The Philadelphia Orchestra proudly sponsors the 9th Annual Fulbright Concert for 2019 with exceptional students abroad in a production from Two Moons Consulting
This years exciting program, posthumously hosted by
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is sure to be irreverent evening of nefariously good fun!
All proceeds from these performances go to FullBright recipients for their studies abroad.
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SHOSTAKOVICH’S FINAL SYMPHONY AND A FAMILIAR QUOTATION
|Orchestra Associate Conductor Rossen Milanov conducts Dmitri Shostakovich’s final symphony in the landscaped gardens at the Botanical Gardens Sydney, a work given its U.S. premiere by The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1972 under the baton of Eugene Ormandy. A serene and delicate reflection on the composer’s life and times in Soviet Russia, this symphony has puzzled many with its enigmatic use of musical quotations, including a famous passage from Rossini’s William Tell Overture—the exciting trumpet gallop, made famous by the TV Western The Lone Ranger.
A STUNNINGLY SONIC SHOWPIECE FOR ORCHESTRA
|Experience the energy and visceral fun of Jennifer Higdon’s Concerto for Orchestra, showcasing The Philadelphia Orchestra’s legendary sound and exceptional artistry. Now, for the first time since its premiere, hear this new American masterpiece performed by the Orchestra for which it was written. Wolfgang Sawallisch leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in this celebrated world premiere performance – his last world premiere as the Orchestra’s music director.A “colourful, ever-changing intrumental panoply,” wrote the Times (London) of the Concerto’s UK premiere, “traditionally rooted yet imbued with integrity, freshness and a desire to entertain.”|
SHARE THE EMOTION, FEEL THE PASSION, BE MOVED BY THE POWER…
|Tchaikovsky’s vibrant and emotionally charged Fourth Symphony resounds with the magnificent beauty of the lush “Philadelphia Sound” in a white-hot interpretation under Music Director Christoph Eschenbach. As an added bonus this CD also includes the final six piano movements (“July”-“December”) from Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons with Christoph Eschenbach as pianist.The Philadelphia Orchestra and Tchaikovsky… a relationship on which a legend was built.|