannick explored the variety of musical treats in store in the upcoming season.

January 19, 2016

“A Collection of Everything that’s Great in Music … without Boundaries”

The Philadelphia Orchestra Announces its 2016-17 Season

Photo by Chris Lee

That’s how Yannick Nézet-Séguin describes The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2016-17 season, his fifth at the helm of the Fabulous Philadelphians. A bold statement to be sure, but as Will Rogers (among others) once said, “It ain’t bragging if you can back it up.” And boy can he! Consider the following:

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