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The Philadelphia Orchestra On WRTI: Tchaikovsky's 5th, Percussionist Colin Currie

Penn Music History Professor Jeffrey Kallberg talks to Susan Lewis about Tchaikovsky's secret correspondence with a patron, Countess von Meck.

This Sunday, July 28th at 2 pm, our Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert broadcast brings us guest conductor Andrey Boreyko, music director of the Dusseldorf Symphony, and percussionist Colin Currie, in a rebroadcast of a program from Verizon Hall last March.

You'll hear Wagner’s majestic "Entry of the Gods into Valhalla," from Das Rheingold, one of Christopher Rouses’s most ingenious concertos, Der Gerettete Alberich (Alberich Saved), for percussionist and orchestra, and Tchaikovsky’s rousing Symphony No. 5!  An exciting program, not to be missed!

During intermission, Jim Cotter speaks with percussionist Colin Currie, and Susan Lewis converses with  Jeffrey Kallberg, associate dean for arts and letters, and professor of music history at the University of Pennsylvania, about Tchaikovsky.

That's this Sunday afternoon, 2 to 5 pm. Gregg Whiteside is producer and host.

Detailed program notes on The Philadelphia Orchestra's website