Denève Conducts Mahler

at Verizon Hall
October 19th-21st, 2017
Higdon - On a Wire, for six soloists and orchestra
Mahler - Symphony No. 1
Stéphane Denève begins his newly extended tenure as Principal Guest Conductor with Mahler’s premiere symphony matched with a Philadelphia Orchestra premiere. Mahler’s groundbreaking First Symphony “changed the genre forever” (The Guardian). From the shimmering opening to the joyful finale, this work shakes the soul. The six members of the Grammy-winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird join the Orchestra for Jennifer Higdon’s On a Wire in its first-ever Philadelphia Orchestra performances. Higdon is hailed as one of American’s greatest living composers; Eighth Blackbird has been captivating audiences since its founding 20 years ago.
Stéphane, Conductor
Eighth Blackbird, Ensemble 
Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall