Pete Checchia/Philadelphia Orchestra

On Sunday, May 12th at 1 PM, the Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast on WRTI brings us Sergei Prokofiev’s brilliant take on Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet.

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The Philadelphia Orchestra's recent, semi-staged version of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet featured much of the music from the ballet, with dancers from Brian Sanders' company JUNK often moving high above the orchestra. WRTI's Susan Lewis has more about how Prokofiev told the classic love story through music.