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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.

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.