Performance Tuesday, March 13, 2018 | 8 PM

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Ethereal and dramatic, Michel Van der Aa’s concerto was specifically written for Janine Jansen, a violinist who meets the many challenges of this stunning music. Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2—a Philadelphia Orchestra specialty—has its own dramatic effects in the final movement, where the composer uncannily captures the sound of cascading Russian church bells. Its heart and soul, however, is the breathtaking third-movement Adagio that spins out a stream of beautiful melodies.


  • The Philadelphia Orchestra
    Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor
  • Janine Jansen, Violin


  • MICHEL VAN DER AA Violin Concerto (NY Premiere)
  • RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2


Pre-concert talk starts at 7:00 PM in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with Simon Morrison, Professor of Music, Princeton University.


MICHEL VAN DER AA Violin Concerto (III)
Janine Jansen, Violin | Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra


Perspectives: Janine Jansen
This performance is part of The Philadelphia Orchestra, and Russian Symphonies.

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