Access the Arts: Beethoven's Ninth with The Philadelphia Orchestra

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The Mann Center

5201 Parkside Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19131

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On June 24th, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Music Director, will make his conducting debut at the Mann for an evening that is certainly not to be missed. Not since the era of the legendary Wolfgang Sawallisch has a current Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director graced the Mann’s stage, a magnificent facility specifically built for the Orchestra in 1976!

The first half of this momentous evening will feature the Philadelphia Community Mass, a performance inspired by Leonard Bernstein’s MASS and conceived by Nolan Williams, Jr., the Mann’s Festival Artistic Director. The Philadelphia Community Mass is an immersive concert-theatrical experience that explores anew the relevance of faith in our times. Co-presented by the Mann and NEWorks Productions, the work features new, sacred compositions by American composers Evelyn Simpson-Curenton, Dr. Rollo Dilworth, Ruth Naomi Floyd, and Dr. Jay Fluellen. Other featured groups include the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, Philadelphia Community Mass Choir, and Philadelphia Symphonic Choir.

During the second half, Yannick Nézet-Séguin will conduct the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra performing Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, one of the towering masterworks of classical music. With its choral finale extolling a wish for peace and tolerance for all, the 9th has become far more than a symphony. It is a worldwide cultural icon. With an internationally acclaimed group of soloists from the Metropolitan Opera, the "Fabulous Philadelphians" and our spectacular setting, we predict a supreme summer evening at the Mann.

After registering, tickets will be sent via email from Eventbrite. Please present your tickets at the Mann’s Box Office on the night of the performance.

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If you have any questions or require assistance registering, please contact Madeline Bell at 215.546.7900, extension 157.

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Philadelphia, PA 19131

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