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The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI: Brahms's Double Concerto, Sunday, July 31 at 1 PM

Join us on Sunday for The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI. This re-broadcast brings us a lucky survivor among Mozart’s earlier symphonies, many of which were forgotten after his death. The Symphony No. 29, which Mozart composed at age 18, is full of charm, elegance, and irresistible high spirits, and Donald Runnicles, is on the podium.

Unlike the prolific Mozart, who composed nearly 100 symphonies and concertos, Brahms wrote just four of each, and that most surprising of the concertos, the "Double" concerto for violin and cello, will partner the Orchestra’s Concertmaster David Kim and Principal Cello Hai-Ye Ni.

The concert concludes with another youthful work, Richard Strauss’ bold and thrilling tone poem Don Juan. Interestingly, Mozart—the composer Strauss most revered—had, a century earlier, tackled the same subject in his opera Don Giovanni.

That’s Sunday, July 31st from 1 to 3 pm on WRTI. Don't miss it!

Detailed program notes from the concert.

PROGRAM:

Mozart: Symphony No. 29

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Concerto in A Minor for Violin, Cello, and Orchestra

     David Kim, violin; Hai-Ye Ni, cello

R. Strauss: Don Juan

Donald Runnicles, conductor

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