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The Philadelphia Orchestra

Bach and Bruckner

Thursday
Nov 09, 2017
Saturday
Nov 11, 2017
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Overview

Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
David Kim - Violin

Program
Bach - Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV 1042
INTERMISSION
Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 in C minor (1890 revised version)

Bruckner, says Yannick, is the only composer he feels as if he had conducted in a previous life. You'll understand why he’s sealed his international reputation as a true Brucknerian when he leads the Orchestra in this epic symphony, the last the composer completed. It's "the summit of his art," says Yannick, with a final coda that conjures "all the bells of the world ringing at the same time." A smaller ensemble and the "lovely turns" (New York Times) of concertmaster David Kim open the program with Bach's airy and melodic Violin Concerto No. 2, an intimate contrast to Bruckner's intricate masterpiece.

Verizon Hall

Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102