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The Philadelphians and WRTI at the Mann Center: Join us on August 1st!

WRTI has teamed up with The Philadelphia Orchestra and The Mann Center for the Performing Arts to present our first-ever People's Choice Concert. Join us at the Mann on August 1st when the Fabulous Philadelphians play a *program selected by YOU! Gregg Whiteside will be your host for the evening. Astral Artist Eunice Kim (violin) will be the soloist.

(*Voting took place in June; thanks so much to everyone who participated!)

Interested in attending the concert? Good news...it's FREE!  Tickets are available here on a first-come, first-served basis.  The concert takes place on Friday, August 1st at 8 pm, with doors opening at 6 pm.

UPDATE: You can help select the encore at the concert! During intermission, text SONGA - Rossini's William Tell Overture (excerpt) or SONGB - Brahms' Hungarian Dance No. 5 to 89887 and sign up for mobile alerts from the Mann. Text voting will conclude at the end of intermission. (You can stop receiving mobile alerts by replying "STOPMANN" to any alerts received from 89887.)

It's guaranteed to be a spectacular evening of music! See you there!

Here is the list of classical works that you voted on in June, in random order. The top 9 will be performed on Friday night.

Wagner: Tannhäuser: Venusburg

Borodin: Polovtsian Dances

Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite

Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet-Fantasy Overture

Wagner: Die Walküre/Ride of the Valkyries

Smetana: The Moldau

Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1

Liszt: Les Preludes

Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture

Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol

Sibelius: Finlandia

Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty highlights

Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila/Bacchanal

Sarasate: Carmen fantasy

Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture