Philadelphia Orchestra 2022-23: Florence Price, Gabriela Lena Frank, women composers and performers, Yuja Wang in Rachmaninoff concertos

Posted on: April 8, 2022

“Superstar pianist Yuja Wang will perform all four Rachmaninoff concertos…. Family concerts are returning. Works of Black artists are slated, including a rare appearance of Mary Lou Williams’s Zodiac Suite,” writes Peter Dobrin in Thursday’s (4/7) Philadelphia Inquirer. “A new piece by John Luther Adams about humanity’s impact on the Earth will receive its world premiere. The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2022-23 season will be the ensemble’s first season of live concerts and full operations since the start of the pandemic…. Offerings include new scores, tried-and-true standards, and the reprise of works the orchestra unveiled years ago, like William Dawson’s Negro Folk Symphony, premiered by the orchestra … in 1934…. The total number of concerts next season is down slightly from 2019-20, but the orchestra also expects to add concerts…. Digital Stage concerts will continue…. The Philadelphia Orchestra will continue its advocacy of Florence Price…. Works and performances by women are heavily featured in the 2022-23 lineup…. Picaflor, a major new score by orchestra composer-in-residence Gabriela Lena Frank, will receive its premiere…. Opening night, featuring [Music Director Yannick] Nézet-Séguin in a program with BalletX and pianist Lang Lang, is set for Sept. 28 in Verizon Hall.”