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The Philadelphians in Concert on WRTI: Vivaldi's THE FOUR SEASONS, August 24th at 1 PM

Antonio Vivaldi (1678—1741). His first four violin concerti, known as "The Four Seasons," were composed in 1723.";

This Sunday at 1 pm on WRTI, it's a delightful re-broadcast of a Philadelphia Orchestra program from last November at Verizon Hall, which begins with Vivaldi’s famous four violin concerti known as "The Four Seasons," as vivid today as they were nearly 300 years ago. Violinist Giuliano Carmignola joins Richard Egarr, two of the foremost early-music specialists in the world today, for performances of these works.


Philadelphia Orchestra Principal trumpet David Bilger speaks with WRTI's Susan Lewis about his experience playing works by Haydn.

Following intermission - during which WRTI's Jim Cotter speaks with Maestro Egarr, and WRTI's Susan Lewis speaks with the Orchestra's Principal Flutist David Bilger - it's the music of 17th-century English composer Henry Purcell, a suite from his music for The Fairy Queen - his adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream - and Haydn’s Symphony No. 101, one of his great “London” symphonies, nicknamed “The Clock” for the “ticking” rhythm of its second movement.

Not to be missed! That’s this Sunday, August 24th,  from 1 to 3 pm, The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI. Gregg Whiteside is producer and host. Detailed Program Notes here.

This broadcast is underwritten by Bryn Mawr Trust Wealth Management.

VIVALDI: "The Four Seasons" Violin Concerti
PURCELL: The Fairy Queen
HAYDN: Symphony No. 101 (“The Clock”)
Giuliano Carmignola, violin
Richard Egarr, 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.