Denève Conducts Mahler

Stéphane Denève - Conductor

Eighth Blackbird - Ensemble

program

Higdon - On a Wire, for six soloists and orchestra

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Mahler - Symphony No. 1

Thursday, October 19, 2017

7:30 pm Verizon Hall

Stéphane Denève begins his newly extended tenure as Principal Guest Conductor with Mahler's premiere symphony matched with a Philadelphia Orchestra premiere. Mahler's groundbreaking First Symphony “changed the genre forever” (The Guardian). From the shimmering opening to the joyful finale, this work shakes the soul. The six members of the Grammy-winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird join the Orchestra for Jennifer Higdon's On a Wire in its first-ever Philadelphia Orchestra performances. Higdon is hailed as one of American's greatest living composers; Eighth Blackbird has been captivating audiences since its founding 20 years ago.

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