Join the Philadelphia Orchestra and their Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin for the launch of their residency with Beethoven's beloved Fifth Symphony.
One of America’s most accomplished, exciting musical ensembles, the Philadelphia Orchestra takes up residence at the Edinburgh International Festival across five concerts, demonstrating its renowned versatility and the stunning breadth of its music-making. With two concerts in the Usher Hall, another showcasing some of its exceptional players in The Queen’s Hall, and a special livestream from the Edinburgh Playhouse to Princes Street Gardens, the Orchestra returns to Edinburgh for the first time since 2010, bringing its famously glamorous sound in edge-of-your-seat performances.
Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin has been the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Music Director for a decade and has thrilled audiences across the world with his charismatic music making and heart-on-sleeve emotion.
The Philadelphia Orchestra and Nézet-Séguin launch their residency with Rachmaninov's haunting, contemplative Isle of the Dead, inspired by a black-and-white reproduction of an 1880 painting by Swiss Symbolist artist Arnold Böcklin. It's followed by perhaps the world's best-known symphony, and certainly one of the best-loved. From its instantly recognisable opening notes to the triumphant final section, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony remains one of the most powerful pieces of western music ever composed.
With additonal support from
Québec Government Office in London
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Rachmaninov Isle of the Dead
Beethoven Symphony No 5
The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2022 European Festivals Tour is made possible through the generous support of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.
This engagement is supported in part by Mid Atlantic Arts through USArtists International, a program in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding.