A group of Philadelphia Orchestra players is set to visit the William Way LGBT Community Center Friday to film a segment to be premiered online in June in celebration of Pride Month.
Among the musicians performing in the session: orchestra music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The recording session is not open to the public.
The maestro will take the piano part in a string-quartet-and-piano version of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12, joined by violinists David Kim and Juliette Kang, violist Pierre Tourville, and cellist Hai-Ye Ni. Tourville, a member of Montreal’s Orchestre Métropolitain, is Nézet-Séguin’s partner.
Also on the program: Jennifer Higdon’s “Quiet Art” from Impressions, performed by a string quartet of orchestra members; and Mendelssohn’s “Song Without Words,” Op. 109, played by violist Judy Geist and pianist Chris Bartlett, who is also executive director of the William Way Center.
The segment is part of the orchestra’s free online Our City, Your Orchestra series featuring chamber music filmed around the city, often at Black-owned businesses and cultural sites. This first season ends with the William Way program, set to debut June 28 at 7 p.m. at philorch.org and on the orchestra’s Facebook page, and the series is slated to resume in the orchestra’s 2021-22 season.