Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

Selected Sundays, 5 to 6 pm

On Sundays in January and Februray, we bring you live, recorded concert performances of The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia conducted by Dirk Brossé, music director. A founding resident company of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia is a 33-member professional ensemble founded in 1964. The Chamber Orchestra has a well-established reputation for distinguished performances of repertoire from the Baroque period through the 21st century.

Jan. 5th, 2020:

PROGRAM:

Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 6 in C Major

Manuel de Falla: "El Amor Brujo" Suite

Dirk Brossé, conductor

                     
 

Join us on Sunday at 5 pm for Applause! It's our monthly broadcast of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and this month features Music Director Dirk Brossé, and Conductor Laureate Ignat Solzhenitsyn conducting the concert, recorded in the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center. 

Don't miss this month's broadcast of Applause! It's The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in concert. **Please note, this month's program will be heard on Saturday at 5 pm. Dirk Brossé conducts, and the orchestra's principal flutist Edward Schultz plays music by Malcolm Arnold.  Dave Conant is your host for the broadcast.

Don't miss Sunday's broadcast of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia from 5 to 6 pm. Dave Conant is your host for a broadcast featuring the Orchestra's three music directors, in music of Gluck, Schubert, and current Music Director Dirk Brossé. 

You'll hear two sparkling Baroque cello concertos on this month's Applause! broadcast of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Sunday, January 18th at 5 pm. 

In this all-Beethoven program, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Music Director Dirk Brossé guides you through two works by classical music’s master. Both were written within the decade Beethoven became increasingly aware that his deafness was incurable. Guest soloist Hanchien Lee, who made her Philadelphia Orchestra debut at age 16, infuses the “Emperor” Piano Concerto with her trademark eloquence and virtuosity.

Join us for a very special broadcast of two works (old and new) recorded live by The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia this past September at the Kimmel Center. The 21-year-old composer and pianist Conrad Tao (hailed as "brilliant" by The New York Times) is soloist in the world premiere of his own composition, An Adjustment - for Piano, Orchestra, and Electronics, and Saint-Saens' Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor. Dirk Brossé conducts. Sunday, October 18, 5 to 6 pm on WRTI with host Dave Conant.

Join us for two orchestral favorites with two conductors on this month's Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia broadcast. Music Director Dirk Brossé leads Tchaikovsky's beloved Serenade for Strings, and Thomas Hong, guest conductor, leads a performance of the spirited Divertimento in D, K. 136, written by a 16-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

On this month’s Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Applause! broadcast, it’s Schoenberg and Beethoven, with Conductor Laureate Ignat Solzhenitsyn on the podium, and at the keyboard, Sunday, June 21, 5  to 6 pm. 

The program features a performance of the Chamber Symphony No. 2, a work that took Arnold Schoenberg over 30 years to complete. By the time he was finished, the composer had gone through major stylistic changes, and his work, completed in 1939, is a look back for the composer. 

After five decades and more than 300 concerts, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia finished its 50th anniversary season with a special commemorative performance in Verizon Hall in early May. Maestro Dirk Brossé conducted a spirited program, which you can hear this Sunday, May 17, 5 to 6 pm on WRTI.

  This past season, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia celebrated its 50th anniversary. Started as the Concerto Soloists in 1964, by then-Music Director Marc Mostovoy as a way for audiences to hear Baroque and Classical chamber works, and to provide performance opportunities for young professional musicians emerging from the Curtis Institute of Music and other regional training programs, the ensemble's reputation has only grown stronger over the years.

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