Fall 2021 Season: FORWARD
Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra
Return to Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center
for the Performing Arts for In-Person Concerts
Health and Safety Protocols to Determine Orchestra and Audience Size
as Musical World Moves Forward


Yo-Yo Ma to Open Season October 5

Music of Florence Price Takes Center Stage with Performances of Her Works
and Recording of Complete Published Symphonies
on Deutsche Grammophon Led by Nézet-Séguin

Joshua Bell Leads and Performs World Premiere Arrangement of
Florence Price’s Adoration

Official Debut of Principal Guest Conductor Nathalie Stutzmann
Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 and Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres) by Missy Mazzoli

“Vigil,” Dedicated to the Memory of Breonna Taylor
Collaborative Work by Igee Dieudonné and Singer-Activist Davóne Tines
to be Conducted by Nézet-Séguin with “Shake the Heavens” by John Adams and
“You Want the Truth, but You Don’t Want to Know”
from Anthony Davis’s X:The Life and Times of Malcom X

Nézet-Séguin Leads World Premiere of Wynton Marsalis’s Tuba Concerto
with Principal Tuba Carol Jantsch

Susanna Mälkki Leads Mozart’s Oboe Concerto
with Principal Oboe Philippe Tondre

Rafael Payare’s Philadelphia Orchestra Conducting Debut
Features World Premiere of Jacob Bancks’s Clarinet Concerto
with Principal Clarinet Ricardo Morales

Our City, Your Orchestra Continues
FREE Digital Concert Series Showcasing Black-Owned Businesses and
Iconic Cultural Locations throughout the Philadelphia Region to Continue Monthly

New HearTOGETHER Podcasts
Conversations on Social Justice and Creative Equity to be Released Monthly