Nézet-Séguin leads Philadelphia Orchestra into a new season

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(Jan Regan/Philadelphia Orchestra)

(Jan Regan/Philadelphia Orchestra)

The Philadelphia Orchestra is tuning up for a new season that explores the inimitable Philadelphia Sound.

This week, the Fabulous Philadelphians set the tone with Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4. When it premiered in Philadelphia in 1927,  the composer sat at the keyboard while Leopold Stokowski conducted.

This time, 23-year-old Russian sensation, pianist Daniil Trifonov performs under the watchful eye of Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Morning Edition host Jennifer Lynn spoke with the maestro about the new season, days after he appeared with the orchestra on the Parkway to perform during the papal Mass.

 

 

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