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Catch all of our content covering the Philadelphians abroad, including simulcasts from Hamburg, Vienna, Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem with WRTI Classical Host Gregg Whiteside. Starting on June 1st, The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns will file daily travelogue reports from the road and "life offstage" stories. We'll bring it all to you right here. The Philadelphia Orchestra on Tour simulcasts are sponsored by Stingray Classica and Foulkeways at Gwynedd.

The Philadelphia Orchestra on Tour on WRTI 90.1: Hamburg, Germany, May 30th at 3 PM

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The Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany

UPDATE: Yesterday, due to technical difficulties, we were unable to broadcast the Philadelphia Orchestra's live performance from Hamburg as scheduled. The good news: we recorded the concert and we'll bring it to you today—Wednesday, May 30th, at 3 PM Philadelphia time—on WRTI 90.1, streaming at WRTI.org, and on the WRTI App. Gregg Whiteside, on tour with the Philadelphians, is your host.

The broadcast features the Orchestra playing in the spectacular, new glass-domed concert hall, the Elbphilharmonie.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts. Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet is soloist. More about the simulcasts.

The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns calls the Elbphilharmonie, built on top of a warehouse along the Elbe River, an architectual wonder. 

WRTI's Gregg Whiteside in Hamburg, Germany with WRTI Engineer Ray Devine.


Bernstein: Symphony No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra ("The Age of Anxiety" after W.H. Auden)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pianist

During intermission, you'll hear interviews with Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and soloist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, as well as Concertmaster David Kim and Principal Horn Jennifer Montone. 

WRTI's Debra Lew Harder talks with Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim.
WRTI's Susan Lewis talks with Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Horn Jennifer Montone about touring and playing Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony.

David Patrick Stearns' coverage of The Philadelphia Orchestra on Tour is made possible by a partnership between the Philadelphia Inquirer and WRTI.

The Philadelphia Orchestra on Tour simulcasts are sponsored byStingray Classica and Foulkeways at Gwynedd

Susan writes and produces stories about music and the arts. She’s host and producer of WRTI’s TIME IN online interview series, and contributes weekly intermission interviews for The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert series. She’s also been a regular host of WRTI’s Live from the Performance Studio sessions.