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10:00 AM

Sound All Around Ensemble

10:00 AM, Academy Of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Hugh Sung - Piano
Richard Harlow - Cello
Christopher Deviney - Percussion
Elizabeth Starr Masoudnia - English horn
Carol Jantsch - Tuba

Instruments on their own are exciting and unique. From strings to percussion, to winds, and brass, each family has its own sound. Find out what happens when we put them all together in one performance! The Sound All Around Ensemble concert brings each of the instrument families into a fun and interactive space with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

 
11:15 AM

Sound All Around Ensemble

11:15 AM, Academy Of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Hugh Sung - Piano
Richard Harlow - Cello
Christopher Deviney - Percussion
Elizabeth Starr Masoudnia - English horn
Carol Jantsch - Tuba

Instruments on their own are exciting and unique. From strings to percussion, to winds, and brass, each family has its own sound. Find out what happens when we put them all together in one performance! The Sound All Around Ensemble concert brings each of the instrument families into a fun and interactive space with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra.
 
8:00 PM

Pat Metheny and the American Beat

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Bramwell Tovey - Conductor
Ricardo Morales - Clarinet
Christopher Deviney - Vibraphone
She-e Wu - Marimba
Michael Jones - Tenor
Daniel Schwartz - Tenor
Bernstein - Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs for Solo Clarinet and Jazz Ensemble
Metheny - Duo Concerto for Vibraphone and Marimba
INTERMISSION -
Dvorák - Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 ("From the New World")

Principal Percussion Christopher Deviney calls 20-time Grammy winner Pat Metheny and his composing partner Lyle Mays the “most important duo to come along since George and Ira Gershwin.” Deviney has orchestrated three Metheny jazz tunes into an all-new percussion concerto starring She-e Wu on marimba and himself on vibraphone. “To have a solo is a dream come true but to then premiere it with The Philadelphia Orchestra—my own orchestra—is beyond what I ever thought would happen,” he says. Audience favorite conductor Bramwell Tovey brings his impresario’s touch to a clever program that combines the world premiere with Dvorák’s lofty final symphony—“From the New World” indeed, as it was written in New York City—and Bernstein’s jazz-infused Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs, a jazz-hall style work for clarinet and orchestra premiered by Benny Goodman

 
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10:00 AM

Sound All Around Ensemble

10:00 AM, Academy Of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Hugh Sung - Piano
Richard Harlow - Cello
Christopher Deviney - Percussion
Elizabeth Starr Masoudnia - English horn
Carol Jantsch - Tuba

Instruments on their own are exciting and unique. From strings to percussion, to winds, and brass, each family has its own sound. Find out what happens when we put them all together in one performance! The Sound All Around Ensemble concert brings each of the instrument families into a fun and interactive space with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra.
 
11:15 AM

Sound All Around Ensemble

11:15 AM, Academy Of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Hugh Sung - Piano
Richard Harlow - Cello
Christopher Deviney - Percussion
Elizabeth Starr Masoudnia - English horn
Carol Jantsch - Tuba

Instruments on their own are exciting and unique. From strings to percussion, to winds, and brass, each family has its own sound. Find out what happens when we put them all together in one performance! The Sound All Around Ensemble concert brings each of the instrument families into a fun and interactive space with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra.
 
 
 
8:00 PM

Yannick and Trifonov Reunited!

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Mason Bates - Electronica
Daniil Trifonov - Piano
Beethoven - Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43
Beethoven - Finale from The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43
Bates - Alternative Energy
INTERMISSION -
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K. 271 ("Jenamy")
Liszt - Prometheus, Symphonic Poem No. 5

While the young Russian prodigy Daniil Trifonov is busy becoming an international celebrity, Philadelphia Orchestra audiences already know and love him: In 2015 he made his subscription debut and recorded the Grammy-nominated Rachmaninoff Variations with the Philadelphians. He returns to perform Mozart’s “Jenamy” Concerto, as technically demanding as it is joyous. American composer Mason Bates will also be on stage activating the electronica elements of his fascinating and futuristic Alternative Energy. And speaking of energy, Prometheus stole fire from the gods and gave it to man; Beethoven and Liszt give us equally inspiring gifts in their tellings of his tale, as ballet music and symphonic poem.

This concert is LiveNote™ enabled.

 
2:00 PM

Yannick and Trifonov Reunited!

