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Maestro Frühbeck de Burgos' Final Performance with The Philadelphians: August 3, 1 PM on WRTI

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The esteemed conductor Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos passed away on June 11, 2014 at age 80. He made his U.S. debut with the Orchestra on Valentine’s Day in 1969 and became a regular presence on the Orchestra’s podium.";s:

This Sunday at 1 pm, it's a re-broadcast of an October, 2013 concert. Spanish conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos concluded his two-week Philadelphia Orchestra 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.

This was to be the late Maestro's final performance with the Orchestra he loved, and his death in June makes this concert all the more poignant. Read the Orchestra's blog post about the loss of the great conductor.

During intermission, you'll hear Susan Lewis' interviews with Maestro Frühbeck and Principal Flute Jeffrey Khaner, and Jim Cotter's conversation backstage with Mr. Hadelich.

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

PROGRAM:
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

The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcasts on WRTI are underwritten by Bryn Mawr Trust Wealth Management.

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.