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The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert On WRTI: Two Popular Russian Works!

This Sunday from 2 to 4 pm, Guest Conductor Jaap van Zweden takes the podium to conduct The Philadelphia Orchestra in an all-Russian program from mid-April, which offers two major works. Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence, inspired by the sights and sounds of Italy, was originally scored for string sextet. We’ll hear it performed in an expanded version for the full strings of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

And  – the work that saw Sergei Prokofiev at the pinnacle of his career – his Symphony No. 5, composed in the final days of World War II, is a symphonic masterpiece that you'll love!

During intermission, Susan Lewis will speak with the Orchestra's First Associate Concertmaster, Juliette Kang, and Jim Cotter will speak with Maestro van Zweden. Not to be missed! Do join us, this Sunday, May 12th, 2 to 4 pm.

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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.