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.
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.
Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.com, (800) 745-3000, or the Mann Box Office.
Beethoven’s 9th will also be the Mann’s 2019 Party in the Park gala, which is an annual fundraiser benefitting the Mann’s education and community engagement programs. Tickets and more information can be found at https://manncenter.org/party-park-in-the-park-2019.
Beethoven's 9th with The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Philadelphia Community Mass are supported by The Presser Foundation.
The Philadelphia Community Mass is co-presented by the Mann Center for the Performing Arts and NEWorks Productions, collaborative artistic partner.
Photo of Yannick Nézet-Séguin by Jan Regan.
Artist and Repertoire subject to change.
This performance is part of the Mann’s Summer Picnic Series, presented by Burke Brothers.
$20 - $60 (+$5 DOS fee)