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The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Perform The Pines of Rome: Sunday, October 13, 1 PM

Chris Lee
Yannick Nezet-Seguin

We look forward to your company this Sunday at 1 pm for an archival broadcast concert from November of 2011, when then-Music Director Designate Yannick Nézet-Séguin stepped forward to increase his time with The Philadelphia Orchestra and its audiences, and directed an impressive Italian-themed program, featuring Tchaikovsky's Francesca da Rimini, Mendelssohn's 4th Symphony, Verdi's Overture to La Forza del Destino and Respighi's Pines of Rome!

At Intermission, we'll hear Meridee Duddleston's feature on harpist Edna Phillips, and then Susan Lewis' interviews with the Orchestra's current Principal Harp Elizabeth Hainen and Associate Principal Clarinet Sam Caviezel, who has some interesting things to say about Verdi's Forza Overture.

Program notes, audio, and photos

Not to be missed! That's The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI this Sunday, October 13 from 1 to 3 pm. Gregg Whiteside is host and producer.

You can hear The Philadelphians perform The Pines of Rome  in person at the Kimmel Center, under the baton of Guest Conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, October 17, 18, and 19. Program details and tickets here.

Listen to Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Principal Clarinet Sam Caviezel talk with Susan Lewis about how the clarinet depicts a nightingale in The Pines of Rome.


Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini

Mendelssohn : Symphony No. 4 ("Italian")

Verdi: Overture to La forza del destino

Respighi: The Pines of Rome

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, 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.