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The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert On WRTI: Tchaikovsky's 5th On April 21

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"Fate" is the unifying thread as guest conductor Andrey Boreyko conducts The Philadelphians in an exciting program beginning with the Entry of the Gods Into Valhalla ?from Wagner's Das Reingold, and culminating in the brilliant and brassy apotheosis of the "fate" motif that Tchaikovsky used in all four movements of his Symphony No. 5. 

In between, a spectacular display of drumming by soloist Colin Currie in Alberich Saved, a percussion concerto by the American composer Christopher Rouse.

Currie, one of the pre-eminent percussionists in the world, will speak with WRTI's Jim Cotter during the broadcast. And during Intermission, WRTI's  Susan Lewis will speak with Penn Music History Professor Jeffrey Kallberg about Tchaikovsky.  Gregg Whiteside is host. That's this Sunday, April 21st, 2 to 4 pm. Join us!

Detailed program notes on The Philadelphia Orchestra's website

Gregg was the host of WRTI's morning drive show from 2012 until his retirement from WRTI in January, 2021. He began producing and hosting The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert broadcasts in 2013, joining the Orchestra in Hong Kong for the first-ever live international radio broadcasts from that island in 2016, and in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem for two historic broadcasts in 2018. You can still hear Gregg as host of the Orchestra broadcasts every Sunday and Monday on WRTI.