LIVE on WRTI! The Philadelphia Orchestra with Yannick, Trifonov, Mozart, April 9th at 2 PM

Apr 4, 2017

Not to be missed! On Sunday, April 9th, WRTI’s Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast will come to you LIVE from Verizon Hall, with the start time an hour later than usual—at 2 pm. And Yannick Nézet-Séguin will be back on the podium for a concert highlighted by the return to Philadelphia of the young Russian prodigy, pianist Daniil Trifonov! Listen at 90.1 FM in Philadelphia or on our mobile app!

Philadelphia Orchestra audiences remember well Trifonov's stunning 2015 subscription debut, when he performed and recorded the Grammy-nominated Rachmaninoff Variations with the Philadelphians for DG. Wow. He returns on April 9th to perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto N0. 9.

American composer Mason Bates will also be on stage activating the electronica elements of his fascinating and futuristic work, Alternative Energy.

And speaking of energy, Prometheus stole fire from the gods and gave it to man; and Beethoven and Liszt each gave us musically inspired gifts telling Prometheus’s tale—as ballet music, Beethoven’s Creatures of Prometheus, and symphonic poem, Liszt’s Prometheus, his 5th Symphonic Poem.

Not to be missed, WRTI's LIVE broadcast of the Philadelphia Orchestra concert from Verizon Hall, April 9th at 2 pm!

Read detailed program notes here


Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Op 43

Beethoven: Finale from The Creatures of Prometheus, Op 43

Bates: Alternative Energy

     Mason Bates, electronica


Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-Flat, K 271

     Daniil Trifonov, piano

Liszt: Prometheus, Symphonic Poem No. 5

     The Philadelphia Orchestra

     Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Gregg Whiteside is producer and host of the Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcasts on WRTI, every Sunday at 1 pm on WRTI 90.1 FM, online at, and on our new mobile app! NEW: rebroadcast of recorded concerts Monday at 7 pm on WRTI HD-2, as part of our new "Symphony at 7" lineup!