Yannick Nézet-Séguin Leads The Philadelphia Orchestra In Three Carnegie Hall Concerts This Season

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Leads The Philadelphia Orchestra In Three Carnegie Hall Concerts This Season

The Philadelphia Orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage for three concerts this season under the leadership of Music Director and Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who is currently celebrating the 10th anniversary of his debut with the Orchestra. The first program, on Tuesday, November 13 at 8:00 p.m., also highlights Mr. Nézet-Séguin's role as music director of The Metropolitan Opera with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato joining the musicians for a performance of Chausson's Poème de l'amour et de la mer. The program also features the New York premiere of Anthology of Fantastic Zoology by Mason Bates, as well as works by Wagner and Respighi.

The Orchestra returns with Mr. Nézet-Séguin in the spring for the New York premiere of Nico Muhly's Liar, Suite from Marnie on Friday, March 8 at 8:00 p.m. Jan Lisiecki also joins the Orchestra for a performance of Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25, and the concert concludes with Schubert's "Great" Symphony.

For their final Carnegie Hall concert of the season, Mr. Nézet-Séguin leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in works by Russian composers on Friday, June 7 at 8:00 p.m. Beatrice Rana-who makes her New York recital debut in Zankel Hall on March 12, 2019-joins the Orchestra on stage for a performance of Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26 in between the Carnegie Hall Premiere of Stravinsky's Funeral Song, Op. 5-a piece that was rediscovered in 2015, over a century after its one and only performance in 1909-and Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 1 in N*E*R*D Minor, Op. 13.

About the Artists
Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, holder of the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Chair, is an inspired leader of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Widely recognized for his musicianship, dedication, and charisma, he has established himself as a musical leader of the highest caliber and one of the most thrilling talents of his generation. His intensely collaborative style, deeply rooted musical curiosity, and boundless enthusiasm, paired with a fresh approach to orchestral programming, have been heralded by critics and audiences alike. The New York Times has called him "phenomenal," adding that under his baton, "the ensemble, famous for its glowing strings and homogenous richness, has never sounded better."

Since assuming this post in 2012, Mr. Nézet-Séguin has taken The Philadelphia Orchestra to new musical heights in performances at home in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts; at the Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; in Philadelphia neighborhoods; and around the world. His concerts of diverse repertoire attract sold-out houses, and he continues to make connections within Philadelphia's rich arts community, showing his commitment to engaging music lovers of all ages across the region. In his seventh season as music director, he launches exciting artistic initiatives, including the culmination of a multi-year celebration of the centenary of Leonard Bernstein's birth with a symphonically staged production of Candide; Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, featuring the athletic and inventive choreography of Philadelphia-based Brian Sanders; and the world premiere of Hannibal's community commission Healing Tones.

Alongside his position with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Mr. Nézet-Séguin became the third music director in the history of the Metropolitan Opera at the start of the 2018-2019 season. He is also music director of the Orchestre Métropolitain of Montreal since 2000; honorary director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic, which he led from 2008 to 2018; and an Honorary Member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the preeminent orchestras in the world, renowned for its distinctive sound and admired for a legacy of imagination and innovation on and off the concert stage. The Orchestra is inspiring the future and transforming its rich tradition of achievement, sustaining the highest level of artistic quality, but also challenging-and exceeding-that level, by creating powerful musical experiences for audiences at home and around the world.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin is now in his seventh season as the eighth artistic leader of The Philadelphia Orchestra. He joins a remarkable list that cover's the Orchestra's 118 seasons: music directors Fritz Scheel, Carl Pohlig, Leopold Stokowski, Eugene Ormandy, Riccardo Muti, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Christoph Eschenbach, and Charles Dutoit, who served as chief conductor from 2008 to 2012. Under such superb guidance The Philadelphia Orchestra has served as an unwavering standard of excellence in the world of classical music-and it continues to do so today.

As part of its commitment to bringing classical music to audiences wherever they may be, the Orchestra returned to recording under Mr. Nézet-Séguin's leadership with a CD on the prestigious Deutsche Grammophon label of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring and Leopold Stokowski transcriptions of works by Bach and Stravinsky. A second disc, featuring Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with pianist Daniil Trifonov, was released in August 2015, and their third disc, Bernstein's "Mass," was released in March 2018. The next disc in a series of the complete Rachmaninoff piano concertos with Daniil Trifonov, the Second and Fourth, is slated for release in October 2018. These continue the Orchestra's remarkable history in this area, having made its first recording in 1917 and having amassed an enormous discography in the intervening years. The Orchestra also currently makes live recordings available on popular digital music services such as iTunes and Amazon, among others. Beginning in Mr. Nézet-Séguin's inaugural season the Orchestra has also returned to the radio airwaves, with weekly Sunday afternoon broadcasts on WRTI-FM. And, in 2017, the Orchestra launched a national radio series on SiriusXM, making it the only American orchestra to provide exclusive content to SiriusXM on a regular basis.

Program Information
Tuesday, November 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor
Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-Soprano

RICHARD WAGNER Prelude to Lohengrin
MASON BATES Anthology of Fantastic Zoology (NY Premiere)
ERNEST CHAUSSON Poème de l'amour et de la mer

Friday, March 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor
Jan Lisiecki, Piano

NICO MUHLY Liar, Suite from Marnie (NY Premiere)
FELIX MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25
FRANZ SCHUBERT Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944, "Great"

Friday, June 7 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor
Beatrice Rana, Piano

IGOR STRAVINSKY Funeral Song, Op. 5
SERGEI PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 1 in N*E*R*D Minor, Op. 13

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Ticket Information
Tickets, priced $44-$145, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

For Carnegie Hall Corporation presentations taking place in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, a limited number of seats, priced at $10, will be available day-of-concert beginning at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon on Sunday until one hour before the performance or until supply lasts. The exceptions are Carnegie Hall Family Concerts and gala events. These $10 tickets are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only. There is a two-ticket limit per customer.

In addition, for all Carnegie Hall presentations in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage a limited number of partial view (seats with obstructed or limited sight lines or restricted leg room) will be sold for 50% of the full price. For more information on this and other discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts. Artists, programs, and prices are subject to change.

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