Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor
Natalie Zhu, piano (’97)
Benjamin Hochman, piano (’01)
Don Liuzzi, percussion
Mari Yoshinaga, percussion (’12)
Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila
Bartók: Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion, and Orchestra
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 60 (“Leningrad”)
In his first public appearance leading the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra, brings his inimitable artistry and charisma to a program of dramatic music with deep roots in the traditions and history of Eastern Europe, a continuation of Curtis’s sixth all-school project, Russia: A Land and Its Influence. Conducting fellow Kensho Watanabe is also featured.
This Curtis Symphony Orchestra performance is underwritten by a grant from the Markow-Totevy Foundation.
Tickets: $5-$45; Ticket Philadelphia (215) 893-1999; www.ticketphiladelphia.org