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The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI: Brahms, Weber, and Beethoven, June 15th, 1 PM

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Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor"

Christoph von Dohnányi returns to the podium to conduct the Philadelphia Orchestra in a program of German masterpieces performed this past April at Verizon Hall, culminating in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, one of the most perfectly crafted works ever written!

Also on the program, Brahms’s Haydn Variations; which almost certainly gave Brahms the confidence to complete his long-awaited First Symphony.  In it, Brahms transforms a simple, lilting melody into a tour-de-force for orchestra.

And, not to be missed, Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Clarinet Ricardo Morales performs the jovial and virtuosic Clarinet Concerto No. 1 by Carl Maria von Weber, which, incidentally, was premiered in 1811, the same year as Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony!

During intermission,  Jim Cotter and Susan Lewis will go backstage with Mr. Morales and Maestro von Dohnanyi.

Join us Sunday, June 15, from 1 until 3 pm on WRTI. We hope you’ll be there. Gregg Whiteside is producer and host for this broadcast underwritten by Bryn Mawr Trust Wealth Management.That’s Sunday from 1 until 3 PM!

More information about the program, video, and detailed notes here

PROGRAM:

BRAHMS: Variations on a Theme by Haydn
WEBER: Clarinet Concerto No. 1
Ricardo Morales, Clarinet

INTERMISSION

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7

Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor

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.