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All About The Pines of Rome

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Ottorino Resphigi (1879-1936)

Born in 1879, violinist, violist, conductor and composer Ottorino Respighi moved to Rome in 1913. He became internationally recognized for his trilogy of symphonic poems celebrating the fountains, pines, and festivals of the city. WRTI’s Susan Lewis considers The Pines of Rome.

Guest Conductor Rafael Frubeck de Borgos leads the Philadelphians in performances of The Pines of Rome at the Kimmel Center from October 17th to 19th. The program includes works by Beethoven and Liszt.

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Susan Lewis interviews organist Michael Stairs.

As senior producer of arts and culture, Susan writes and produces stories about music and the arts. She’s host and producer of WRTI’s TIME IN online interview series, and producer of The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert series, to which she also contributes weekly intermission interviews. She’s also been a regular host of WRTI’s Live from the Performance Studio sessions.