Philadelphia Orchestra announces 2010-11 season

Posted on: February 24, 2010

In Tuesday’s (2/23) Philadelphia Inquirer, Peter Dobrin writes that, for the Philadelphia Orchestra, “2010-11 looks like another exploration of new conductors, with an impressive grouping of debuts by Fabio Luisi, Vasily Petrenko, Gianandrea Noseda, and Jonathan Nott. In the pursuit of developing established relationships, Charles Dutoit returns for nine weeks of subscription concerts, plus more summer dates during the orchestra’s European festivals tour in 2011. Vladimir Jurowski returns for one program, Yannick Nézet-Séguin for two. Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos leads two weeks. … The orchestra continues its explanatory Beyond the Score format, whose programs augment the music with point-by-point discussions of Shostakovich, Strauss, and Holst. A new concert format, Sound Waves, is both multimedia and multicultural, featuring Tan Dun’s The Map, conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya in Caminos del Inka: A Musical Journey, and, with Michael Tilson Thomas, The Thomashefskys. … Repertoire for next season includes works of 15 living composers—Ranjbaran’s Piano Concerto, Pärt’s Collage über B-A-C-H, Lindberg’s EXPO, the U.S. premiere of MacMillan’s Violin Concerto with Vadim Repin, and the world premiere of Jonathan Leshnoff’s Flute Concerto with Jeffery Khaner.”

Photo of Fabio Luisi by Barbara Luisi

Posted February 24, 2010