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The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI: A Fabulous All-French Program, Dec. 8, 1 PM

Violinist Augustin Hadelich

This Sunday at 1 pm, from a concert at the end of October, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos returns to conclude his two-week residency, with a French afternoon of exotic, colorful music - Ravel’s Second Suite from his ballet Daphnis and Chloé, Debussy’s colorful images of a musical seascape in his most-famous work, La Mer, and showcasing German violinist Augustin Hadelich, making his Philadelphia  Orchestra debut in Lalo’s exuberant Symphonie espagnole.

Jeff Khaner talks about Ravel's famous flute solo in Daphnis and Chloe. The very challenging solo showcases the instrument, and has become a standard part of orchestral auditions.

During intermission, Susan Lewis will speak with Maestro Frühbeck and Principal Flute Jeffrey Khaner, and Jim Cotter will speak backstage with Mr. Hadelich.


That's Sunday, December 8, from 1 to 3 pm.  Don't miss it! Gregg Whiteside is producer and host.

Program notes here

Lalo: Symphonie espagnole, for violin and orchestra
Debussy: La Mer
Ravel: Suite No. 2 from Daphnis and Chloé

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin


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.