Yannick Nézet-Séguin, The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Music Director, will make his conducting debut on June 24th at the Mann for an evening that is certainly not to be missed. Not since the time of the legendary Wolfgang Sawallisch has a current Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director graced the Mann’s stage, a magnificent facility specifically built for the Orchestra in 1976!
The first half of the night will feature the Philadelphia Community Mass, a performance inspired by Leonard Bernstein’s MASS and conceived by Nolan Williams, Jr. The Mass is an immersive concert-theatrical experience that explores the relevance of faith in our times. Co-presented by the Mann and NEWorks Productions, the work features new, sacred compositions by American composers Evelyn Simpson-Curenton, Dr. Rollo Dilworth, Ruth Naomi Floyd, and Dr. Jay Fluellen. During the second half, Yannick Nézet-Séguin will conduct the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra performing Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, one of the towering masterworks of classical music.