The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform at Carnegie Hall this Thursday at 8 p.m. NPR will webcast the show live on its website. The orchestra has a new conductor this season Yannick Nézet-Séguin. He is only 37 years-old. When I hear about people like this I like to remind myself that I’m a late-bloomer.
NPR Music writer Brian Wise says even at this young age Nezet-Seguin has a nice resume: He succeeded Valery Gergiev as music director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra in 2006 and became principal guest conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra the next year (he continues to hold both jobs).