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Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2

Thursday
Jun 10, 2021
Thursday
Jun 17, 2021
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Overview

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor

Program:

Mozart Overture to The Magic Flute
Bates Undistant
Beethoven Symphony No. 2

Immerse yourself in three captivating pieces that celebrate the magic of late spring giving way to summer. Yannick and the Orchestra begin the evening with Mozart’s bewitching Overture to The Magic Flute and Mason Bates’s Undistant.

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 captures the power of art to lift the human spirit. As the composer struggled with the loss of his hearing, his dedication to art fueled his drive to continue making music. The Symphony No. 2 looks back to Haydn and Mozart, but Beethoven infused it with dashes of rowdy humor and a Romantic sensibility—particularly the poetic slow movement—that are among his hallmarks. 

This program runs approximately 1 hour and will be performed without an intermission.

Please note: All Digital Stage events begin with a performance premiere, streaming in real time. Following the performance premiere, the concert will be available for ticket holders to watch on demand for one week.

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Sponsors

Lead support for the Digital Stage is provided by:

Claudia and Richard Balderston
Elaine W. Camarda and A. Morris Williams, Jr.
The CHG Charitable Trust
The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
Innisfree Foundation
Gretchen and M. Roy Jackson
Neal W. Krouse
John H. McFadden and Lisa D. Kabnick
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Leslie A. Miller and Richard B. Worley
Ralph W. Muller and Beth B. Johnston
William Penn Foundation
Peter and Mari Shaw
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Townsend
Waterman Trust
Constance and Sankey Williams
Wyncote Foundation

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