Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2016-17 season: from Bartók to Pat Metheny

Posted on: January 20, 2016

“The Philadelphia Orchestra announced its 2016-17 subscription season Tuesday at the Kimmel Center,” writes David Patrick Stearns in Wednesday’s (1/20) Philadelphia Inquirer. “Music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s own preoccupations with choral music and stage works are apparent in his programing of Mozart’s Mass in C minor … as well as Bartók’s one-act opera Bluebeard’s Castle.… He’ll premiere the Rouse Organ Concerto with Paul Jacobs in a concert with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4…. The season ends with Mahler’s Symphony No. 3…. Principal guest conductor Stéphane Denève leads an intensive Rachmaninoff Festival [in April] with pianists Nikolai Lugansky and Haochen Zhang. All four Brahms symphonies will get airings,” led by Nézet-Séguin and guest conductors Alain Altinoglu, Louis Langrée, and Herbert Blomstedt. “Simon Rattle returns for a single performance of the Mahler Symphony No. 6 …. Charles Dutoit conducts Britten’s War Requiem … with baritone Matthias Goerne.” Guest conductors also include Gianandrea Noseda, Fabio Luisi, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Bramwell Tovey. “Tovey will conduct the world premiere of Imaginary Day, a concerto for vibraphone and marimba based on tunes by Pat Metheny and orchestrated by Philadelphia Orchestra percussionist Christopher Deviney…. Conductor-in-residence Cristian Macelaru will lead Carmina Burana.… Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham sings Canteloube’s Songs of the Auvergne.”

Posted January 20, 2016