Philadelphia Orchestra’s music director adds performances to upcoming seasons

    In an effort to meet audience demand, Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin has announced additional performances for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons.

    Nézet-Séguin has agreed to a fourth subscription week for the upcoming season, and two additional weeks next year.


    “I am eager to spend more time with my new orchestra and with the great Philadelphia audiences who have so warmly welcomed me into their lives,” reads a statement from Nézet-Séguin.
    “As we collectively navigate this important period in the ensemble’s history, I felt that it was imperative for me to volunteer more of my time and energy to the incredible Orchestra and Philadelphia community that I so deeply love.”

    An Italian-themed program featuring Tchaikovsky’s Francesca da Rimini, Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony, Verdi’s Overture to La forza del destino and Respighi’s The Pines of Rome has been scheduled Nov. 10 to Nov. 12.

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