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Winter/Spring 2022: Forward—Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra Announce Diverse Array of New Concerts

Source: The Philadelphia OrchestraSeptember/23/2021

Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra present a highly anticipated second half of the 2021/22 season with a spectrum of live concerts and Digital Stage streams from January to June 2022. Full of a diverse array of debuts, world premieres, treasured classics and more, Winter/Spring 2022: Forward will continue to explore subjects of profound societal change, from technology to racial and social justice to the environment. 

The winter/spring 2022 season features the Philadelphia Orchestra debut of conductor Gustavo Dudamel, who will lead a program that includes the world premiere of Esteban Benzecry’s MUYUY, The circle of life, commissioned by The Philadelphia Orchestra and written during the COVID-19 pandemic; Ginastera’s Piano Concerto with Sergio Tiempo, who will also be making his Orchestra debut; and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5. Iconic Hollywood composer and conductor John Williams will return to conduct a one-night-only special event featuring his beloved works from the silver screen with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter. With Nézet-Séguin on the podium, soprano Renée Fleming and Broadway star Kelli O’Hara star in the world premiere concert version of Kevin Puts’s new opera The Hours, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Michael Cunningham and award-winning film.The music of Florence Price continues to be a focal point with a performance of the composer’s Symphony No. 1, led by Nézet-Séguin.

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