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It's All Bach With Nicholas McGegan And The Philadelphia Orchestra: August 11, 2 PM

Amanda Hall Studios

Virtuosic soloists from The Philadelphia Orchestra will be featured in five sparkling and propulsive works by J.S. Bach this Sunday. The performance is further enhanced by Baroque specialist Nicholas McGegan, who brought a fresh and animated approach to these familiar masterworks when the performances took place at Verizon Hall back in mid-April.

Originally scheduled to include the first four of the Brandenburg Concerti, a last-second program change due to a lip injury suffered by Principal Trumpet David Bilger necessitated the cancelation of the Second Brandenburg, and the addition of the challenging Bach Double Violin Concerto, played sublimely by Associate Principal Concertmaster Juliette Kang and Principal Second Violin Kimberly Fisher.

The program concludes with Bach's ever-popular Orchestral Suite No. 3, with its famous Air on the G-String!

During intermission, Susan Lewis speaks with Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Oboist Richard Woodhams, and Jim Cotter spends some quality time with guest conductor Nicholas McGegan. Gregg Whiteside is host and producer. Sunday, August 11, 2 to 4 pm.

Program Notes


BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1

BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4

BACH: Concerto for Two Violins (Double Concerto)

BACH: Orchestral Suite No. 3 

That's this Sunday from 2 to 4 pm, not to be missed!

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.