Yannick Nézet-Séguin Extends Contract with Philadelphia Orchestra

By Francisco Salazar

The Philadelphia Orchestra has extended Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s contract to 2030.

In a statement, the organization said, “we are thrilled to share the news that Yannick Nézet-Séguin has extended his contract through 2030, with a newly expanded title of the music and artistic director. We look forward to the continuation of the extraordinary partnership between Yannick and The Philadelphia Orchestra for many years to come! ”

In a statement the President and CEO Matías Tarnopolsky said, “a truly great and relevant orchestra in the 21st century is a collaboration of the best musicians and music director, seeking to renew and revitalize the art form while honoring and celebrating its traditions. This is the singular and thrilling equation of Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra.”

The Philadelphia Orchestra will celebrate the news with a citywide celebration under the banner of “Philly Loves Yannick Week,” including Yannick-themed drink specials across the city, a limited-edition Yannick bobblehead, and more.

The news comes on the same day that Nézet-Séguin won two Grammy awards for his collaboration with the Metropolitan Opera and Renee Fleming.