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Violinist Hilary Hahn Performs With The Philadelphia Orchestra on WRTI: Sunday, Sept. 29, 2 PM

Yannick Nezet-Seguin is on the podium this Sunday at 2 pm in a recorded concert from this past May, which featured Hilary Hahn's return to Philadelphia for Korngold's Violin Concerto. This colorful and cinematic score grew out of Korngold's success in Hollywood while writing many of his treasured film soundtracks.

Also on the program, trademark fanfares, folk melodies, and thunderous crescendos punctuate Mahler's First Symphony, along with humorous folk tunes and inventive orchestrations.

And, in addition, a chance to hear a rarely heard and vibrant work by Richard Strauss, another 20th-century master. You'll hear Strauss's Love Scene from his opera Feuersnot - some of the most ravishing music he ever wrote!

During intermission, Susan Lewis' wonderful interview with Ms. Hahn is not to be missed. And both Yannick and The Philadelphia Orchestra's Principal Clarinet Ricardo Morales have some very interesting things to say about about Mahler's hugely popular First Symphony.

Yannick on Mahler's Symphony No. 1

Principal Clarinet Ricardo Morales on Mahler's Symphony No. 1

That's this Sunday, from 2 to 4 pm. Gregg Whiteside is host and producer.

Program notes on The Philadelphia Orchestra's website


Strauss: Love Scene from Feuersnot

Korngold : Violin Concerto


Mahler: Symphony No. 1


Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Hilary Hahn, 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.