Starting January 17 at Carnegie Hall in Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Orchestra performed with a new director in the lead. This presented a great opportunity for a good night out with your significant other or just with friends. After all good music is hard to find these days, and if you missed this event, there might just be a long wait until you find something this good in Philly again.
When Yannick Nézet-Séguin began his tenure as the music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra in October, his first concerts, in Philadelphia and at Carnegie Hall, featured Verdi's Requiem.
Starting out with an epic Mass for the dead may seem like an inauspicious message for an orchestra that in July emerged from a kind of near-death experience in the form of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. But optimistic patrons could legitimately think of this requiem as a memorial to the orchestra's well-publicized fiscal problems.