Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor
This event has been cancelled. Refunds will be issued at point of purchase.
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The Mann Center and The Philadelphia Orchestra welcome the National Youth Orchestra, the best and the brightest of tomorrow’s orchestra stars, for a unique concert conducted by Carlos Miguel Prieto. Playing side-by-side with the Fabulous Philadelphians, these exciting, young musicians from all over the country will open the concert on their own with the most evocative tone poem ever written about a river: The Moldau, the masterpiece of Czech composer Bedřich Smetana. Partnering with the fabled musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra, Maestro Prieto leads the combined forces in two works that reflect his Mexican origin and Spanish-speaking heritage. Huapango, written by Mexican composer José Pablo Moncayo, is a breathlessly exuberant virtuoso showpiece that has been called the unofficial second national anthem of Mexico. Rounding out the first half of the performance, the two orchestras offer selections from Manuel de Falla’s Three-Cornered Hat, the greatest of all Spanish ballets.
The second half features The Philadelphia Orchestra in one of their all-time showpieces: Rimsky-Korsakov’s musical evocation of Sheherazade from One Thousand and One Nights, one of the most resourceful women in history. Revel in the sheer virtuosity of the modern orchestra in a program that features the stars of tomorrow alongside our stars of today!
Picnics are permitted for this performance as a part of the Mann's Summer Picnic Series.
If you are 21 years of age or older and plan to consume alcohol at the concert, please be prepared to present proper I.D.
Lawn chairs are permitted for this performance. The Mann recommends reasonably sized chairs; be a good neighbor!
Small blankets are permitted for all shows, but we do ask that you be mindful of your neighbors on the lawn.
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