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Yannick Yannick Yannick

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Yannick and Mahler

Thursday
Oct 17, 2019
Saturday
Oct 19, 2019
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Overview

Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Louis Lortie - Piano

PROGRAM
Schubert - Wanderer Fantasy, for piano and orchestra
INTERMISSION
Mahler - Symphony No. 5

Mahler summons a large orchestra to explore the full range of human emotions in his Fifth Symphony, a work that Yannick returns to with the Philadelphians for the first time in 9 years. Schubert himself struggled to play the Wanderer Fantasy. More than just a technical challenge, the piece is an ingenious set of variations on the composer's song “Der Wanderer,” transformed by Liszt into a rarely heard piano concerto. The four movements are played without a break, building intensity until the mesmerizing finale. Louis Lortie brings his “faultless pianistic sheen and mastery” (Gramophone) to this pinnacle of Schubert's art.

Verizon Hall

Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

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