The Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin has this week announced the release of his own specially-curated symphonic playlist … for pets.
Inspired by the conductor’s recent visit to the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the 34-hour, 326-classical works, playlist is available now on Apple Music and Spotify.
“I couldn’t resist the opportunity to blend my love of music with my love of animals …” the 44-year-old superstar conductor has said.
“Seeing the way my own cats react to the music we play at home, and learning from the PSPCA the benefits of music in shelters, I wanted to do my part to make the experience for the loving animals at the shelter a little bit better,” he has said.
“A shelter is a very unnatural place for these animals to be residing for any length of time … anything we can do to create a calmer space for them, putting them in a better state of mind, will help shorten their stay and ultimately find them their forever families,” Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals coordinator, Kayla Dorney has said.