Poster Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Jan Regan/Philadelphia Orchestra
Performance Today®

PT Weekend: The Philadelphia Orchestra

On this edition of Performance Today, we'll hear the Philadelphia Orchestra in concert at their summer home in Saratoga Springs, New York. Conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin leads a performance of the Prelude to Act One of Richard Wagner's opera Lohengrin.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major, Op. 119 Movement 2: Moderato
Christian Poltera, cello | Polina Leschenko, piano
Album: Prokofiev - Tchaikovsky - Rachmaninoff
Avanti 10212

Benjamin Horne: I Remember You
Alcides Rodriguez, clarinet | Helen Hwaya Kim, violin | Brad Ritchie, cello | Elizabeth Pridgen, piano
Atlanta Chamber Players | Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, Atlanta GA

Piano Puzzler
Contestant: Curtis Funk calling from Niskayuna, NY

Sergei Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 19
Aiman Mussakhajayeva, violin | Kazakh State Symphony Orchestra | Aidar Torubaev, conductor
Tamara's Opera Singers School on behalf of the Government of Kazakhstan, Casino di Sanremo, San Remo, Italy

Hour 2

Johannes Brahms, arr.: Joseph Joachim and Bion Tsang: Hungarian Dance No. 4
Anton Nel, piano | Bion Tsang, cello
Album: Bion Tsang and Anton Nel Live In Concert
Artek 51

Sergei Taneyev: String Trio in D
Benjamin Beilman, violin | Yura Lee, viola | Bion Tsang, cello
Seattle Chamber Music Society, The Center for Chamber Music, Seattle, WA

Margaret Bonds: Troubled Water
Kyle P. Walker, piano
Colour of Music Festival Virtual Concert Hall, Murray Center Salon, Charleston, SC

Richard Wagner: Prelude to Act 1 of Lohengrin
Philadelphia Orchestra | Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, NY

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