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Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev & The Philadelphia Orchestra on WRTI: October 6th at 1 PM

Guest Conductor Jaap van Zweden takes the podium to conduct The Philadelphia Orchestra in an all-Russian program from last April. You'll hear two major works: Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence, inspired by the sights and sounds of Italy, and performed in an expanded version for the full strings of The Philadelphians, and - the work that saw Sergei Prokofiev at the pinnacle of his career - his Symphony No. 5, composed in the final days of World War II. It’s a symphonic masterpiece!

During intermission, WRTI's Susan Lewis speaks backstage with The Philadelphia Orchestra's First Associate Concertmaster Juliette Kang. Join us this Sunday at our new time - 1 to 3 pm. Gregg Whiteside is host and producer.

PROGRAM
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, for string orchestra
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5

Jaap van Zweden: conductor

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.