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LIVE from Verizon Hall: The Philadelphia Orchestra with Hilary Hahn, Dec. 10th at 2 PM on WRTI 90.1

Violinist Hilary Hahn

We'll be at Verizon Hall this Sunday at 2 pm bringing you a LIVE concert broadcast of The Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, performing Bernstein’s Serenade—a musical retelling of Plato's ode to love—with soloist Hilary Hahn, the Orchestra’s 2017/18 artist-in-residence.

Bernstein’s Serenade was written for his friend Isaac Stern, and it was recorded to great critical acclaim by Ms. Hahn when she was only 18 years old, five years after she made her Philadelphia Orchestra debut.

Back in 2013, Opera Philadelphia received raves when it staged the local premiere of Thomas Adès's Powder Her Face. And in a subsequent Philadelphia Orchestra co-commission, Yannick conducts the first U.S. performances of a suite of music from the opera, the last of which will be on this Sunday's program.

And finally, Jean Sibelius's Symphony No. 1, evoking a grandiose Scandinavian musical panorama, closes the program.

Detailed program notes

Be sure to join us for this Philadelphia Orchestra concert, broadcast LIVE here on WRTI 90.1, theWRTI mobile app, and streaming worldwide at wrti.org, on Sunday, December 10th at 2 pm—one hour later than usual!


Adès: Suite from Powder her Face

Bernstein: Serenade (after Plato's Symposium) for Solo Violin, Strings, Harp, and Percussion

     Hilary Hahn, violin


Sibelius: Symphony No. 1

The Philadelphia Orchestra

     Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Gregg Whiteside is producer and host of the Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcasts, every Sunday at 1 pm on WRTI 90.1, streaming online at WRTI.org, and on our mobile app!Listen again on Mondays at 7 pm on WRTI HD-2

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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.