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Sorcerers, Spells, and Magic

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Kimmel Center: Verizon HallPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, PA 19102, United States
February 13 19:30, February 14 14:00, February 15 20:00
Stéphane DenèveConductor
Stephanie HaveyDirector
Isabel LeonardMezzo-sopranoThe Child
Anna ChristySopranoPrincess
Sara CoudenMezzo-sopranoMother
Meigui ZhangSopranoThe armchair
Mathias VidalTenorLittle old man
Yupeng WangBaritoneChair
Jeffrey R. SmithArtistic Director
Philadelphia Boys Choir
Westminster Symphonic Choir
The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra celebrates Valentine's weekend with spellbinding music, beginning with Mozart's bewitching The Magic Flute. Magic takes a darker turn in The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Dukas's symphonic poem immortalized by Mickey Mouse battling demonic brooms in Fantasia. Stéphane Denève is a passionate exponent of John Williams's endlessly creative music for the cinema, represented here by his spookily charming Harry Potter scores. Youth and magic reappear in Ravel's L'Enfant et les sortilèges (The Child and the Magic Spells), a one-act fairy tale opera with libretto by renowned French author Colette, and featuring talent from the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Enchanting!

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