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8:00 PM

Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Fabio Luisi - Conductor
Lise de la Salle - Piano
Weber - Overture to Oberon
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
NON-ORCHESTRA WORK (SOLO) - Sergei Rachmaninoff / Étude-tableau in C minor, Op. 39, No. 1
INTERMISSION -
Franck - Symphony in D minor

The distinguished pianist André Watts regrets that he must withdraw from his upcoming concerts with The Philadelphia Orchestra because he is not yet sufficiently recovered from prostate cancer treatments. Instead, Lise de la Salle, one of today's most exciting young keyboard artists, will perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4, the originally scheduled work.
In advising The Philadelphia Orchestra of his inability to perform this week, Mr. Watts expressed his sincere regret to the Orchestra and its audiences, saying, “Philadelphia is such a special place to me, and I deeply regret not being well enough to celebrate my 60th anniversary with them.” The Philadelphia Orchestra is deeply grateful that Lise de la Salle has agreed to perform in place of Mr. Watts this week. All of us at The Philadelphia Orchestra join in wishing him a full and swift recovery, with best musical wishes for the future!

 
2:00 PM

Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Fabio Luisi - Conductor
Lise de la Salle - Piano
Weber - Overture to Oberon
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
INTERMISSION -
Franck - Symphony in D minor

The distinguished pianist André Watts regrets that he must withdraw from his upcoming concerts with The Philadelphia Orchestra because he is not yet sufficiently recovered from prostate cancer treatments. Instead, Lise de la Salle, one of today's most exciting young keyboard artists, will perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4, the originally scheduled work.
In advising The Philadelphia Orchestra of his inability to perform this week, Mr. Watts expressed his sincere regret to the Orchestra and its audiences, saying, “Philadelphia is such a special place to me, and I deeply regret not being well enough to celebrate my 60th anniversary with them.” The Philadelphia Orchestra is deeply grateful that Lise de la Salle has agreed to perform in place of Mr. Watts this week. All of us at The Philadelphia Orchestra join in wishing him a full and swift recovery, with best musical wishes for the future!

 
11:30 AM

Who Stole the Mona Lisa?

11:30 AM, Verizon Hall
Aram Demirjian - Conductor
Glinka - Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila
Debussy - Ballet, from Petite Suite
Respighi - Preludio (after Bernardo Pasquini, 1637-1710), from The Birds
Stravinsky - Polka and Galop, from Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra
Stravinsky - Suite from The Firebird (1919 version)
Tchaikovsky - Polonaise, from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24

In 1911 the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre in Paris and the painter Picasso was accused of the crime. With Stravinsky’s magical Suite from The Firebird as the soundtrack, this mystery comes to life through a cast of zany characters in Micah Chambers-Goldberg’s 20-minute animated film, commissioned by Astral Artists in 2011.

 
8:00 PM

André Watts’s 60-Year Legacy

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Fabio Luisi - Conductor
Lise de la Salle - Piano
Weber - Overture to Oberon
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
NON-ORCHESTRA WORK (SOLO) - Sergei Rachmaninoff / Étude-tableau in C minor, Op. 39, No. 1
INTERMISSION -
Franck - Symphony in D minor

The distinguished pianist André Watts regrets that he must withdraw from his upcoming concerts with The Philadelphia Orchestra because he is not yet sufficiently recovered from prostate cancer treatments. Instead, Lise de la Salle, one of today's most exciting young keyboard artists, will perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4, the originally scheduled work.
In advising The Philadelphia Orchestra of his inability to perform this week, Mr. Watts expressed his sincere regret to the Orchestra and its audiences, saying, “Philadelphia is such a special place to me, and I deeply regret not being well enough to celebrate my 60th anniversary with them.” The Philadelphia Orchestra is deeply grateful that Lise de la Salle has agreed to perform in place of Mr. Watts this week. All of us at The Philadelphia Orchestra join in wishing him a full and swift recovery, with best musical wishes for the future!

 
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8:00 PM

West Palm Beach

8:00 PM, Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, FL
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Denis Kozhukhin - Piano
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 3
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5

Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève takes the Orchestra and guest pianist Denis Kozhukhin to Florida for three concerts in February.
 
2:00 PM

West Palm Beach

2:00 PM, Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, FL
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Ravel - Le Tombeau de Couperin
Debussy - La Mer
Beethoven - Symphony No. 7

Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève takes the Orchestra and guest pianist Denis Kozhukhin to Florida for three concerts in February.
 
8:00 PM

Sarasota

8:00 PM, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, FL
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Denis Kozhukhin - Piano
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 3
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5

Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève takes the Orchestra and guest pianist Denis Kozhukhin to Florida for three concerts in February.
 
