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The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

Mozart, Gluck, and Dances of the Blessed Spirits

Nov 06, 2016
Nov 07, 2016

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Mozart, Gluck, and Dances of the Blessed Spirits 


Sunday, November 6, 2016 | 2:30 PM
Monday, November 7, 2016 | 7:30 PM


Bassem Akiki, conducting
Ricardo Morales, clarinet
(principal clarinet for The Philadelphia Orchestra)


Gluck - Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orfeo ed Euridice 

Mozart  - Clarinet Concerto 

Respighi  - Ancient Airs and Dances

Arnold - Symphony for Strings

Bassem Akiki, one of the most outstanding young conductors working today, conducts the 2nd concert in the Chamber Orchestra’s series.  You’ll hear the delicate beauty of Mozart and the virtuosity of clarinetist, Ricardo Morales.  This amazing work is well balanced with two dance pieces; the Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice and Respighi’s incredible Ancient Airs and Dances.  The concert closes with Sir Malcolm Arnold’s Symphony for Strings.  Written after World War II, the work is reflective of the composer’s own experience of the war.  Both beautiful and gritty, the Symphony for Strings will provide a moving end to a strong performance.

Perelman Theater

Inside the Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102