Performance Thursday, May 14, 2015 | 8 PM

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
The Philadelphia Orchestra’s long personal connection with Rachmaninoff includes the premiere of his Third Symphony, music of soulful melody and percussive rhythms. Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto has its roots in the Classical era and its heart in the Romantic. The first movement storms, the finale dances, and the central Largo’s quintessentially Romantic solo writing is sublime. Of soloist Emanuel Ax, The Guardian said his playing is “always marvelously articulate and totally unfussy.”

The contemporary work on this program is part of My Time, My Music.


  • The Philadelphia Orchestra
    Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor
  • Emanuel Ax, Piano


  • NICO MUHLY Mixed Messages (NY Premiere)
  • BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3
  • RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 3

Event Duration

The printed program will last approximately two hours, including one 20-minute intermission.


Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 3 (Allegro - Allegro vivace)
The Philadelphia Orchestra | Eugene Ormandy, Conductor
Classical Records

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This performance is part of Beethoven and Brahms, and The Philadelphia Orchestra.

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