Philadelphia Orchestra festival says “Bonjour, Paris”—at home

Posted on: January 12, 2017

“Feeling a little post-holiday blue? C’est la vie,” writes Grace Dickinson in Tuesday’s (1/10) Philadelphia Inquirer. “Get ready for a Parisian adventure—pricey plane fare not required. Starting Thursday to Jan. 27, the Philadelphia Orchestra will host the Paris Festival, a special series of performances devoted to the City of Light’s rich mix of artistic influences and sounds.…. Book a ticket to one of the concerts at the Kimmel Center, then … treat yourself to a luxurious dinner at [one of the city’s French-themed restaurants]. The Philadelphia Orchestra’s music director, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, strives to fill the biting month of January with the bright images and sounds of Paris. Drawing on works by Chabrier, Chopin, Stravinsky, and other esteemed composers, Nezet-Seguin offers up a musical narrative that celebrates aspects of artistic life found throughout present-day Paris and its history…. Take a post-meal walk around Rittenhouse Square … where you’ll find ‘Lion Crushing a Serpent,’ an 1832 bronze cast sculpture from Parisian-born artist Antoine-Louis Barye.” The article explores the city’s French-themed dining, events, and opportunities in the context of the orchestra’s Paris Festival.

Posted January 12, 2017