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The Philadelphia Orchestra

Sorcerers, Spells, and Magic

Thursday
Feb 13, 2020
Saturday
Feb 15, 2020
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Overview

Stéphane Denève Conductor
Isabel Leonard Mezzo-soprano (The Child)
Anna Christy Soprano (The Fire, The Nightingale, The Princess)
Meigui Zhang Soprano (The Bergère, The Bat, The Screech-owl, A Country Lass)
Valentina Pluzhnikova Mezzo-soprano (The White Cat, The Squirrel, A Herdsman)
Sara Couden Contralto (Mama, The Chinese Cup, The Dragonfly)
Mathias Vidal Tenor (The Teapot, The Little Old Man, The Tree Frog)
John Moore Baritone (The Comtoise Clock, The Black Cat)
Yunpeng Wang Baritone (The Armchair, A Tree)
Westminster Symphonic Choir
Joe Miller Director
Philadelphia Boys Choir
Jeffrey R. Smith Artistic Director
Omer Ben Seadia Stage Director

PROGRAM
Mozart Overture to The Magic Flute
Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Williams Selections from Harry Potter
INTERMISSION
Ravel L'Enfant et les sortilèges

The Philadelphia Orchestra celebrates Valentine's weekend with spellbinding music, beginning with Mozart's bewitching The Magic Flute. Magic takes a darker turn in The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Dukas's symphonic poem immortalized by Mickey Mouse battling demonic brooms in Fantasia. Stéphane Denève is a passionate exponent of John Williams's endlessly creative music for the cinema, represented here by his spookily charming Harry Potter scores. Youth and magic reappear in Ravel's L'Enfant et les sortilèges (The Child and the Magic Spells), a one-act fairy tale opera with libretto by renowned French author Colette, and featuring talent from the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Enchanting!

Verizon Hall

Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

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