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The Philadelphia Orchestra: Sibelius's Last Two Symphonies Without Interruption, Lang Lang, Rattle

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This Sunday from 2 to 4 pm, The Philadelphia Orchestra renews its historic connection with the great Finnish master Jean Sibelius (Stokowski led the U.S. premieres of his last three symphonies) as Simon Rattle will conduct the final two symphonies, Nos. 6 and 7, together without interruption, from a May, 2013 concert.

Also, musical mega-star and Curtis graduate Lang Lang performs Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto, a revolutionary work that foreshadowed the Romantic era in music. And, to open the program, a kinetic work by young American composer Andrew Norman. The title Unstuck refers to the moment when he overcame writers block and began composing at a furious pace.

During intermission, WRTI's Susan Lewis will speak with the always entertaining and insightful Sir Simon Rattle. Gregg Whiteside is your host.

Join us on Sunday, June 16 at 2 pm.

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.