Yannick Nézet-Séguin to Lead Community String PlayIN with Musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal November 23, 2019

Posted on November 04, 2019
Intermediate and advanced string players of all ages invited to perform alongside members of both orchestras


Nézet-Séguin to conduct Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal for the first time in Philadelphia with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato November 24, 2019


(Philadelphia, November 4, 2019)—String players of all ages have the special opportunity to perform alongside members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal in a community PlayIN led by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at 3:00 PM. This shared music-making event will be led by Nézet-Séguin and Philadelphia Orchestra Conducting Fellow Lina Gonzalez-Granados. The program for advanced- and intermediate-level string players (violin, viola, cello, and bass) will include the Prelude from Grieg’s “Holberg” Suite; the first movement from Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3; the first movement from Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik; the Élégie (third movement) from Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings; and the Finale from Holst’s St. Paul’s Suite. For more information and to register, visit www.philorch.org/playin.

The PlayIN is part of an exciting weekend of events featuring Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal. For the first time in Philadelphia, Nézet-Séguin will take the stage with Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal on Sunday, November 24, at 2:00 PM in a program featuring excerpts from Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito (Overture, “Parto, ma tu ben mio,” and “Non più di fiori”), with critically acclaimed mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato. The concert will conclude with Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 (“Romantic”). Appointed artistic director and principal conductor of the Montreal-based orchestra in 2000, Nézet-Séguin’s contract was recently renewed for life, in an open-ended commitment.



PlayIN with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal

November 23 at 3:00 PM––Saturday afternoon––Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts


Members of The Philadelphia Orchestra

Members of Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor

Lina Gonzalez-Granados Conducting Fellow


Grieg Prelude, from “Holberg” Suite

Bach First movement from Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

Mozart First movement from Eine kleine Nachtmusik

Tchaikovsky Élégie, from Serenade for Strings         

Holst Finale (The Dargason), from St. Paul’s Suite


The Philadelphia Orchestra's PlayINs are funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.



Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal

November 24 at 2:00 PM––Sunday afternoon––Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts


Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor

Joyce DiDonato Mezzo-soprano


Mozart Overture to La clemenza di Tito

Mozart “Parto, ma tu ben mio,” from La clemenza di Tito

Mozart “Non piu di fiori,” from La clemenza di Tito

Bruckner Symphony No. 4 (“Romantic”)



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