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LIVE! The Philadelphia Orchestra on WRTI: Holst, Mendelssohn, Salerno-Sonnenberg, March 22, 2 PM

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg

Join us for a very special treat on Sunday, March 22nd as our Philadelphia Orchestra broadcast comes to you LIVE from Verizon Hall at 2 pm - an hour later than usual - in a concert featuring violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, a Philadelphia favorite since she debuted with the Orchestra at the age of 10.

Guest conductor Gianandrea Noseda

She joins conductor Gianandrea Noseda for a performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, one of the most popular works in the violin repertory.

Opening the concert is Respighi’s Second Suite of Ancient Airs and Dances for the Lute, based on Italian and French music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

And the concert ends on a heavenly note, with Gustav Holst’s orchestral suite, The Planets. The great English composer was a devotee of astrology, and he created the work to depict each planet’s influence on the human psyche. The Women of the Philadelphia Singers Chorale join the Orchestra to perform the work’s final movement, "Neptune, the Mystic."

WRTI's Susan Lewis and Kile Smith bring you Intermission interviews with Maestro Noseda and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg.
That's Sunday, March 22 at 2 pm (one hour later than usual) - LIVE from Verizon Hall. The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert with host Gregg Whiteside broadcasting on location at the Kimmel Center. View a broadcast map here, or listen online at wrti.org.

Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances for the Lute, Set 2
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Holst: The Planets

Gianandrea Noseda, conductor

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin

David Hayes, music director, Women of the Philadelphia Singers Chorale

If you'd like to attend the concert, you can purchase tickets here.

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.