Yannick Comes To Philadelphia

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Conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin, at Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center in December. (Laurence Kesterson / Staff Photographer)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin becomes the Philadelphia Orchestra's music director-designate today - as of the expected nod from the orchestra's board this morning.

And then he comes to town to meet his new public with a series of events Friday.

Details are still falling into place, but he will likely meet the orchestra board and staff, attend a public signing of his contract, and perhaps get a chance to listen to his new charges perform at a free neighborhood concert in Upper Darby. Details to come.

He's also expected to have his first encounter with a cheesesteak. Asked about it yesterday, he used those famous last words.

"Maybe just one," he said.

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