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Mason Bates - Electronica
Daniil Trifonov - Piano
Beethoven - Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43
Beethoven - Finale from The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43
Bates - Alternative Energy
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Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K. 271 ("Jenamy")
Liszt - Prometheus, Symphonic Poem No. 5

While the young Russian prodigy Daniil Trifonov is busy becoming an international celebrity, Philadelphia Orchestra audiences already know and love him: In 2015 he made his subscription debut and recorded the Grammy-nominated Rachmaninoff Variations with the Philadelphians. He returns to perform Mozart’s “Jenamy” Concerto, as technically demanding as it is joyous. American composer Mason Bates will also be on stage activating the electronica elements of his fascinating and futuristic Alternative Energy. And speaking of energy, Prometheus stole fire from the gods and gave it to man; Beethoven and Liszt give us equally inspiring gifts in their tellings of his tale, as ballet music and symphonic poem.

This concert is LiveNote™ enabled.

 
8:00 PM

Yannick and Trifonov Reunited!

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Mason Bates - Electronica
Daniil Trifonov - Piano
Beethoven - Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43
Beethoven - Finale from The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43
Bates - Alternative Energy
INTERMISSION -
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K. 271 ("Jenamy")
Liszt - Prometheus, Symphonic Poem No. 5

While the young Russian prodigy Daniil Trifonov is busy becoming an international celebrity, Philadelphia Orchestra audiences already know and love him: In 2015 he made his subscription debut and recorded the Grammy-nominated Rachmaninoff Variations with the Philadelphians. He returns to perform Mozart’s “Jenamy” Concerto, as technically demanding as it is joyous. American composer Mason Bates will also be on stage activating the electronica elements of his fascinating and futuristic Alternative Energy. And speaking of energy, Prometheus stole fire from the gods and gave it to man; Beethoven and Liszt give us equally inspiring gifts in their tellings of his tale, as ballet music and symphonic poem.

This concert is LiveNote™ enabled.

 
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2:00 PM

Yannick and Trifonov Reunited!

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Mason Bates - Electronica
Daniil Trifonov - Piano
Beethoven - Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43
Beethoven - Finale from The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43
Bates - Alternative Energy
INTERMISSION -
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K. 271 ("Jenamy")
Liszt - Prometheus, Symphonic Poem No. 5

While the young Russian prodigy Daniil Trifonov is busy becoming an international celebrity, Philadelphia Orchestra audiences already know and love him: In 2015 he made his subscription debut and recorded the Grammy-nominated Rachmaninoff Variations with the Philadelphians. He returns to perform Mozart’s “Jenamy” Concerto, as technically demanding as it is joyous. American composer Mason Bates will also be on stage activating the electronica elements of his fascinating and futuristic Alternative Energy. And speaking of energy, Prometheus stole fire from the gods and gave it to man; Beethoven and Liszt give us equally inspiring gifts in their tellings of his tale, as ballet music and symphonic poem.

This concert is LiveNote™ enabled.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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8:00 PM

Denève Conducts Sibelius

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Lars Vogt - Piano
Salonen - Nyx
Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
INTERMISSION -
Sibelius - Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43

Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève brings his considerable flair to this musical buffet. We begin with Finnish composer Esa-Pekka Salonen’s symphonic poem Nyx (she’s the Greek personification of the night). Salonen says he aspired to convey Nyx’s elusive character; if you see shadows flickering around Verizon Hall, well, don’t say we didn’t warn you. To Norway and Edvard Grieg, whose Piano Concerto is one of the most popular works in the keyboard canon. Soloist Lars Vogt will scale its soul-stirring heights. We return to Finland for our finale from Jean Sibelius. Coming at a time of Russian oppression, his Second Symphony boosted his patriotic credentials. Today we can appreciate this wonderful work on its own terms, as simply great music.

 
2:00 PM

Denève Conducts Sibelius

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Lars Vogt - Piano
Salonen - Nyx
Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
INTERMISSION -
Sibelius - Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43

Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève brings his considerable flair to this musical buffet. We begin with Finnish composer Esa-Pekka Salonen’s symphonic poem Nyx (she’s the Greek personification of the night). Salonen says he aspired to convey Nyx’s elusive character; if you see shadows flickering around Verizon Hall, well, don’t say we didn’t warn you. To Norway and Edvard Grieg, whose Piano Concerto is one of the most popular works in the keyboard canon. Soloist Lars Vogt will scale its soul-stirring heights. We return to Finland for our finale from Jean Sibelius. Coming at a time of Russian oppression, his Second Symphony boosted his patriotic credentials. Today we can appreciate this wonderful work on its own terms, as simply great music.

