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Cancelled: The Philadelphia Orchestra

Beethoven’s Missa solemnis
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Yannick Nézet-Séguin by Jan Regan Photography
Be uplifted by the unprecedented grandeur of sound and emotional intensity of Beethoven’s colossal Missa solemenis. Created for a religious service honoring his student and patron Prince Rudolf of Austria, it rises above traditional liturgical music. A dramatic opening sets the tone for ecstatic voices singing in the Gloria, ascends to magnificent heights with the Benedictus section’s ethereal violin solo, and culminates in a beautiful prayer for peace that celebrates both the Almighty and humanity.

Part of: The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin Perspectives


The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor
Jennifer Rowley, Soprano
Karen Cargill, Mezzo-Soprano
Rodrick Dixon, Tenor
Eric Owens, Bass-Baritone
Philadelphia Symphonic Choir
Joe Miller, Director


BEETHOVEN Missa solemnis

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The Annual Joan and Sanford I. Weill Tribute Concert

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.

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