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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

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.