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Congratulations to WRTI's Creatively Speaking team: Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis, Meridee Duddleston, David Patrick Stearns, and Eric Brannon.Listen to these outstanding features from 2013 that have been selected by the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters:Outstanding Radio Feature Story/Report/Series:"Tribute to Wolfgang Sawallisch (1923-2013)""Where Music Lives Series"

Celebrating the Legacy of Sawallisch on Tour and at Home

Conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch led The Philadelphians from 1993 to 2003.

WRTI will broadcast a special 2005 archival Philadelphia Orchestra concert, led by Maestro Wolfgang Sawallisch (who died last February, 2013) on Sunday, January 19th at 1 pm. The program includes Hindemith’s Concert Music for Strings and Brass, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1  in C Major.

As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the ensemble’s late music director shared his musical gifts with audiences at home and abroad, leading the orchestra on eight international tours.

Listen to reflections about Sawallisch playing chamber music and enjoying musical jokes from Philadelphia Orchestra musicians Davyd Booth, Gloria dePasquale, and Richard Harlow.

Listen to reflections about Conductor Laureate Wolfgang Sawallisch on the podium in Philadelphia, and on tour, from Philadelphia Orchestra musicians Kathryn Picht Read, Jonathan Beiler, and Mark Gigliotti.

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