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The Philadelphia Orchestra's First Live Radio Broadcast In 13 Years: An Encore On August 18th, 2 PM

Join us this Sunday at 2 pm for a very special treat. It's the Philadelphia Orchestra's May 24th LIVE broadcast of a concert tribute to the Orchestra’s former Music Director Wolfgang Sawallisch. This was the first live Philadelphia Orchestra broadcast in 13 years, and a memorable event it was, featuring a performance by violinist Gil Shaham of the Brahms Violin Concerto. Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium.

The program opens with the deeply moving third movement (Adagio espressivo) from Robert Schumann’s Second Symphony, ?followed by Janácek's Sinfonietta, a festive work with a stunning opening brass fanfare that includes 12 trumpets. And, to conclude the program, three Dvorak Slavonic Dances.

During intermission, WRTI's Susan Lewis goes backstage with Yannick, and WRTI's Jim Cotter pays a visit to Dressing Room A for a conversation with Gil Shaham.

If you missed this live broadcast the first time around, don't miss it again! That's this Sunday, August 18, 2 to 4:30 pm.

Schumann - Third movement from Symphony No. 2
Janácek - Sinfonietta
Brahms - Violin Concerto
Dvorák - Slavonic Dance No. 1
Dvorák - Slavonic Dance No. 10
Dvorák - Slavonic Dance No. 8

Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Gil Shaham - Violin

Gregg was the host of WRTI's morning drive show from 2012 until his retirement from WRTI in January, 2021. He began producing and hosting The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert broadcasts in 2013, joining the Orchestra in Hong Kong for the first-ever live international radio broadcasts from that island in 2016, and in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem for two historic broadcasts in 2018. You can still hear Gregg as host of the Orchestra broadcasts every Sunday and Monday on WRTI.