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Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting The Philadelphia Orchestra Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting The Philadelphia Orchestra Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra

BeethovenNOW: Symphonies 5 & 6

Saturday
May 16, 2020
8:00 PM
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Overview

Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor

PROGRAM
Habibi
 Jeder Baum spricht (WORLD PREMIERE - PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA COMMISSION)
Beethoven Symphony No. 5
INTERMISSION
Beethoven Symphony No. 6 ("Pastoral")

Yannick reprises a highlight of our season's Beethoven celebration for a special, one-night-only performance of two masterpieces. The indelible four-note opening of the Fifth Symphony lays the foundation for a truly fateful symphonic journey. Written in 1804, and on the program when The Philadelphia Orchestra gave its first concert in 1900, it's an epic tour de force that resonates in 2020. Following its rousing conclusion come the verdant valleys and sweet smells of the woods and the Austrian countryside, an exposition of Beethoven's love of nature. Composed and premiered at the same time, the “Pastoral” offers a striking contrast to the assertive Fifth.

Verizon Hall

Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

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