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The Philadelphia Orchestra

Friday, April 3, 2020 8 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin by Jessica Griffin
Enjoy a unique opportunity to hear Beethoven’s development as a symphonic composer in one evening with his first and last symphonies. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 respects the traditions of his teacher Haydn, but surges with propulsive energy and intrigues with novel harmonies. The choral finale of Beethoven’s Ninth is revolutionary—it’s the first symphony to use voices—but its preceding movements also break new ground with their vast breadth and tremendous emotional power.

Part of: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and Beethoven Celebration


The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor
Angel Blue, Soprano
Mihoko Fujimura, Mezzo-Soprano
Rolando Villazón, Tenor
Quinn Kelsey, Baritone
Westminster Symphonic Choir
Joe Miller, Director



Symphony No. 1

Symphony No. 9

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.

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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