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Still clapping? Secure seats for the next three electrifying Philadelphia Orchestra concerts before they are all gone. 

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Shostakovich’s intense, politically charged Symphony No. 5 and Stravinsky’s Le sacre du printemps, which infamously caused riots in 1913 for its explosive, driving rhythms. In May, Sir Simon Rattle leads the orchestra in Beethoven’s evocative “Pastoral” Symphony and music from Berg’s Wozzeck in an evening of unpredictable theatricality you won’t want to miss.

Three-concert series starts at $105.


The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, January 17, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director
Leonidas Kavakos, Violin

Program

RAVEL La valse
SZYMANOWSKI Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 61
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, in his first year as music director, leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in Ravel’s La valse and Shostakovich’s intense, politically charged Symphony No. 5. Leonidas Kavakos, arguably “the most deeply satisfying violinist performing today” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), joins them for Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 2, infused with euphoric sounds from the composer’s native Poland.

Listen

Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47, 2. Allegretto (Scherzo)


Philadelphia Orchestra | Eugene Ormandy, Conductor
Sony Classical

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, February 22, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano

Program

GABRIELA LENA FRANK Concertino Cusqueño (NY Premiere)
RAVEL Piano Concerto in G Major
STRAVINSKY Le sacre du printemps

Encore:STRAVINSKY "Pastorale"
Renowned for his interpretations of Ravel's music, Jean-Yves Thibaudet joins The Philadelphia Orchestra for the composer’s jazzy Piano Concerto in G Major. The evening also features Stravinsky’s Le sacre du printemps, which infamously caused riots in 1913 for its explosive, driving rhythms; today, it is one of Stravinsky’s most celebrated and frequently performed works, its influence heard in everything from modern classical works to film soundtracks.

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

Listen

Ravel's Piano Concerto in G Major (Presto)


Montreal Symphony Orchestra | Charles Dutoit, Conductor | Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano
Decca

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, May 17, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Barbara Hannigan, Soprano

Program

WEBERN Passacaglia, Op. 1
BERG Three Fragments from Wozzeck
LIGETI Mysteries of the Macabre
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral"
When Sir Simon Rattle and Barbara Hannigan get together to perform Ligeti’s Mysteries of the Macabre, you never know what will happen. In 2010, Hannigan shoved Mr. Rattle out of the way and conducted the orchestra herself, part of a performance that perfectly “conveyed Ligeti’s parody of a secret-police chief with scalpel-edge sharpness” (The New York Times). Also featuring Beethoven’s evocative “Pastoral” Symphony and music from Berg’s Wozzeck, it’s an evening of unpredictable theatricality you won’t want to miss.

Listen

Berg's Wozzeck 


The Philadelphia Orchestra | Eugene Ormandy, Conductor
Boston Records