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The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert On WRTI: Lang Lang Plays Beethoven, Rattle Conducts

Join us this Sunday, September 15th at 2 pm on WRTI as Sir Simon Rattle taps into an historic connection that The Philadelphia Orchestra has enjoyed with the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, conducting his final two symphonies without interruption, right after intermission. 

Before intermission, Curtis grad and piano superstar Lang Lang will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3.

Sunday's concert, from mid-May, begins with the first Philadelphia performance of a work by a young composer born in the Midwest, raised in Modesto, California, and currently living in Brooklyn, NY - Andrew Norman. His Unstuck is scored for a large orchestra, comprising triple woodwinds, brass, harp, a large battery of percussion, and strings, cleverly scored as a series of musical mosaics that return and recombine throughout the course of the musical narrative. It's a fun piece you won't want to miss!

WRTI's Susan Lewis speaks with Simon Rattle during intermission. That's this Sunday from 2 to 4 pm.

Program notes on The Philadelphia Orchestra's website


Norman - Unstuck

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3


Sibelius - Symphony No. 6

Sibelius - Symphony No. 7


Simon Rattle - Conductor

Lang Lang - Piano