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Virtual Lecture Luncheon Series

April 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Virtual Lecture Luncheon Series

Dates: March 4, April 15, and June 10 – $60 for complete series

The Rittenhouse Square Committee for The Philadelphia Orchestra Invites you to Three Virtual LectureCo-ordinated with Philadelphia Orchestra Digital Stage Concerts.

Please join us as we transition our beloved Lecture Luncheons to a digital platform. Guest Lecturers and Celebrity Guests will offer background information about the composer and works on each program, musical excerpts, and so much more. Each session will also include time for Q&A.   

Jeremy Rothman

Juliette Kang

jennifer montone

A MODERN-DAY CARMEN FANTASY

March 4, 2021 at noon

GUEST LECTURERS:

Jeremy Rothman: V. P. Artistic Planning, The Philadelphia Orchestra
Juliette Kang: First Associate Concertmaster (Joseph and Marie Field Chair), The Philadelphia Orchestra

CELEBRITY GUEST:

Jennifer Montone: Principal Horn (Gray Charitable Trust Chair), The Philadelphia Orchestra

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Brian Sanders’ JUNK
SHCHEDRIN Carmen Suite (after Bizet)

Concert Program:

Composer Rodion Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite will be performed with the help of the riveting Philadelphia-based dance company Brian Sanders’ JUNK, acclaimed for its physically intense performance experiences. 

Debra Lew Harder

Julia Li

Tony Prisk

AARON DIEHL PLAYS
RHAPSODY IN BLUE

April 15, 2021 at noon

GUEST LECTURER:

Debra Lew Harder: Concert Pianist, Lecturer, WRTI Radio Host

CELEBRITY GUESTS:

Julia Li: First Violin, The Philadelphia Orchestra
Tony Prisk: Trumpet, The Philadelphia Orchestra

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Aaron Diehl Piano
ELLINGTON “Solitude”
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue (original jazz band version)
STRAVINSKY Suite from Pulcinella 

Concert Program:

Pianist Aaron Diehl performs Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue in its original instrumentation for jazz band. Closing the program is the Suite from Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, where the composer shocked audiences with the return to a more traditional 18th century Sound. 

Davyd Booth

Erica Peel

BEETHOVEN’S SYMPHONY NO. 2

June 10, 2021 at noon

GUEST LECTURER:

Davyd Booth: Second Violin, The Philadelphia Orchestra

CELEBRITY GUEST:

Erica Peel: Piccolo, Flute, The Philadelphia Orchestra

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
MOZART Overture to The Magic Flute
M. WAGNER Little Moonhead
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2 

Concert Program:

Three captivating pieces that celebrate the magic of late spring giving way to summer. Yannick and the Orchestra begin the concert with Mozart’s bewitching Overture to The Magic Flute and Melinda Wagner’s Little Moonhead (Three Tributaries Inspired by Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 by J.S. Bach), a piece filled with flowing harmonies. 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 work is infused with dashes of rowdy humor and a Romantic sensibility that are among his hallmarks. 

LECTURES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ONE WEEK FOLLOWING ORIGINAL VIEWING DATE
DONATION TO THE RITTENHOUSE SQUARE COMMITTEE

$60 for the Lecture series. All proceeds benefit The Philadelphia Orchestra.
Access Information will be sent shortly before each date. Lectures do not include Digital Stage tickets.

To Purchase Concert Tickets:

Visit www.philorch.org OR Call 215-893-1999 (Tuesday – Friday between 10AM – 6PM).

Details

Date:
April 15
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Samantha Noll
Phone:
215-893-1956
Email:
snoll@philorch.org