Tonight’s the night! The Opening Night Concert and Gala for the The Philadelphia Orchestra introducing conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin as Music Director. And, the amazing soprano Renee Fleming will be performing at the concert celebration! No doubt, tonight should be a fabulous evening from start to finish and we couldn’t be happier to be participating in yet another Opening Night event.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin officially begins his tenure as The Philadelphia Orchestra’s eighth music director with a gala Opening Concert on October 18, 2012, two weeks of subscription concerts at the Orchestra’s home in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center, and with his Carnegie Hall debut on October 23 in New York City. Nézet-Séguin was named music director designate of the legendary ensemble in 2010. The gala concert, featuring soprano Renée Fleming, includes Ravel’s Shéhérazade, Brahms’s Symphony No. 4, and “Mein Elemer!” fromArabella by Richard Strauss. For the Orchestra’s first subscription series at the Kimmel Center and for his Carnegie Hall debut, Nézet-Séguin has chosen Verdi’s Requiem, featuring soprano Marina Poplavskaya, mezzo-soprano Christine Rice, tenor Rolando Villazón, bass Mikhail Petrenko, and the Westminster Symphonic Choir.
For more information about The Philadelphia Orchestra and it’s fabulous opening night celebration, go to http://www.philorch.org/opening-night.