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The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI: Special highlights show includes works by Florence Price, Mozart, Ravel, and Beethoven

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Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Oboe Phillipe Tondre

Join us on Sunday, February 20th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1, and Monday, February 21st at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 to hear highlights from WRTI's new series of Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcasts.

Series host Melinda Whiting and producer Susan Lewis co-present this special program, sharing some of their favorite selections from the Orchestra’s first concerts before live audiences after the COVID-19 shutdown, including opening nights at both Verizon Hall and Carnegie Hall, as well as subsequent concerts in October and November and the Orchestra’s recent Martin Luther King Day concert.

You'll get a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the broadcast series, which now has a slightly new format, including anecdotes from Susan’s interviews with soloists, guest conductors, composers, and music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Included are several performances of Beethoven, Ravel, Valerie Coleman, and Florence Price led by Yannick, plus appearances by guest conductors Susanna Mälkki, and Rafael Payare. There’s also a solo turn in Mozart by The Philadelphia Orchestra’s new principal oboist, Philippe Tondre, and chamber music performances by members of the Orchestra.

*Please support WRTI here during our Winter Member Drive to keep this series, and all of the music you love, on the air for the entire community to enjoy.

PROGRAM:

Valerie Coleman: Seven O’Clock Shout
Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C major, K. 314: III. Rondo, Allegretto
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite, excerpts
Strauss/Hasenöhrl: Till Eulenspiegel, einmal anders
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93: IV. Allegro vivace
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Florence Price: Symphony No. 1 in e minor: III. Juba Dance; IV: Finale
Bizet, arr. Kelly and Matsukawa:“Habanera” from Carmen
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D major: IV: Allegro molto
Ravel: Bolero

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Susanna Mälkki, and Rafael Payare, conductors

Philippe Tondre, oboe

Listen to The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcasts, every Sunday at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1, streaming at WRTI.org, on the WRTI mobile app, and on your favorite smart speaker. Listen again on Mondays at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2. Listen for up to two weeks after broadcast on WRTI Replay.