 
11:30 AM

Carnival of the Animals

11:30 AM, Verizon Hall
Kensho Watanabe - Conductor
Emma Resmini - Flute
Christina & Michelle Naughton - Duo pianos
Charlotte Blake Alston - Narrator
Offenbach - Can-Can, from Orpheus in the Underworld
Martin - Ballade, for flute, piano, and strings
Saint-Saëns - Carnival of the Animals
Strauss - "Thunder and Lightning" Polka

How many animals can the instruments of an orchestra conjure? The answer is: at least 14! Lions and kangaroos, elephants and swans—young listeners will hear them all as the majestic Philadelphia Orchestra turns Verizon Hall into a sumptuous zoo for this detailed tour of Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals.

 
8:00 PM

Denève Conducts Sibelius

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Lars Vogt - Piano
Salonen - Nyx
Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
INTERMISSION -
Sibelius - Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43

Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève brings his considerable flair to this musical buffet. We begin with Finnish composer Esa-Pekka Salonen’s symphonic poem Nyx (she’s the Greek personification of the night). Salonen says he aspired to convey Nyx’s elusive character; if you see shadows flickering around Verizon Hall, well, don’t say we didn’t warn you. To Norway and Edvard Grieg, whose Piano Concerto is one of the most popular works in the keyboard canon. Soloist Lars Vogt will scale its soul-stirring heights. We return to Finland for our finale from Jean Sibelius. Coming at a time of Russian oppression, his Second Symphony boosted his patriotic credentials. Today we can appreciate this wonderful work on its own terms, as simply great music.

 
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11:00 AM

Community Sound All Around

11:00 AM, Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Richard Harlow - Cello
Hugh Sung - Piano

Explore the string family of instruments through sight and sound! Richard Harlow, one of The Philadelphia Orchestra's talented cellists, returns to act as a guide into the world of the string family in this special free community event. 
The concert will be 45 minutes long and is a great way to have fun with music. This special community performance is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

 
 
8:00 PM

Rachmaninoff Festival

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Haochen Zhang - Piano
Nikolai Lugansky - Piano
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40
INTERMISSION -
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

We honor the composer with perhaps the closest ties to The Philadelphia Orchestra, presenting all four of Rachmaninoff’s piano concertos, with two dynamic and contrasting soloists: the renowned Russian Nikolai Lugansky (Concertos 2 and 3) and the Chinese phenom and Curtis-trained Haochen Zhang (Concertos 1 and 4). For good measure, Lugansky will also solo in the gorgeous Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève also leads the Orchestra in the Symphonic Dances. In a perfect world you’ll hear all three concerts and all four concertos. Additional Rachmaninoff Festival events surrounding the concerts will be unveiled in 2017. Join us for these unforgettable nights and revel in the heavenly Philadelphia Sound!

 
8:00 PM

Rachmaninoff Festival

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Nikolai Lugansky - Piano
Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43, for piano and orchestra
INTERMISSION -
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

We honor the composer with perhaps the closest ties to The Philadelphia Orchestra, presenting all four of Rachmaninoff’s piano concertos, with two dynamic and contrasting soloists: the renowned Russian Nikolai Lugansky (Concertos 2 and 3) and the Chinese phenom and Curtis-trained Haochen Zhang (Concertos 1 and 4). For good measure, Lugansky will also solo in the gorgeous Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève also leads the Orchestra in the Symphonic Dances. In a perfect world you’ll hear all three concerts and all four concertos. Additional Rachmaninoff Festival events surrounding the concerts will be unveiled in 2017. Join us for these unforgettable nights and revel in the heavenly Philadelphia Sound!

 
8:00 PM

Rachmaninoff Festival

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Haochen Zhang - Piano
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 1
INTERMISSION -
Rachmaninoff - Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

We honor the composer with perhaps the closest ties to The Philadelphia Orchestra, presenting all four of Rachmaninoff’s piano concertos, with two dynamic and contrasting soloists: the renowned Russian Nikolai Lugansky (Concertos 2 and 3) and the Chinese phenom and Curtis-trained Haochen Zhang (Concertos 1 and 4). For good measure, Lugansky will also solo in the gorgeous Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève also leads the Orchestra in the Symphonic Dances. In a perfect world you’ll hear all three concerts and all four concertos. Additional Rachmaninoff Festival events surrounding the concerts will be unveiled in 2017. Join us for these unforgettable nights and revel in the heavenly Philadelphia Sound!

 
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