SPAC Welcomes YANNICK NÉZET-SÉGUIN, The Philadelphia Orchestra’s dynamic, Music Director Designate, for three exciting evenings.
Mega-star LANG LANG, heralded by the New York Times as the “hottest artist on the classical music planet” performs Franz Liszt’s fiery Piano Concerto No. 1 in commemoration of the composer’s 200th birthday.
OZ with ORCHESTRA, will take audiences on a journey to the Emerald City as beloved movie classic, The Wizard of Oz is shown in its entirety on SPAC’s cinema screens as The Philadelphia Orchestra performs the score live.
A stellar cast of INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED GUEST CONDUCTORS take the podium including Rafael Frübeck de Burgos…Gianandrea Noseda…Stéphane Denève… David Robertson…Cristian Macelaru…Steven Reineke and Constantine Kitsopoulos.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads ITALIAN OPERA NIGHT, featuring the classic arias and overtures of Verdi, Puccini, Rossini and other masters. Stellar operatic vocalists accompany the Orchestra for this special evening.
The world’s finest GUEST SOLOISTS will display their musical genius in collaborations with the Orchestra including Yo-Yo Ma… Joshua Bell…Garrick Ohlsson…Johannes Moser… Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Arabella Steinbacher.
NEW YORK CITY BALLET dancers Tiler Peck and Chase Finlay bring a stunning, visual element to SPAC’s ever-popular “Tchaikovsky Spectacular” program, performing the pas de deux from The Nutcracker and Swan Lake in conjunction with the Orchestra’s performances of the works. The last time New York City Ballet dancers performed on an Orchestra program was 25 years ago.