Music Features
5:04 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

The Philadelphia Orchestra Opens 2012/13 Season With Debut Of Eighth Music Director

Following in the footsteps of legends such as Leopold Stokwoski, Eugene Ormandy, and Riccardo Muti, Yannick Nezet-Seguin is set to conduct his inaugural concerts as music director of The Philadelphia Orchestra. On Thursday, October 18th, the opening-night concert features the music of Ravel, Brahms, and Strauss with soloist Renee Fleming, followed by performances of the Verdi Requiem on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

WRTI's Jim Cotter talks with Yannick as he takes the podium to lead The Philadelphia Orchestra in his first season as music director.

Opening night concert information - October 18.

Information about performances of Verdi's Requiem - October 19, 20, and 21.