BEETHOVEN｜Overture to “the Creatures of Prometheus”
BRAHMS｜Symphony No. 4
* Program is subject to change
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Founded in 1900, The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the preeminent orchestras in the world, renowned for its distinctive sound, desired for its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and admired for a legacy of imagination and innovation on and off the concert stage. The past seasons saw the extraordinary artistic leaders include Fritz Scheel, Carl Pohlig, Leopold Stokowski, Eugene Ormandy, Riccardo Muti, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Christoph Eschenbach and etc. Since the 2012-13 season, Yannick Nézet-Séguin has become the new music director of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Through concerts, tours, residencies, and recordings, the Orchestra is a global ambassador for Philadelphia and for the United States. In 1973 at the request of President Nixon, the Orchestra was the first American orchestra to perform in China.
MUSIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR | Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Yannick Nézet-Séguin is an inspired leader of The Philadelphia Orchestra, and served as the 8th music direcor of the Orchestra in 2012. His highly collaborative style, deeply rooted musical curiosity, and boundless enthusiasm, paired with a fresh approach to orchestral programming, have been heralded by critics and audiences alike. The New York Times has called him “phenomenal,” adding that under his baton, “the ensemble, famous for its glowing strings and homogenous richness, has never sounded better.” Yannick has established himself as a musical leader of the highest caliber and one of the most thrilling talents of his generation. He has been music director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic since 2008 and artistic director and principal conductor of Montreal’s Orchestre Métropolitain since 2000. He also continues to enjoy a close relationship with the London Philharmonic, of which he was principal guest conductor.