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In Concert with Sawallisch and The Philadelphia Orchestra in 2005: January 19 at 1 PM on WRTI

Wolfgang Sawallisch (1923-2013)

Listen to WRTI 90.1 FM at 1 pm on Sunday for a special archival Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast from February 19, 2005. On the podium is the Orchestra’s former Music Director Wolfgang Sawallisch, just 2 weeks before his last appearance with the Philadelphians.

On the program that day were Hindemith’s Concert Music for Strings and Brass, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D, played brilliantly by the Orchestra's Concertmaster David Kim, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 - all works that were special to the late Maestro.

During intermission, WRTI's Susan Lewis speaks with members of the Orchestra, as they fondly remember their former music director, who passed away last February, 2013. Gregg Whiteside is producer and host.

Cellist Gloria dePasquale shares memories of Maestro Sawallisch with WRTI's Susan Lewis.

Not to be missed! That’s Sunday, January 19th from 1 to 3 pm on WRTI 90.1 FM and online at wrti.org

Check out upcoming Philadelphia Orchestra concerts here!


Hindemith: Konzertmusik for Strings and Brass, Op. 50
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C, Op. 21

Wolfgang Sawallisch, conductor
David Kim, 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.