Carnegie Hall Presents

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Yannick Nézet-Séguin brings his storied ensemble to Carnegie Hall to capture some of the most emotionally charged moments found in the orchestral repertoire, including the visceral punch of Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony, the self-destructive obsession of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, and the chilling transfiguration of Strauss’s Metamorphosen. The orchestra is also joined by virtuosic soloists Hélène Grimaud, Truls Mørk, and Lisa Batiashvili to perform stirring concertos by Brahms, Shostakovich, and Bartók, respectively.

The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, December 6, 2013 | 7:30 PM

Performers

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor
Hélène Grimaud, Piano

Program

BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique
Renowned for its distinctive sound, The Philadelphia Orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas to perform Berlioz’s hallucinatory Symphonie fantastique and Brahms's First Piano Concerto with energetic pianist Hélène Grimaud. Hear why The New York Times has proclaimed that “on any given night this storied institution will probably prove anew that it remains one of the country’s premier ensembles.”

Please note that conductor Michael Tilson Thomas replaces Yannick Nézet-Séguin for this performance. Mr. Nézet-Séguin has cancelled his appearance due to illness. Ticketholders with any questions should contact CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

Listen

Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique ("Un bal")

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Rotterdam Symphony Orchestra | Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor
BIS

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, February 21, 2014 | 8 PM

Performers

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor
Johannes Moser, Cello

Program

R. STRAUSS Metamorphosen
SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No. 1
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, "Eroica"
The intrepid Philadelphia Orchestra, under the direction of its fearless Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, returns to Carnegie Hall with a program of some of the most profoundly emotional meditations found in the orchestral repertoire. The performance includes Beethoven’s deeply felt “Eroica” Symphony, whose funeral march has rhythmic patterns echoed in Strauss’s post-war lament Metamorphosen. Also on the program is Shostakovich’s playfully dark and virtuosic Cello Concerto No. 1 with Johannes Moser.

Please note that cellist Truls Mørk has withdrawn from this performance due to an injury to his shoulder as a result of a skiing accident.

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Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, "Eroica" (Allegro con brio)

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The Philadelphia Orchesta | Riccardo Muti, Conductor
Seraphim Classics

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, May 2, 2014 | 8 PM

Performers

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor
Lisa Batiashvili, Violin

Program

BARBER Adagio for Strings
BARTÓK Violin Concerto No. 1
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 9
Violinist Lisa Batiashvili, “a vital and magnetic live performer [with] enormous promise and the inquiring mind with which to fulfill it” (The Guardian), joins Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra for a performance of Bartók’s lighthearted and lyrical First Violin Concerto, written while he was under the spell of his unrequited love for violinist Stefi Geyer. Also on the program is Bruckner’s majestic, unfinished Ninth Symphony.

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Bruckner's Symphony No. 9 (Scherzo: Bewegt, lebhaft)

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Grand Montreal Metropolitan Orchestra | Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor
ATMA Classique