The Philadelphia Orchestra returns to Ann Arbor for a two-performance residency with music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting the first night and principal guest conductor Nathalie Stutzmann the second.
Friday's program features U-M alumna Carol Jantsch in Wynton Marsalis’s Tuba Concerto, which will have its world premiere in December 2021. Saturday’s program features concertmaster David Kim as soloist in Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, along with Missy Mazzoli’s Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres), described by the composer as “music in the shape of a solar system,” a collection of ornamented loops that twist around each other within a larger orbit. Symphonies by Johannes Brahms and Franz Schubert round out each night’s program.