 
 
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8:30 PM

Valentine's Day Concert

8:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Cristian Macelaru - Conductor
Talise Trevigne - Soprano
Musa Ngqungwana - Bass-baritone
Gershwin - Overture to Girl Crazy
Gershwin - Lullaby, for strings
Gershwin - Introduction from Porgy and Bess
Gershwin - "Summertime," from Porgy and Bess
Gershwin - "I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'," from Porgy and Bess
Gershwin - "My Man's Gone Now," from Porgy and Bess
Gershwin - "Bess, You Is My Woman Now," from Porgy and Bess
Gershwin - "I Loves You, Porgy," from Porgy and Bess
Gershwin - Promenade (Walking the Dog)
Gershwin - Gershwin in Hollywood
Gershwin - An American in Paris

Treat your date to an unforgettable Valentine's with The Philadelphia Orchestra. On this February 14 we honor cupid and St. Valentine with music that whispers and sighs, sings and soars, and, above all, exalts the magic of love. Philadelphia favorite Cristian Macelaru leads this romantic all-Gershwin concert, perfect for anyone. The program includes his lush Lullaby for Strings, “My Man's Gone Now” from Porgy and Bess, and closes with the unforgettable An American in Paris. 

 
 
 
2:00 PM

Brahms: Symphony No. 3

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Herbert Blomstedt - Conductor
Garrick Ohlsson - Piano
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K. 503
INTERMISSION -
Brahms - Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90

The legendary Herbert Blomstedt turns 90 this season, returning to our podium to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his Philadelphia Orchestra debut. Continuing this season’s cycle of Brahms symphonies, he leads Brahms’s lush Third Symphony, hailed by a critic of the composer’s time as “a feast for the music lover and musician … artistically the most perfect.” The feuding partisans of Wagner and Brahms nearly came to blows at the premiere, but the work survived its boisterous birth, and is now a cornerstone of the great Germanic symphonic repertoire. The main theme of the third movement is Brahms at his brooding, moving best. Blomstedt is joined by another great friend of the Orchestra, the brilliant pianist Garrick Ohlsson. They’ll collaborate on Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25. It’s among the Austrian master’s finest creations, the great piano concertos he wrote in Vienna in the 1780s.

 
8:00 PM

Brahms: Symphony No. 3

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Herbert Blomstedt - Conductor
Garrick Ohlsson - Piano
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K. 503
INTERMISSION -
Brahms - Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90

The legendary Herbert Blomstedt turns 90 this season, returning to our podium to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his Philadelphia Orchestra debut. Continuing this season’s cycle of Brahms symphonies, he leads Brahms’s lush Third Symphony, hailed by a critic of the composer’s time as “a feast for the music lover and musician … artistically the most perfect.” The feuding partisans of Wagner and Brahms nearly came to blows at the premiere, but the work survived its boisterous birth, and is now a cornerstone of the great Germanic symphonic repertoire. The main theme of the third movement is Brahms at his brooding, moving best. Blomstedt is joined by another great friend of the Orchestra, the brilliant pianist Garrick Ohlsson. They’ll collaborate on Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25. It’s among the Austrian master’s finest creations, the great piano concertos he wrote in Vienna in the 1780s.

 
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2:00 PM

Brahms: Symphony No. 3

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Herbert Blomstedt - Conductor
Garrick Ohlsson - Piano
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K. 503
INTERMISSION -
Brahms - Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90

The legendary Herbert Blomstedt turns 90 this season, returning to our podium to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his Philadelphia Orchestra debut. Continuing this season’s cycle of Brahms symphonies, he leads Brahms’s lush Third Symphony, hailed by a critic of the composer’s time as “a feast for the music lover and musician … artistically the most perfect.” The feuding partisans of Wagner and Brahms nearly came to blows at the premiere, but the work survived its boisterous birth, and is now a cornerstone of the great Germanic symphonic repertoire. The main theme of the third movement is Brahms at his brooding, moving best. Blomstedt is joined by another great friend of the Orchestra, the brilliant pianist Garrick Ohlsson. They’ll collaborate on Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25. It’s among the Austrian master’s finest creations, the great piano concertos he wrote in Vienna in the 1780s.

