Yannick issues call for amateur string players

Yannick issues call for amateur string players


norman lebrecht

November 05, 2019

Music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will conduct his hometown Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal in Philadelphia for the first time on
November 24. He has marked the occasion with a shoutout for amateurs of all ages to join a play-in with both orchestras the previous day.

Here’s the press release:


(Philadelphia, November 4, 2019)—String players of all ages have the special opportunity to perform alongside members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal in a community PlayIN led by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at 3:00 PM. This shared music-making event will be led by Nézet-Séguin and Philadelphia Orchestra Conducting Fellow Lina Gonzalez-Granados. The program for advanced- and intermediate-level string players (violin, viola, cello, and bass) will include the Prelude from Grieg’s “Holberg” Suite; the first movement from Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3; the first movement from Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik; the Élégie (third movement) from Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings; and the Finale from Holst’s St. Paul’s Suite. For more information and to register, visit www.philorch.org/playin.


  • kundry says:

    ….and this is news?

  • Rob says:

    What a great idea Yannick!

  • V. Lind says:

    Maybe Kundry and Karl see a lot of this, but I don’t, and I have worked with several orchestras internationally.It seems to me like a wonderful initiative, and a thrill for amateur violinists.