The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI: Hilary Hahn, Vieuxtemps, Bizet, and Stravinsky

Jan 1, 2021

Welcome 2021 with The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on Sunday, January 3rd at 1 PM and Monday, January 4th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2. It's a festive and memorable concert from December, 2015 with Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium conducting a suite from Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen, and Stravinsky’s complete Firebird ballet, with lavish orchestration, including three harps! It’s a rare opportunity to hear the complete score of this revolutionary work.

Also on the program is Hilary Hahn’s brilliant performance of Henri Vieuxtemps’ Violin Concerto No 4, composed while he was serving as violinist to Czar Nicholas I in St. Petersburg.

During intermission, WRTI’s Susan Lewis speaks with Hilary Hahn, and Bliss Mickelson talks backstage with Yannick.

Read the detailed program notes from the concert.

Bizet: Carmen, Suite No. 1
Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 4
   Hilary Hahn, violin


Stravinsky: The Firebird (complete ballet)
   Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Gregg Whiteside is producer and host of The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcasts on WRTI 90.1 FM in Philadelphia and streaming online at, every Sunday from 1 to 3 pm and repeated on Mondays at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2.