 
 
 
 
8:00 PM

Brahms: Symphony No. 4

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Peter Richard Conte - Organ
Vanessa Vasquez - Soprano
Chrystal E. Williams - Mezzo-soprano
Jonas Hacker - Tenor
André Courville - Bass-baritone
Brahms - Selections from Eleven Chorale Preludes, Op. 122
Bach - Cantata No. 150, "Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich," BWV 150
INTERMISSION -
Brahms - Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

Yannick has spoken often of his great passion for Brahms, possibly his favorite composer. The culmination of this season’s symphonic cycle features selections from his final musical work, the Eleven Choral Preludes, as well as his last symphony and the Bach cantata that inspired it. The Choral Preludes, originally written for organ, are a natural companion to Bach, the master of sacred organ and choral music, who is represented here by his Cantata No. 150. And in an homage across time, Brahms based the final movement of his majestic Fourth Symphony on the final movement of the same Bach Cantata. Hear the Choral Preludes in beautiful new transcriptions by Detlev Glanert alongside the original organ works in this varied presentation featuring the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ. Marvelous works on their own; even better in context with each other; sublime with Yannick and the Philadelphians!

 
2:00 PM

Brahms: Symphony No. 4

2:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Peter Richard Conte - Organ
Vanessa Vasquez - Soprano
Chrystal E. Williams - Mezzo-soprano
Jonas Hacker - Tenor
André Courville - Bass-baritone
Brahms - Selections from Eleven Chorale Preludes, Op. 122
Bach - Cantata No. 150, "Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich," BWV 150
INTERMISSION -
Brahms - Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

Yannick has spoken often of his great passion for Brahms, possibly his favorite composer. The culmination of this season’s symphonic cycle features selections from his final musical work, the Eleven Choral Preludes, as well as his last symphony and the Bach cantata that inspired it. The Choral Preludes, originally written for organ, are a natural companion to Bach, the master of sacred organ and choral music, who is represented here by his Cantata No. 150. And in an homage across time, Brahms based the final movement of his majestic Fourth Symphony on the final movement of the same Bach Cantata. Hear the Choral Preludes in beautiful new transcriptions by Detlev Glanert alongside the original organ works in this varied presentation featuring the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ. Marvelous works on their own; even better in context with each other; sublime with Yannick and the Philadelphians!

 
1:30 PM

And Their Voices Cry Freedom

1:30 PM, African American Museum in Philadelphia and 3 PM at National Museum of American Jewish History

A Musical Museum Crawl! Experience the convergence of art forms as community partners join together to explore the lives of two heroic women, Anne Frank and Fannie Lou Hamer. Hannibal Lokumbe—jazz trumpeter, community activist, and Philadelphia Orchestra Music Alive Composer-in-Residence—and Philadelphia Orchestra musicians present two string quartets highlighting the power of the voice, both written and vocal, in resisting oppression and crying for freedom.

Audiences are invited to attend both back-to-back performances. 1:30PM at the African American Museum in Philadelphia and 3 PM at the National Museum of American Jewish History.

This event is made possible thanks to Carole Haas Gravagno and Music Alive, a national residency program of the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA. This national program is designed to provide orchestras with resources and tools to support their work with composers and new music, capitalizing on the power of composers and their creativity to build new paths for orchestras to heighten their relevancy and deepen their relationships with their communities. Major funding for Music Alive comes from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The ASCAP Foundation Bart Howard Fund, the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tickets are free and encouraged. Reserve your tickets here.

 
8:00 PM

Brahms: Symphony No. 4

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Peter Richard Conte - Organ
Vanessa Vasquez - Soprano
Chrystal E. Williams - Mezzo-soprano
Jonas Hacker - Tenor
André Courville - Bass-baritone
Brahms - Selections from Eleven Chorale Preludes, Op. 122
Bach - Cantata No. 150, "Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich," BWV 150
INTERMISSION -
Brahms - Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

Yannick has spoken often of his great passion for Brahms, possibly his favorite composer. The culmination of this season’s symphonic cycle features selections from his final musical work, the Eleven Choral Preludes, as well as his last symphony and the Bach cantata that inspired it. The Choral Preludes, originally written for organ, are a natural companion to Bach, the master of sacred organ and choral music, who is represented here by his Cantata No. 150. And in an homage across time, Brahms based the final movement of his majestic Fourth Symphony on the final movement of the same Bach Cantata. Hear the Choral Preludes in beautiful new transcriptions by Detlev Glanert alongside the original organ works in this varied presentation featuring the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ. Marvelous works on their own; even better in context with each other; sublime with Yannick and the Philadelphians!

 
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6:30 PM

FREE PopUP Concert

6:30 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Harmony Zhu - Piano
Berlioz - Le Corsaire Overture
Beethoven - First movement from Piano Concerto No. 1
Gershwin - An American in Paris

Surprise! Join us for a Free PopUP Concert on Tuesday, February 28, at 6:30 PM at the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall. Tickets will be made available on our website beginning at noon on Monday, February 27. Seating will be general admission and is first-come, first-served.

 
 
 
 
 

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