Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Philippe Tondre Oboe
Saint-Georges Symphony No. 2
Mozart Oboe Concerto
Haydn Symphony No. 44 (“Trauersinfonie”)
Join us as new Principal Oboe Philippe Tondre makes his Philadelphia Orchestra solo debut in Mozart’s operatic Oboe Concerto.
Our first 2021 performance on the Digital Stage also includes the sparkling Second Symphony by violinist, composer, and conductor (and swordsman) Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. His talents earned him worldwide recognition in the late 18th century—US President John Adams called him “the most accomplished man in Europe in riding, shooting, fencing, dancing and music.”
Haydn’s Symphony No. 44 powerfully illustrates the Sturm und Drang (Storm and Stress) period—a movement throughout the arts whose aims were to frighten, stun, or overcome with emotion.
This program runs approximately 1 hour and will be performed without an intermission.
Please note: All Digital Stage events begin with a performance premiere, streaming in real time. Following the performance premiere, the concert will be available for ticket holders to watch on demand for one week.
Digital Stage FAQ
This concert is sponsored by Beth Johnston and Ralph Muller in honor of Peter Muller.
Lead support for the Digital Stage is provided by:
Claudia and Richard Balderston
Elaine W. Camarda and A. Morris Williams, Jr.
The CHG Charitable Trust
The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
Gretchen and M. Roy Jackson
Neal W. Krouse
John H. McFadden and Lisa D. Kabnick
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Leslie A. Miller and Richard B. Worley
Ralph W. Muller and Beth B. Johnston
William Penn Foundation
Peter and Mari Shaw
Constance and Sankey Williams