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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

November 30, 2016

Beyond the Baton

A Q&A with Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Photo by Chris Lee

From the December 2016 Playbill

This Month Yannick Talks about Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 4.

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.

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.

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