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The Philadelphia Orchestra

Week 2: Bruch and Mendelssohn

Thursday
Jan 18, 2018
Saturday
Jan 20, 2018
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Overview

Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Juliette Kang - Violin

Program
Maxwell Davies - An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise
Bruch - Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46
INTERMISSION
Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 ("Scottish")

Hear! Hear the pipes are calling! These are the first Philadelphia Orchestra performances of Peter Maxwell Davies's sprightly composition, inspired by the high-spirited Orkney Islands wedding of friends and featuring, yes, a bagpipe solo. First Associate Concertmaster Juliette Kang is the violin soloist for Bruch's fantasia of traditional folk songs from the Highlands and beyond. Mendelssohn took a walking tour of Scotland as a young man and returned home with the first strains of his “Scottish” Symphony—one of his most cherished works.

Verizon Hall

Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102