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The Philadelphia Orchestra

Organ Celebration

Thursday
Nov 17, 2016
Saturday
Nov 19, 2016
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Organ Celebration

Thursday, November 17 8:00 PM
Friday, November 18 2:00 PM
Saturday, November 19 8:00 PM 

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Paul Jacobs Organ

Respighi The Fountains of Rome
Rouse Organ Concerto
Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 ("Organ") 

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Christopher Rouse summons breathtaking texture, color, and volume—much like Verizon Hall’s 7,000-pipe Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ. In celebration of the magnificent instrument’s 10th anniversary, Rouse has been commissioned to write a new concerto for the King of Instruments. Grammy Award-winning organist Paul Jacobs returns as Yannick leads the Philadelphians in this world premiere. Respighi’s tribute to Rome opens these concerts with gusto.

Verizon Hall