History will be made when The Philadelphia Orchestra kicks off its 2016 Asia Tour with two concerts at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. And you'll be right there! WRTI's Gregg Whiteside is traveling across the globe to China to bring you both performances live, in real time, on WRTI. Tune in at 90.1 FM in Philadelphia, or listen online at WRTI.org.
Yannick Nezet-Seguin will lead the Orchestra — which last visited Hong Kong 11 years ago with Christoph Eschenbach — in Brahms' Second Symphony and Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade on Thursday, May 19th, and Beethoven's String Quartet No. 11 ("Serioso") in Mahler's arrangement for string orchestra and Bruckner's Symphony No. 4 ("Romantic") on Friday, May 20th. Both concerts start at 8 AM EDT. Check out photos on Facebook!
Gregg Whiteside is producer and host of The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcasts on WRTI 90.1 FM in Philadelphia and streaming online at WRTI.org, every Sunday from 1 to 3 pm.