Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC 2015

yo-yo ma, megan hilty, joshua bell

Yo-Yo Ma, Megan Hilty, Joshua Bell

The Philadelphia Orchestra will be returning to SPAC this summer, August 5-22. The lineup of concerts is out -- it includes notable names such as Yo-Yo Ma, Bernadette Peters, Joshua Bell, and Megan Hilty. (There's also a Pixar night this year.)

A condensed version of the schedule is post jump.

Tickets go on sale to SPAC members today (March 3), and to the general public March 24.

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August 5: Opening night with Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters Vocalist
Full program TBA

August 6: French Connection
Stéphane Denève Conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet Piano

BERLIOZ Overture to Beatrice and Benedict
SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 5 ("Egyptian")
PROKOFIEV Selections from Romeo and Juliet

August 7: An Evening with Yo-Yo Ma
Stéphane Denève Conductor
Yo-Yo Ma Cello

RAVEL Valses nobles et sentimentales
HAYDN Cello Concerto in C major
STRAUSS Don Juan
RAVEL Bolero

August 8: Pixar in Concert
Conductor TBD
Join us for a multimedia presentation featuring a montage from the soundtracks of Pixar's acclaimed films, including Toy Story, Finding Nemo, and UP!

August 12: All Beethoven
Christian Măcelaru Conductor
Emanuel Ax Piano

BEETHOVEN Overture, Coriolan
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 ("Eroica")

August 13: Luck Be a Lady: Megan Hilty
Steven Reineke Conductor
Megan Hilty Vocalist

Selections from Broadway hits including Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Wicked, Oh Kay!, and more.

August 14: Winter Tales
Bramwell Tovey Conductor
Members of New York City Ballet

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Suite from The Snow Maiden
WALDTEUFEL "The Skaters'" Waltz
PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf
TCHAIKOVSKY Selections from The Nutcracker (with NYCB)

August 15: Heavenly Journeys
Bramwell Tovey Conductor
Johannes Moser Cello

DELIUS "The Walk to the Paradise Garden," from A Village Romeo and Juliet
ELGAR Cello Concerto
HOLST The Planets

August 19: An Evening on the Rhine
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
David Kim Violin

BRAHMS Tragic Overture
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5

August 20: Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Rest of program TBA

August 21: An Evening with Joshua Bell
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Joshua Bell Violin

DVOŘÁK Serenade for Strings
BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1
BRAHMS Symphony No. 3

August 22: 1812 Spectacular
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Beatrice Rana Piano

GLAZUNOV "Autumn," from The Seasons
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 2
RACHMANINOFF/orch. STOKOWSKI Prelude in C-sharp minor
MUHLY Mixed Messages
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture

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