Performance Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | 8 PM

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Psalms soar heavenward on waves of irrepressible rhythm, and a keyboard masterpiece is painted in kaleidoscopic new colors. Commissioned by the Dean of England’s Chichester Cathedral, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms has the rhythmic zest of West Side Story, scored for treble voice, chorus, and an orchestra that features brass, two harps, strings, and percussion. Ravel’s orchestration of Mussorgsky’s piano suite Pictures at an Exhibition thrills from its opening Promenade to the famous “Great Gate of Kiev.”


  • The Philadelphia Orchestra
    Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor
  • Westminster Symphonic Choir
  • Community Voices of Philadelphia
    Joe Miller, Conductor


  • BERNSTEIN Chichester Psalms
  • TOD MACHOVER New Work for Chorus and Orchestra (NY Premiere)
  • MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel)


MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel), (I. Promenade)
Philadelphia Orchestra | Eugene Ormandy, Conductor

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This concert is made possible, in part, by an endowment fund for choral music established by S. Donald Sussman in memory of Judith Arron and Robert Shaw.
This performance is part of The Philadelphia Orchestra.