Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Habibi Jeder Baum spricht
Beethoven Symphony No. 5
Beethoven Symphony No. 6 (“Pastoral”)
On March 12, 2020, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra performed its BeethovenNOW: Symphonies 5 & 6 program to an empty Verizon Hall, sharing a live broadcast with listeners across the globe—just before the City of Philadelphia’s impending shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
One year later, we invite you to join us for a rebroadcast of this now-historic performance, dedicated to those who lost their lives due to the pandemic. This special presentation is available free of charge on the Orchestra’s Digital Stage.
Ticket holders will be invited to participate in a live pre-concert conversation and Q&A with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Orchestra President and CEO Matías Tarnopolsky on Friday, March 12, 2021, at 7:30 PM ET.
About the music
This performance includes Beethoven’s Symphonies Nos. 5 and 6 and the world premiere of Iman Habibi’s Jeder Baum spricht, a Philadelphia Orchestra commission.
I had a wonderful time speaking with A.Z. Madonna of The Boston Globe about climate change, Beethoven, pandemics, and what connects them all, about my piece, Jeder Baum spricht, its current ongoing performance with Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons (available on BSO NOW), as well as its premiere last year with the The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nezet-Seguin, and much more.
You can read the article below:
Boston Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Andris Nelsons, will perform Iman Habibi’s Jeder Baum spricht as part of a virtual series named The Spirit of Beethoven. The event goes live on February 18th at noon, and is free to attend:
February 18, at noon: Andris Nelsons leads the BSO in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, Pastoral, and Iman Habibi’s Jeder Baum spricht; chamber music performance of Debussy’s Sonata for flute, viola, and harp, featuring BSO musicians Cynthia Meyers, flute; Danny Kim, viola; and Jessica Zhou, harp.