Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Hans van der Woerd

A pairing of two choral works—one of them a world premiere—and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, in the famous Ravel orchestration, highlight this week's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast, Sunday, July 18th at 1 pm on WRTI 90.1, and Monday, July 19th at 7 pm on WRTI HD-2.

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Philadelphia Orchestra First Associate Concertmaster Juliette Kang is soloist in a performance of Max Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy, as WRTI’s Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast airs a 2018 concert from the Orchestra’s British Isles Festival.

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It was in 1832 that the great virtuoso violinist Niccolò Paganini—also an extraordinary violist—became the proud new owner of a Stradivarius viola. Wanting to show it off, but frustrated by the lack of concertos featuring the instrument, he commissioned Hector Berlioz to write a work that would help him put his purchase on display.

Steve J. Sherman

Join us on Sunday, June 13th at 1 PM and Monday, June 14th at 7 PM as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, in a concert from 2018, conducts a program featuring a world premiere by Nico Muhly, one of the most popular of all piano concertos—Grieg’s A minor—and the work Rachmaninoff composed with the Philadelphia Sound in mind, the Symphonic Dances. André Watts is soloist.

Dario Acosta

Join us on Sunday, June 6th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and Monday, June 7th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 to hear a 2017 Philadelphia Orchestra concert that was broadcast live from Verizon Hall, highlighted by the return to Philadelphia of Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts.

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On Sunday, May 30th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and Monday, May 31st at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2, Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts an emotionally charged work by composer, jazz trumpeter and educator Hannibal Lokumbe, commissioned by The Philadelphia Orchestra and given its world premiere back in 2015.

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Join us on Sunday, May 23rd at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and Monday, May 24th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 to hear The Philadelphia Orchestra perform Gustav Mahler’s last completed composition, which he lived neither to premiere nor even rehearse: his Symphony No. 9.

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Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 9 was the last symphony the Austrian composer completed before he died.  Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin talks with us about the very human story behind this monumental work, ranked as the 4th greatest symphony of all time in a 2018 BBC Magazine poll of 151 conductors.

Hans Van Der Woerd

Join us on Sunday, May 9 at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and Monday, May 10 at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 to hear this 2016 Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast with pianist Hélène Grimaud who performs a concerto close to her heart—the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2.

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Paul Jacobs, the only organist ever to have won a Grammy Award, will perform in all three works on our Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast on Sunday, April 25th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and Monday, April 26th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2.

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