A Virtual Opening Night:  The Philadelphia Orchestra will present its concert virtually Wednesday September 30, 2020 at 7 PM EDT

by Patrick D. McCoy

For its virtual Opening Night Celebration Concert, the Philadelphia Orchestra will give the first onstage performance of Valerie Coleman’s Seven O’Clock Shout, composed in response to COVID-19 and commissioned by the orchestra. It was premiered in June as an online presentation and recorded remotely by orchestra members under music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Read an in depth Q and A in Classical Voice North America with internationally acclaimed composer, founder and former member of Imani Winds.