Macelaru returns to Mann Center with Philadelphia Orch.

Macelaru returns to Mann Center with Philadelphia Orch.

Cristian Macelaru returns to Philadelphia where he is Conductor-In-Residence with the Philadelphia Orchestra next week to lead the orchestra in two concerts at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts.

The first concert takes place on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 and celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Mann with the Philadelphia Orchestra.  This special anniversary performance will feature music drawn from the repertoire played during the first season at the Mann in 1976.  The evening will include Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 played by rising star pianist and Curtis Institute artist Daniel Hsu, and the brilliant Maurice Ravel orchestration of Mussorgsky’s Pictures from an Exhibition.  Click here for more information.

The second concert takes place on Friday, June 24, 2016 and features an all-Tchaikovsky program that begins with the most dramatic of Tchaikovsky’s symphonies, the Fourth.  Its recurrent motif of ‘fate’ ties this tumultuous masterpiece together.  The evening will also feature Swan Lake, the lushest and most romantic of Tchaikovsky’s three ‘story’ ballets, and the 1812 Overture-complete with fireworks.  Click here for more information.

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