Philadelphia Orchestra announces 2012-13 season

Posted on: January 26, 2012

In Thursday’s (1/26) Philadelphia Inquirer, David Patrick Stearns writes, “The drumroll that greeted the announcement Wednesday of Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s first full Philadelphia Orchestra concert season came with surprises that perhaps even music pundits didn’t see coming. With highlights including an Oct. 18 season opener with opera star Renée Fleming; the Verdi Requiem with Marina Poplavskaya and Rolando Villazón; a fully staged The Rite of Spring in collaboration with the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival; and Bach’s great and infrequently heard St. Matthew Passion, the 36-year-old incoming music director also let it drop (in an interview that took place before the announcement) that the orchestra will record for the prestigious Deutsche Grammophon label. And as early as this June, he said during the late-afternoon rollout at the Kimmel Center, he will conduct a short season of concerts at the Academy of Music—the orchestra’s first series there since leaving for the Kimmel Center 10 years ago. … The 2012-2013 season will also include new works by high-profile composers Osvaldo Golijov (his Violin Concerto will have its U.S. premiere Jan. 16-19, 2013) and Oliver Knussen (whose still-untitled work will be given its world premiere Feb. 21, 23 and 24, 2013).”

Posted January 26, 2012