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The Philadelphians on WRTI: Pianist Imogen Cooper Plays Beethoven, Sept. 20th, 1 PM

Benjamin Ealovega
Pianist Imogen Cooper

Join us for a Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert re-broadcast from last February, that looks back to a time when concerto soloists and members of instrumental ensembles led their colleagues, while also performing themselves.

Credit Ryan Donnell
Concertmaster David Kim leads the Philadelphians without a conductor in this broadcast, recorded live at Verizon Hall in February.

On Sunday's broadcast, Concertmaster David Kim and pianist Imogen Cooper will do the leading, in a program that features Edvard Grieg’s “Holberg” Suite, written to commemorate the bicentennial of the celebrated early-18th century Danish writer Ludwig Holberg. Also on the program is Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2, which Imogen Cooper will lead from the keyboard. And – after intermission – it's Mozart’s Symphony No. 38, known as the “Prague,” since it premiered there on Mozart’s first trip to the Bohemian capital in 1787. David Kim will lead this work from his first chair in the violin section.


Grieg : "Holberg" Suite
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2
Mozart: Symphony No. 38 ("Prague")

David Kim, leader
Imogen Cooper, pianist and leader

Jim Cotter speaks with this week's soloist, Imogen Cooper