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The Heavens are Telling with The Philadelphia Orchestra and the 140-voice Mann Festival Choir

July 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

| $15 - $55

Doors: 6:00PM, Showtime: 8:00PM

All Ages

This Mann main stage concert will feature the world-class Philadelphia Orchestra performing a mixed program of space-themed and space-inspired music. The concert will be highlighted with the world premiere of Nolan Williams, Jr.’s Hold Fast to Dreams, a commissioned work honoring the legacy of Col. Guion Bluford, composed for orchestra, choir, soloists and spoken word. Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer and Planetarium Director for The Franklin Institute, will narrate. The Mann Center Festival Choir will be comprised of participants from The Clayton White Singers, Intermezzo, The Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, Sounds of Joy, and The St. Thomas Chancel Choir of the historic African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas.

The Clayton White Singers (Clayton White, director)

Intermezzo (Carrie Lessene, director)

The Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia (Paul Rardin, director)

Sounds of Joy (Sheila Booker, director)

The Chancel Choir of the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas (Jay Fluellen, director, choir master)

PROGRAM (subject to update)

Cristian Măcelaru, conductor

Nolan Williams, Jr., conductor

The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Mann Festival Choir

Elena Perroni, soprano; Marco Cammarota, tenor

Derrick Pitts, narrator

– RICHARD STRAUSS: “Dawn,” from Also sprach Zarathustra

– FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN: “The Heavens Are Telling,” from The Creation

– NOLAN WILLIAMS, JR.: Hold Fast to Dreams (with choir) – WORLD PREMIERE

INTERMISSION

– JOHN WILLIAMS: “Adventures on Earth,” from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

– ANTONíN DVOŘÁK: “Song to the Moon,” from Rusalka

– GIACOMO PUCCINI: “È lucevan le stelle,” from Tosca

– LEONARD BERNSTEIN: “Balcony Scene,” from West Side Story

– GUSTAV HOLST: “Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity,” from The Planets (with video)

*Artist and repertoire are subject to change

Tickets are on sale now via MannCenter.org, Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, or the Mann Box Office.

Details

Date:
July 25
Time:
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost:
$15 - $55
Website:
http://manncenter.org/events/2017-07-25/Heavens-are-Telling

Venue

Mann Center for the Performing Arts
5201 Parkside Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
Phone:
215-546-7900
Website:
http://manncenter.org/events/2017-07-25/Heavens-are-Telling

Organizer

Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Phone:
215-546-7900
Email:
aabilo@manncenter.org
Website:
manncenter.org

Please note that only music- related events in the Greater Philadelphia region will be published. Allow at least 24 hours for your submission to go live.

 

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