Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2

at Verizon Hall
March 8th-10th, 2018
van der Aa - Violin Concerto (U.S. premiere) 
Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 2 
 
Dutch composer Michael van der Al hails the sensational violinist Janine Jansen as the inspiration for his Violin Concerto, as much for her expressive personality as her chosen instrument: “If Janine had played the flute, I would have written a Flute Concerto.” Be among the first to hear this highly creative new work. Yannick honors The Philadelphia Orchestra’s deep Rachmaninoff tradition with his Second Symphony, popular with audiences and composer alike; its rave reception boosted Rachmaninoff’s faith in his musical abilities. 
 
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor 
Janine Jansen, Violin 
 
Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall