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Opening Night 2012: Yannick's debut as music director!

October 31, 2012

10/18/12, Philadelphia: (From left) Marguerite Lenfest, Gerry Lenfest, Philadelphia Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore, and Don Fox in the Kimmel Center prior to the Orchestra's 2012 Opening Night performance. Photo: Jessica Griffin
 
10/18/12, Philadelphia: Sidney and Caroline Kimmel in the Kimmel Center prior to the Orchestra's 2012 Opening Night concert. The event marked Yannick Nézet-Séguin's official debut as music director of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Photo: Jessica Griffin
 
10/18/12, Philadelphia: Board member Raymond Welsh and wife Joanne. Photo: Jessica Griffin
 
10/18/12, Philadelphia: Kirk Brandow and wife Stephanie, who currently serves as president of the Volunteer Committees for The Philadelphia Orchestra. Photo: Jessica Griffin
 
10/18/12, Philadelphia: Board member Mark Dichter with wife Tobey at the Orchestra's 2012 Opening Night reception. Photo: Jessica Griffin
 
10/18/12, Philadelphia: Board Member Martin Heckscher and Elia Buck greet one another at the Orchestra's 2012 Opening Night event. Photo: Jessica Griffin
 
10/18/12, Philadelphia: On behalf of the Board of Directors to the musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra, Board Chairman Richard Worley and Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore present the Philadelphia Orchestra Award to Concertmaster David Kim. Photo: Jessica Griffin
 
10/18/12, Philadelphia: Renée Fleming acknowledges the audience's applause before joining Yannick and the Orchestra for a performance of Ravel's Shéhérazade. Ms. Fleming returned to the stage later in the evening to join Yannick and the Philadelphians for Strauss's "Mein Elemer!" from Arabella. Photo: Jessica Griffin
 
10/18/12, Philadelphia: Yannick leads the Orchestra in Brahms's Fourth Symphony during the 2012 Opening Night concert. The event marked his official debut as music director of the Orchestra. Photo: Jessica Griffin
 
10/18/12, Philadelphia: Madame Desmarais and Yannick together backstage following the 2012 Opening Night concert. Photo: Jessica Griffin
 
10/18/12, Philadelphia: Opening Night Co-Chairs Osagie Imasogie (far left) and Priscilla Holmes (far right) with Renée Fleming and Yannick backstage following the 2012 Opening Night concert. Photo: Jessica Griffin
 
10/18/12, Philadelphia: Patrons gathered for dinner after the 2012 Opening Night concert in the Kimmel Center's Commonwealth Plaza. Photo: Jessica Griffin