Brahms and Mozart

at Verizon Hall
November 1st-3rd, 2018
BEETHOVEN  Overture, Coriolan
MOZART  Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466
BRAHMS  Symphony No. 1
A pair of Philadelphia Orchestra debuts, by two rapidly rising stars: David Afkham on the podium and Seong-Jin Cho at the keyboard. Cho brings his prize-winning technique to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20. Beethoven’s stirring Coriolan Overture was inspired by a play about war and peace in ancient Rome. Brahms was daunted by Beethoven’s towering legacy; that may be why it took him so long to finish his majestic Symphony No. 1. For almost 150 years, audiences have agreed it was worth the wait. November 1st through November 3rd at the Kimmel Center. For tickets visit
David Afkham, Conductor
Seong-Jin Cho, Piano
Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall