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February 2015 Philadelphia Orchestra Schedule

 If you’re looking for a great way to spend a night out in Philadelphia and you want to get a little more out of your evening than usual, spend some time getting to know the Philadelphia Orchestra’s February 2015 schedule.

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2 will feature Concertmaster David Kim as well as Imogen Cooper. Enjoy this masterful performance in Verizon Hall on Thursday the 5th at 8:00 P.M., Friday the 6th at 2:00 P.M., or on Saturday the 7th at 8:00 P.M.

Oh, the Music you’ll hear! Will feature five pieces including Ficik’s Entrance of the Gladiators, Mozart’s first movement from Piano Concerto No. 23, and Smetana’s “Dance of the Comedians” from The Bartered Bride. Enjoy this program on Saturday the 7th at 11:30 A.M. in Verizon Hall.

Russian Masterworks presents the perspective of three symphonies written in response to the upheaval of World War II by Russian composers Stravinsky, Shostakovich, and Prokofiev. Enjoy this program featuring Valery Gergiev Thursday the 12th or Friday the 13th at 8:00 P.M.

Valentine’s Concert features selections from As You Like It by Walton, the Overature to Beatrice and Benedict by Berlioz, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, and excerpts from Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Mendelssohn. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Philadelphia Orchestra at 8:00 P.M. in Verizon Hall.

Gil Shaham comes to Verizon Hall in a program celebrating Wagner, Berg, Ligeti, and Debussy—all musical geniuses on the forefront of musical innovation. Enjoy the Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin, Berg’s Violin Concerto, Atmospheres, and La Mer at 8:00 P.M. on Friday the 20th or Saturday the 21st, or at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday the 22nd.

LiveNote Nights: Spano features Conductor Robert Spano and Violinist Benjamin Beilman in a program sure to spark interest. Designed for audience members a bit short on time, the program only features 2 pieces, Higdon’s Violin Concerto and Debussy’s Iberia. Check it out at 6:30 P.M. on Wednesday the 25th.

Philadelphia Pride features the work of three Philadelphia natives. Conductor Robert Spano leads the audience in a musical journey. Enjoy pieces by Debussy and local composer Jennifer Higdon including “The Sunken Cathedral,” Voilin Concerto, blue cathedra, and Iberia. This program is presented at 8:00 P.M. on Thursday the 26th, 2:00 P.M. on Friday the 27th, and at 8:00 P.M. on Saturday the 28th.

Sound All Around Woodwinds will be held in the Academy of Music Ballroom on Saturday the 28th at 10:00 A.M. and again at 11:15 A.M. Children of all ages can enjoy a 45 minute concert with The Philadelphia Orchestra and storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston.

The Philadelphia Orchestra has been serving the Philadelphia area since 1900. The Orchestra has been performing at the Kimmel Center since the mid 1950’s and is currently under the musical direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Tickets to all of these performances can be purchased as a single ticket, in groups, or as part of a subscription to the Philadelphia Orchestra. With programs going on all year round in various styles and arrangements, there’s something for everyone at the Kimmel Center. For more information or to find out how you can support the Philadelphia Orchestra, visit Philorch.org