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CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Friday, March 20, 2020 8 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin by Jan Regan Photography
Hear the fascinating ways Beethoven inherited the symphony of his predecessors and transformed it for all time. His Symphony No. 2 looks back to Haydn and Mozart, but Beethoven infused it with dashes of rowdy humor and a Romantic sensibility—particularly the poetic slow movement—that are among his hallmarks. With the slashing opening chords of the "Eroica," Beethoven forever changed the symphony by introducing newfound depths of emotion, colossal power, and sheer scale.

Part of: Orchestral Masterworks, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and Beethoven Celebration

The Philadelphia Orchestra is also performing October 15, March 13, March 26, and April 3.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin is also performing October 15, November 22, December 15, March 13, March 26, April 3, June 12, and June 16.

Performers

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

Program

ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM

Symphony No. 2

Symphony No. 3, "Eroica"

Pre-Concert Talk

Pre-concert talk at 7 PM with Ara Guzelimian, Provost and Dean, The Juilliard School.

In honor of the centenary of his birth, Carnegie Hall’s 2019–2020 season is dedicated to the memory of Isaac Stern in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to Carnegie Hall, arts advocacy, and the field of music.

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