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The Philadelphia Orchestra Plays Beethoven, Liszt, and Respighi on WRTI: Sunday at 1 PM

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French pianist Lise de la Salle makes her Philadelphia Orchestra debut in this concert broadcast.

WRTI's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast this Sunday, December 1st at 1 pm brings you a Verizon Hall concert from mid October, that saw the return to the podium of perennial audience favorite Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, who made his Philadelphia Orchestra (and United States) debut in 1969. The Maestro kicks off a two-week residency, the second week of which includes his 150th performance with the Orchestra here in Philadelphia.

A couple of works by Beethoven before intermission: the King Stephen Overture and Symphony No. 8, and then after intermission, the exceptional young French pianist Lise de la Salle makes her Philadelphia Orchestra debut with Liszt’s impassioned Piano Concerto No. 2, followed by the feast of sound that is Respighi’s The Pines of Rome!

That's this Sunday, December 1, from 1 to 3 pm. Join us! Gregg Whiteside is producer and host.

PROGRAM:

Beethoven - Overture to King Stephen
Beethoven - Symphony No. 8
Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 2
Respighi - The Pines of Rome

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor
Lise de la Salle, piano

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.