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The Philadelphia Orchestra
The Philadelphia Orchestra

This Midnight Hour


Neruda Songs


Selections from Romeo and Juliet


Performance Information

Grammy Award-winning singer Kelley O’Connor joins the Philadelphia Orchestra in a thrilling program of bold musical voices from the past century.  

The Philadelphia Orchestra returns to the Washington Performing Arts season under the baton of principal guest conductor Stéphane Denève, who this season begins his music directorship of the St. Louis Symphony. The program focuses on the orchestra’s championing of both contemporary music—with English composer Anna Clyne’s This Midnight Hour—and symphonic standards like Prokofiev’s ravishing Romeo and Juliet. Peter Lieberson’s Pulitzer-winning Neruda Songs, which has become a modern classic and powerfully expresses the poetry of Pablo Neruda, showcases Kelley O’Connor’s “breathtaking…rich, beautiful voice” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch).

This performance is made possible through the generous support of the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation.