Animals

This may be one of the most endearing stories you've ever heard about Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who currently shares his home with three cats, and has a soft spot in his heart for all animals.

A bestiary in the Middle Ages was a book of illustrations of animals, each accompanied by a moral lesson.   Sir James MacMillan’s musical bestiary for organ and orchestra is informed by his Scottish background, different musical traditions, and a sharp sense of social satire. WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more.

There’s some great classical music not often played at adult concert series. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, The Philadelphia Orchestra’s principal guest conductor points to several under-performed masterworks that speak to everyone.