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The Philadelphia Orchestra

Pat Metheny and the American Beat

Mar 30, 2017
Apr 01, 2017

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Pat Metheny and the American Beat

Thursday, March 30 8:00 PM
Friday, March 31 2:00 PM
Saturday, April 1 8:00 PM 

Bramwell Tovey Conductor
Christopher Deviney Vibraphone
She-e Wu Marimba 

Bernstein Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs
Metheny Duo Concerto for Vibraphone and Marimba (world premier)
Dvorák Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World") 

Principal Percussion Christopher Deviney calls 20-time Grammy winner Pat Metheny and his composing partner Lyle Mays the “most important duo to come along since George and Ira Gershwin.” Deviney has orchestrated three Metheny jazz tunes into an all-new percussion concerto starring She-e Wu on marimba and himself on vibraphone. “To have a solo is a dream come true but to then premiere it with The Philadelphia Orchestra—my own orchestra—is beyond what I ever thought would happen,” he says. Audience favorite conductor Bramwell Tovey brings his impresario’s touch to a clever program that combines the world premiere with Dvořák’s lofty final symphony—“From the New World” indeed, as it was written in New York City—and Bernstein’s jazz-infused Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs, a jazz-hall style work for clarinet and orchestra premiered by Benny Goodman.

Verizon Hall