Yannick's inaugural concert in Philadelphia
In Philadelphia tonight (18 October 2012), Yannick Nézet-Séguin will conduct his inaugural concert as Music Director of The Philadelphia Orchestra.
This special performance celebrates the opening of The Philadelphia Orchestra's 113th season and Yannick's official debut as the orchestra's eighth Music Director. In addition to Brahms' Symphony no.4, Yannick will also conduct Ravel's Shéhérazade and "Mein Elemer!" from R. Strauss' Arabella; Renée Fleming, a close friend of Yannick's, will join the orchestra in these latter pieces.
Yannick stays in Philadelphia after the season-opening for his first subscription week conducting four performances, including one at Carnegie Hall, of Verdi's Requiem. The stellar line-up of soloists includes Marina Poplavskaya, Christine Rice, Rolando Villazon and Mikhail Petrenko. The artists and orchestra will be joined by the Westminster Symphonic Choir, which also took part in one of Yannick's earlier Requiem-based projects in Philadelphia.
Toi, toi, toi, Yannick!