At a time when we need the music the most, concert halls around the world are dark. The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2019-2020 season, so exciting in this 250th Beethoven anniversary year, has been put on hold. However, Philadelphia Orchestra broadcasts of concerts from earlier this season will continue on WRTI 90.1.
The Philadelphia Orchestra has canceled performances of Beethoven’s Fifth and Sixth Symphonies scheduled for March 12th, 14th and 15th as a safety measure due to the coronavirus outbreak. But there's good news: Thanks to the unique partnership between WRTI and the Orchestra, the music will still be heard by thousands of listeners throughout our region and the world.
Curtis on Tour ensemble recorded live in the WRTI Performance Studio on November 20, 2019. Susan Lewis, host.
In the midst of an East Coast U.S. tour, alumni and student wind and string players from The Curtis Institute of Music visited WRTI's Performance Studio to play music by Penderecki and Beethoven and chat with WRTI's Susan Lewis.
Juliette Kang and C.J .Chang chat backstage with WRTI's Susan Lewis.
Join us on Sunday, November 24th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 when Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Philadelphians in all-Mozart concert from Verizon Hall with soloists from the ranks of The Philadelphia Orchestra, First Associate Concertmaster Juliette Kang, and Principal Viola C.J. Chang.
Join us on Saturday, June 15th from 4 to 6 PM to hear the GRAMMY-winning choir, The Crossing, sing "For Joe," a recollection honoring the life of Joseph Flummerfelt, the distinguished American choral conductor who passed away on March 1st at age 82.