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CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Friday, March 8, 2019 8 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin by Jan Regan Photography, Jan Lisiecki by Holger Hage
Music from the tragically short lives of two great Romantic composers is featured. Mendelssohn’s concerto, composed when he was 22 years old, is filled with youthful high spirits, thrills with its bravura solo part, and sings with beautiful melody. Schubert’s “Great” Symphony, his last orchestral work, is colossal and imbued with flowing lyricism, propulsive energy, and tremendous emotion. Regrettably, Schubert never lived to hear the work, which anticipates the epic symphonies of Bruckner, Mahler, and beyond.

The Philadelphia Orchestra is also performing November 13 and June 7.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin is also performing November 13, June 3June 7, and June 14.

Performers

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor
Jan Lisiecki, Piano

Program

NICO MUHLY Liar, Suite from Marnie (NY Premiere)
MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No. 1
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 9, "Great"

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Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, “Great” 

Schubert’s “Great” Symphony was nearly lost to the ages, but Schumann saved the day when he discovered the score while examining manuscripts preserved by Schubert’s brother following the composer’s death. The symphony is a colossal structure built on a foundation of flowing melodies, progressive harmonies, and tremendous emotion. Schumann praised its “heavenly length” and considered it the first Romantic symphony. Schumann was prescient, since the work paved the
way for the epic symphonies of Bruckner, Mahler, and beyond.

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