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CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

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

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The Philadelphia Orchestra is also performing October 15, March 13, March 20, and March 26.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin is also performing October 15, November 22, December 15, March 13, March 20, March 26, June 12, and June 16.

Performers

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

Program

ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM

Symphony No. 1

Symphony No. 9

Pre-Concert Talk

Pre-concert talk at 7 PM with Harvey Sachs, author of The Ninth: Beethoven and the World in 1824 and Toscanini: Musician of Conscience.

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.

Lead support for the Beethoven Celebration is provided by The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund.

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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