Going to Beethoven’s 9th? Sorry, we’re playing the 7thNews
The Philadelphia Orchestra announces a disappointing program change:
In adherence with organizational COVID protocols, and to ensure the safety of audiences, artists, and staff, The Philadelphia Orchestra has changed the program for the New Year’s Celebration concerts scheduled for Friday, December 31, 2021, and Sunday, January 2, 2022, in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
Instead of Composer-in-Residence Gabriela Lena Frank’s Pachamama Meets an Ode and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, the Orchestra will perform Rossini’s Overture to William Tell and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.
Xian Zhang conducts as previously announced.
No refunds, apparently.