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The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI: Gil Shaham Plays Bartok, Sunday, July 17th at 1 PM

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Violinist Gil Shaham

Join us on Sunday from 1 to 3 pm for The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert. This week, you'll hear a re-broadcast of a performance of Bela Bartok’s Violin Concerto No. 2, infused with the dance rhythms of Hungarian folklore, and played by the multi award-winning violinist Gil Shaham.

Also on the program, more of that famous “Philadelphia Sound,” a recurring theme in this 116th season of the Orchestra, Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No.1, from the incidental music to Henryk Ibsen’s play.

The concert concludes with a work by Jean Sibelius composed during a harrowing time of serious health problems and the horrors of the First World War – his Symphony No 5.

Read The Philadelphia Orchestra's program notes for this concert here.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts, and during intermission, Susan Lewis speaks backstage with both Gil Shaham and Yannick.

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Listen to Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin speak with Susan Lewis.

We hope you’ll enjoy the concert with us on Sunday, June 17th at 1 pm on WRTI-FM and the all-classical stream at WRTI.org.

Gregg Whiteside is producer and host of The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcasts on WRTI, every Sunday at 1 pm.