The Philadelphia Orchestra performing in Verizon Hall with a choir The Philadelphia Orchestra performing in Verizon Hall with a choir The Philadelphia Orchestra performing in Verizon Hall with a choir

New Year’s Celebration

Friday
Dec 31, 2021, 7:00 PM
Sunday
Jan 02, 2022, 2:00 PM

Performance Details

Verizon Hall

Xian Zhang Conductor
Golda Schultz Soprano
Emily D'Angelo Mezzo-soprano
Rolando Villazón Tenor
Ryan Speedo Green Bass-baritone
Philadelphia Symphonic Choir
Joe Miller Director

Frank Pachamama Meets an Ode (world premiere—Philadelphia Orchestra commission)
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (“Choral”)

Join us for a “joyful” welcome to 2022 as conductor Xian Zhang and the Orchestra ring in the New Year with Beethoven’s iconic Ninth Symphony. Composer-in-Residence Gabriela Lena Frank draws inspiration from Beethoven and her Peruvian culture in Pachamama Meets an Ode, challenging us to look at gifts from the past with new and searching eyes.

 

Please note: This performance originally included Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin as conductor. Following a busy fall that marked The Philadelphia Orchestra’s highly anticipated return to live concerts with audiences, Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin has withdrawn from the Orchestra’s December 31, 2021, and January 2, 2022, concerts. Conductor Xian Zhang has graciously agreed to lead both concerts.

Verizon Hall

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