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The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI: Korngold, Liadov, and Tchaikovsky, July 9th at 1PM

Mat Hennek for Virgin Classics
French violinist Renaud Capuçon"

This Sunday, July 9th, WRTI’s Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast at 1 pm brings back to the podium the Orchestra’s Conductor-in Residence Cristian M?celaru for the last broadcast of the 2016-17 season.

The program begins with one of the fantastical little orchestral miniatures by Anatol Liadov, Kikimora, the witch-like phantom of Slavic folklore.

Before intermission, the French violinist Renaud Capuçon is the soloist in a performance of Erich Korngold’s Violin Concerto, which takes passages from four of his pre-existing film scores of the 1930s, the perfect amalgam of Korngold’s symphonic and film music.

After intermission, it's Tchaikovsky’s ever-popular Symphony No. 5, a work the Philadelphia Orchestra has performed as often as any piece of music in history, and has recorded no fewer than eight times!

During intermission, Debra Lew Harder speaks with Renaud Capuçon, and Susan Lewis talks backstage with Maestro M?celaru.

Don’t miss our last broadcast of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2016-17 season! That’s Sunday, July 9th, from 1 to 3 pm on WRTI, and listen to an encore  broadcast. Monday, July 10th at 1 pm on our classical stream and HD-2.

Detailed Program Notes from the Concert


Liadov: Kikimora

Korngold: Violin Concerto

      Renaud Capucon, violin


Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

The Philadelphia Orchestra

       Cristian M?celaru, conductor

Gregg Whiteside is producer and host of the Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcasts on WRTI, every Sunday at 1 pm on WRTI 90.1 FM, online at WRTI.org, and on the WRTI  mobile app!Enjoy a rebroadcast of Sunday concerts on Mondays at 7 pm on WRTI HD-2, as part of our new "Symphony at 7" lineup!

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.