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The Philadelphians on WRTI: David Kim Plays Tchaikovsky, Cristian Macelaru Conducts, Jan. 25, 1 PM

Join us on Sunday, January 25th at 1 pm for a Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert re-broadcast of a Verizon Hall performance first heard in December of 2013. You'll hear two delightful pieces by Tchaikovsky that feature Concertmaster David Kim as soloist: the Serenade Melancholique, and Valse-Scherzo - both personally meaningful works to Mr. Kim, who was the only American awarded a prize at the 1986 quadrennial Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.

Also on Sunday's program, Ravel's glistening Rapsodie Espagnole, infused with the rhythms and folk songs reminiscent of the Spanish countryside, and Stravinsky's ballet Petroushka, about a puppet that comes to life - an energetic and satirical work full of wit and humor. Philadelphia Orchestra Conductor-in-Residence Cristian Macelaru in on the podium. Gregg Whiteside is producer and host.

During intermission, Susan Lewis speaks with David Kim and  Cristian Macelaru.

That's Sunday, January 25, from 1 to 3 pm.  Don't miss it!

Program notes and photos

Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole
Tchaikovsky: sérénade mélancolique, for violin and orchestra
Tchaikovsky: Valse-scherzo, for violin and orchestra
Stravinsky: Petroushka

Cristian Macelaru, conductor
David Kim, violin


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.