YPHIL International Philharmonic Orchestra Hosted by Danny Glover on September 27 at 8 p.m.

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Danny Glover hosts a program featuring young musicians from more than 70 countries celebrating the work of the United Nations

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  • $75 for parquet seating plus a signed souvenir program (up to $120 value)
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The Program

More than just a group of young musicians, YPHIL International Philharmonic Orchestra is a testament to diverse voices coming together for peace. These 100 musicians from more than 70 countries gather on the same day as their leaders congregate for the UN General Assembly meetings, celebrating music and pleas for global harmony. Actor and classical-music enthusiast Danny Glover hosts the evening, bringing the same charisma and humor he brought to the Lethal Weapon series.

  • Shostakovich—Festive Overture: Brassy fanfare introduces a breakneck sonic party of balanced counter-themes, layering melodies without diminishing the sprightly tempo. And the work was written with nearly the same speed. Commissioned to commemorate the 37th anniversary of Russia’s October Revolution, Shostakovich completed his work in just three days.
  • Mendelssohn—Violin Concerto: The final of Felix Mendelssohn’s large orchestral works breaks traditional form with the immediate introduction of the soloist, who must navigate a maze of finger-curling scale runs to get the cheese at the end. Due to Mendelssohn’s perfectionism, this piece was revised over six years, and for his efforts it has become a staple of violin repertory.
  • Vongova—Excerpt from Piano Concerto for the United Nations: This piece was created to honor the UN’s 70th anniversary and debuted in New York on May 8, 2015. Yet its cascading chords, dreamy harps, and regal pace have already poised it to become a classical staple.
  • Kanca—Turken Foundation Symphonic Suite of Voices of the World: The Turkish composer and artistic board member of YPHIL tapped into his many music degrees and global performances to craft this piece. It serves as an orchestral ode to the world’s different voices, perspectives, and cultures.
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