In Sermon, bass-baritone and activist Davóne Tines performs contemporary works by John Adams and Anthony Davis, as well as “Vigil,” co-written by Igée Dieudonné and Tines and dedicated to the memory of Breonna Taylor. This modern masterpiece opens our continued celebration of Beethoven’s symphonies along with Carlos Simon’s Fate Now Conquers. Beethoven was just beginning to go deaf when he wrote his Second Symphony. He could have composed a manifestation of despair, but instead gave the world one of his most ebullient and life-affirming works. Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra perform this uplifting masterwork along with Beethoven’s witty Eighth and joyous Seventh symphonies. Placing Beethoven’s motifs in a contemporary musical landscape, composer Carlos Simon draws on the uncertainty that Beethoven felt and turns it into inspiration with Fate Now Conquers.
Verizon Hall Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor Davóne Tines Bass-baritone
Sermon I. “Shake the Heavens,” from El Niño (A Nativity Oratorio), by John Adams II. “Vigil,” by Igee Dieudonné and Davóne Tines III. “You Want the Truth, but You Don’t Want to Know,” from X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X, by Anthony Davis
Beethoven Symphony No. 2 (November 5 and 7) Beethoven Symphony No. 8 (November 5 and 7) Simon Fate Now Conquers (November 6) Beethoven Symphony No. 7 (November 6)
Friday, Nov 05, 2021, 2:00 PM
Saturday, Nov 06, 2021, 8:00 PM
Sunday, Nov 07, 2021, 2:00 PM
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