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Mozart and Verdi with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia on WRTI, April 26 at 4 PM

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Pianist Sean Chen won Third Prize at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, becoming the first American to reach the finals since 1997.

Mozart and Verdi make up the program for this month's Applause! broadcast on WRTI from the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. Guest conductor Nir Kabaretti led the concert in the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center this past March. The internationally acclaimed conductor is music director of the South West Florida Symphony and continues his tenure as music and artistic director of the Santa Barbara Symphony.

Pianist Sean Chen joined Kabaretti and the Chamber Orchestra for the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27.  In 2013 Chen won the American Pianists Association's DeHaan Classical Fellowship, one of the most lucrative and significant prizes available to an American pianist. He also won Third Prize at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, becoming the first American to reach the finals since 1997.

Join host Dave Conant from 4 to 5 pm on Sunday (one hour earlier than usual) for this broadcast concert by The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia on WRTI.

Program:

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 in Bb, K.595

Verdi: String Symphony in E (arranged from Verdi’s string quartet)

Sean Chen, piano

Nir Kabaretti, conductor