WRTI presents Symphony in C under the baton of Music Director Rossen Milanov on March 17th at 4 pm. Written when Mendelssohn was only 17, his Midsummer Night's Dream Overture was the first "concert overture" - a work not intended to introduce a dramatic presentation, but to represent, complete in itself, a literary work, or story, or place.
It's an afternoon of Chopin, Rodrigo, and Lutoslawski on our monthly Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia broadcast. Dirk Brosse conducts Chopin's Piano Concerto, No.2 in F minor. Then, it's Rodrigo's beloved Concierto de Aranjuez led by Andrew Grams, and finally Lutoslawski's Funeral Music led by Conductor Laureate Ignat Solzhenitsyn.Sunday, October 21st, 5 to 6 pm. Join us!
It's the first broadcast of the season for the acclaimed Symphony in C, and it's an exciting Sunday afternoon on WRTI. The program starts with the 2013 winner of Symphony in C's Young Composers' Competition, a work by Douglas Buchanan. Pianist Di Wu joins the orchestrafor a Rachmaninoff favorite, and the concert concludes with Tchaikovsky's final symphony. Music Director Rossen Milanov conducts. Sunday, October 14th, 3 to 5 pm.
In recent times, Philadelphians have been made well aware of the fiscal challenges of sustaining a symphony orchestra. Now, around the country, other cities are experiencing such problems first hand. Serious doubts hang over the immediate viability of orchestras in Atlanta, Minnesota, St Paul, Indianapolis, and San Antonio with others likely to soon follow suit.
Yet in Camden, New Jersey, a city whose very municipal infrastructure is under threat, its orchestra - Symphony In C - continues to garner and grow support, audience, and reputation.