The Philadelphia Orchestra is back at SPAC

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Yo-Yo Ma will be there next week.

The Philadelphia Orchestra opens it annual summer stay at SPAC this Wednesday and will be there for three weeks.

As usual, the schedule includes works you know, a few classical stars, and two films with live scores. This year also includes a bit of a twist: The orchestra is opening with a night of music by Russian composers, including a performance of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, which is usually performed on the closing night of the residency.

Here's the condensed schedule...

August 2: Russian Festival Day 1
Including performance of the 1812 Overture.

August 3: Russian Festival Day 2
Featuring pianist Conrad Tao.

August 4: Cirque de la Symphonie
"Russian musical history, ranging from the grandiose emotional expression of the "Big Five" Russian romantics in St. Petersburg to the 20th-century masters Stravinsky and Shostakovich, will be embodied in the choreography of exceptional aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, and strongmen from around the world."

August 5: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
A screening of the film with live score.

August 9: American Classics Day 1
Featuring Yo-Yo Ma.

August 10: American Classics Day 2
An all-Gershwin program.

August 11: American Classics Day 3
Including Dvořák Symphony No. 9, and a duo concert for vibraphone and marimba.

August 12: Raiders of the Lost Ark
A screening of the film with life score.

August 16: Sophisticated Ladies
Featuring Broadway performers: Montego Glover, Capathia Jenkins, and N'Kenge.

August 17: French Festival Day 1
Featuring cellist Stéphane Tétreault.

August 18: French Festival Day 2
Featuring Chopin specialist Louis Lortie.

August 19: A Night at the Opera
Featuring singers from the Metropolitan Opera.

photo via Yo-Yo Ma FB

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