Opening Night Concert and Gala

Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor

Adela Zaharia - Soprano

Audra McDonald - Soprano


Strauss - Suite from Der Rosenkavalier

Verdi - "È strano! … Ah, fors'è lui … Sempre libera," from La traviata

Oliveros - “Tuning Meditation,” from Four Meditations for Orchestra

Gershwin, Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein - Selections

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

7:00 pm Verizon Hall

Award-winning singer and actor Audra McDonald will perform at The Philadelphia Orchestra's Opening Night Concert and Gala on September 18. 

Led by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the program will include beloved selections by Gershwin, Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and more, as well as the first Philadelphia Orchestra performance of Pauline Oliveros's "Tuning Meditation," from Four Meditations for Orchestra. Soprano Adela Zaharia will make her Philadelphia Orchestra debut.

Contact Dorothy Byrne in the Volunteer Relations office at 215.893.3124 or via e-mail at for information on the gala.

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