Yannick and Hélène

A Musical Partnership for the Ages
May 10th-20th, 2018
Thursday, May 10-7:30 PM 
Friday, May 11-8 PM
Brahms  Piano Concerto No. 1
Schumann  Symphony No. 4 
Thursday, May 17-7:30 PM 
Sunday, May 20-2 PM 
Dvořák  Othello Overture
Beethoven  Piano Concerto No. 4
Beethoven  Symphony No. 7
Hélène Grimaud and Yannick Nézet-Séguin have performed together all over the world, becoming great musical friends. Their warmth and deep artistic connection will be on display as they bring this season to an electrifying conclusion with monumental works by Beethoven, Brahms, and Schumann. Grimaud (“astounding technique and daring musical insight”—San Diego Story) stars in landmark piano concertos (Beethoven’s Fourth, Brahms’s First) that have defined the piano repertory; her unique interpretations will have you listening to these favorite works with renewed joy. Schumann revised his Fourth Symphony late in his troubled life; his personal struggles did not prevent him from creating a masterpiece that has only grown in stature over time. And we end this season’s musical journey with Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony. The composer was on the podium for the 1813 premiere in Vienna; according to one participant, Beethoven “tore his arms asunder and jumped in the air.” Yannick will keep his musical passions focused on leading the Fabulous Philadelphians; you will want to bring your hands together (and perhaps jump into the air.)
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor 
Hélène Grimaud, Piano
Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall