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.