The Symphony of a Thousand

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The Symphony of a Thousand

Wednesday, 3/9/16
12:30 am - 2:30 am

Event Type

Lecture/Panel Discussion
Act 48/CEU Credits Offered
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust St.
19107 Philadelphia , PA

On March 2, 1916, the Philadelphia Orchestra performed the U.S. premiere of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8, also known as "The Symphony of a Thousand." The Orchestra - and Philadelphia - would never be the same.

Almost 100 years to the day of the Orchestra's original performance, join the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP), the Orchestra's Musical Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, historian Jack McCarthy, and Simon Richter, professor of German at the University of Pennsylvania, as they explore the intimate connection shared between “The Symphony of a Thousand” and the international emergence of the Philadelphia Orchestra. The panel will be moderated by Jeremy Rothman, the Orchestra's Vice President of Artistic Planning.

The Symphony of a Thousand is the third program in HSP's Memories and Melodies program series. Register for the entire series and receive the final program for free!