THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA AND YANNICK NÉZET-SÉGUIN OPEN FOUR-CONCERT SERIES AT CARNEGIE HALL, PERFORMING WITH VIOLINIST GIL SHAHAM ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13; The Orchestra Returns with Pianists Jan Lisiecki on January 14 and Lang Lang on May 11; Maestro Nézet-Séguin Conducts Symphonies by Haydn and Bruckner on January 26

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THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA AND YANNICK NÉZET-SÉGUIN
OPEN FOUR-CONCERT SERIES AT CARNEGIE HALL, PERFORMING WITH VIOLINIST
GIL SHAHAM ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13
The Orchestra Returns with Pianists Jan Lisiecki on January 14 and Lang Lang on May 11;
Maestro Nézet-Séguin Conducts Symphonies by Haydn and Bruckner on January 26

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-SéguinOn Tuesday, October 13 at 8:00 p.m., Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in its first of four Carnegie Hall concerts this season in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. The orchestra performs Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with renowned soloist Gil Shaham on a program that also features Grieg’s Suite No. 1 from Peer Gynt and Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 82.

Maestro Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestra return on Thursday, January 14 at 8:00 p.m. with young Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58. Also on the program is Johann Strauss Jr.’s “Tales from the Vienna Woods” Waltz, Op. 325, Beethoven’s String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95, “Serioso” (arr. Mahler), and HK Gruber’s Charivari. On Tuesday, January 26 at 8:00 p.m., Maestro Nézet-Séguin leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in two symphonies by Austrian masters: Haydn’s Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major, “Drumroll” and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Major, “Romantic.” Pianist Lang Lang joins Maestro Nézet-Séguin for the final concert of the Orchestra’s Carnegie Hall season on Wednesday, May 11 at 8:00 p.m. to perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 1. The program also includes Mahler’s Symphony No. 10 (Deryck Cooke performing edition).

About the Artists
Gil Shaham is one of the foremost violinists of our time: his flawless technique combined with his inimitable warmth and generosity of spirit has solidified his renown as an American master. Following his performance with The Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, Mr. Shaham performs Bach’s complete Solo Violin Sonatas and Partitas on October 25 in Zankel Hall, which will be accompanied by new films by artist David Michalek, commissioned by Carnegie Hall for its 125 Commissions Project. Mr. Shaham is a Grammy Award-winner and has also been named Musical America’s “Instrumentalist of the Year.” He is sought after throughout the world for concerto appearances with leading orchestras and conductors, and regularly gives recitals and appears with ensembles on the world’s great concert stages and at the most prestigious festivals. Mr. Shaham has more than two dozen award-winning concerto and solo CDs to his name, including bestsellers that have ascended the record charts in the US and abroad. His recent recordings are issued on the Canary Classics label, which he founded in 2004. Mr. Shaham plays the 1699 “Countess Polignac” Stradivarius, and lives in New York City with his wife, violinist Adele Anthony, and their three children.

Born in Calgary, Canada to Polish parents in 1995, Jan Lisiecki began studying piano at the age of five, making his orchestral debut at the age of nine. He has since performed nationally and internationally at many of the world’s leading concert halls, including New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall and Vienna’s Konzerthaus, and with many of the world’s finest conductors and orchestras. He signed an exclusive recording agreement with Deutsche Grammophon at the age of 15, releasing albums in 2012 and 2013, and was nominated for Juno Awards for both. Mr. Lisiecki has received many prestigious awards, including most recently the Leonard Bernstein Award of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and Gramophone’s Young Artist of the Year Award in 2013. In 2012, he was named UNICEF Ambassador to Canada.

Celebrated pianist Lang Lang continues to play sold out recitals and concerts in every major city in the world. In 2009, Lang Lang appeared in Time magazine’s annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. The year before, more than four billion people viewed his performance during the Opening Ceremonies of the Beijing Olympic Games, where he was seen as a symbol of the youth and the future of China. This status has inspired over 40 million Chinese children to learn to play classical piano—a phenomenon that has inspired what The Today Show referred to as “the Lang Lang effect.” Recognizing Lang Lang’s powerful cultural influence, the Recording Academy named him its Cultural Ambassador to China in 2008. More recently, Lang Lang was chosen as an official worldwide ambassador to the 2010 Shanghai Expo, and played at the opening ceremony. He also currently serves on Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute Advisory Council and is the youngest member of Carnegie Hall’s Artistic Advisory Board. He has been named as one of the 250 Young Global Leaders picked by the World Economic Forum and received the 2010 Crystal Award in Davos.

Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is an inspired leader of The Philadelphia Orchestra, and he has renewed his commitment to the ensemble through the 2021–2022 season. Widely recognized for his musicianship, dedication, and charisma, Mr. Nézet-Séguin has established himself as a musical leader of the highest caliber and one of the most exciting talents of his generation. His highly collaborative style, deeply rooted musical curiosity, and boundless enthusiasm, paired with a fresh approach to orchestral programming, have been heralded by critics and audiences alike, from the Orchestra’s home in Verizon Hall to the Carnegie Hall stage. The New York Times has called Mr. Nézet-Séguin “phenomenal,” adding that under his baton, “the ensemble, famous for its glowing strings and homogenous richness, has never sounded better.”

A native of Montreal, Mr. Nézet-Séguin studied piano, conducting, composition, and chamber music at Montreal’s Conservatory of Music and continued his studies with renowned conductor Carlo Maria Giulini; he also studied choral conducting with Joseph Flummerfelt at Westminster Choir College. Mr. Nézet-Séguin was appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada in 2012, one of the country’s highest civilian honors, and an Officer of the National Order of Quebec in 2015. His other honors include a Royal Philharmonic Society Award; Canada’s National Arts Centre Award; the Prix Denise-Pelletier, the highest distinction for the arts in Quebec, awarded by the Quebec government; and honorary doctorates from the University of Quebec in Montreal, the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, and Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, NJ.

The Philadelphia Orchestra first appeared at Carnegie Hall in November 1902. By the mid-20th century, the orchestra had begun a series of annual appearances at America’s most celebrated concert hall, presenting a variety of its concerts each year, less than two hours from home. The Philadelphia Orchestra continues this long-standing partnership. Renowned for its distinctive sound, desired for its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and admired for an unrivaled legacy of “firsts” in music-making, The Philadelphia Orchestra remains one of the preeminent orchestras in the world. While wholly committed to the exploration of classical music and repertoire, the orchestra also continues to develop compelling programs that resonate with contemporary audiences. The orchestra is inspiring the future and transforming its rich tradition of achievement, sustaining the highest level of artistic quality, but also challenging—and exceeding—that level, by creating powerful musical experiences for audiences at home and around the world.

Program Information
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
, Music Director and Conductor
Gil Shaham, Violin

EDVARD GRIEG Suite No. 1 from Peer Gynt
BÉLA BARTÓK Violin Concerto No. 2
JEAN SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 82

Pre-concert talk starts at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with Ara Guzelimian, Provost and Dean, The Juilliard School.
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Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
, Music Director and Conductor
Jan Lisiecki, Piano

JOHANN STRAUSS JR. “Tales from the Vienna Woods” Waltz, Op. 325
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95, “Serioso” (arr. Mahler)
HK GRUBER Charivari
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
, Music Director and Conductor

JOSEPH HAYDN Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major, “Drumroll”
ANTON BRUCKNER Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Major, “Romantic”

Pre-concert talk starts at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with Paul Berry, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music History, Yale University.
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
, Music Director and Conductor
Lang Lang, Piano

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 1
GUSTAV MAHLER Symphony No. 10 (Deryck Cooke performing edition)

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Ticket Information
Tickets, priced at $46–$145 for the May 11 concert and $41–$127 for all other Philadelphia Orchestra concerts are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.For Carnegie Hall Corporation presentations taking place in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, a limited number of seats, priced at $10, will be available day-of-concert beginning at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon on Sunday until one hour before the performance or until supply lasts. The exceptions are Carnegie Hall Family Concerts and gala events. These $10 tickets are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only. There is a two-ticket limit per customer.

In addition, for all Carnegie Hall presentations in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, a limited number of partial view (seats with obstructed or limited sight lines or restricted leg room) will be sold for 50% of the full price. For more information on this and other discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts. Artists, programs, and prices are subject to change. .

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