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The Philadelphia Orchestra Plays Tchaikovsky and Liadov on WRTI: November 9 at 1 PM

Join us this Sunday, November 9 at 1 pm for the re-broadcast of a Philadelphia Orchestra concert from last January -  part of a three-week celebration of works by Tchaikovsky and his contemporaries.

British conductor Robin Ticciati returns to Philadelphia after a highly acclaimed debut in 2012. The young maestro launches the celebration with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, taking us on an emotional journey toward an exhilarating affirmation of life’s joys.

The program opens with Anatol Liadov’s short tone poem, The Enchanted Lake, employing a combination of Russian folk tunes and impressionist colors in this charming work inspired by an isolated lake outside St. Petersburg.


Renowned British pianistStephen Houghperforms the highly demanding Piano Concerto No. 1 of Tchaikovsky. He talks to WRTI's Susan Lewis about playing Tchaikovsky in this post.

Not to be missed! That's The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI, this Sunday, from 1 until 3 pm.

Gregg Whiteside is producer and host.

Liadov: The Enchanted Lake
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Robin Ticciati, conductor
Stephen Hough, piano

Detailed Program Notes

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.