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Yannick's Big 4-0 Celebrated In A Unique Way, And Other Surprises in 2014/2015

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Yannick Nezet-Seguin

The Philadelphia Orchestra has announced that next season will include more new works as well as lesser- performed gems from music history. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the orchestra’s music director is building on the success of - and audience response to -  his first two seasons.

While well-known masterpieces are always rewarding, Yannick Nezet-Seguin says the time is right to expand the orchestra’s repertoire. Season highlights will include a series called the 40/40 Project - in honor of Yannick’s 40th birthday, the orchestra will play 40 works that haven’t been included in subscription concerts for 40 years. Detailed information about the 2014/2105 season here.

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Listen to a more in-depth interview with Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin about the philosophy of next season's 40-40 project.

Susan writes and produces stories about music and the arts. She’s host and producer of WRTI’s TIME IN online interview series, and contributes weekly intermission interviews for The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert series. She’s also been a regular host of WRTI’s Live from the Performance Studio sessions.