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The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI: Ravel and Prokofiev, June 10 at 1 PM

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Violinist Vadim Repin

Violinist Vadim Repin stepped in for Hilary Hahn this past April when she announced she was expecting her second child very soon, and then withdrew from this performance of Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1 with The Philadelphians conducted by Prinicpal Guest Conductor, Stéphane Denève.

Also on the program: a Philadelphia premiere from Guillaume Connesson, his Flammenschrift (Flaming Letters), a tribute to German music.

Equally worthy of tribute: Richard Strauss's spiritual Death and Transfiguration and Ravel's whirling La Valse, described by the composer as “dancing on the edge of a volcano.”

Listen on Sunday, June 10, 1 to 3 PM on WRTI 90.1 with host Gregg Whiteside.

PROGRAM:

Connesson: Flammenschrift

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1

INTERMISSION

Strauss: Death and Transfiguration

Ravel: La Valse

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 the WRTI mobile app! Listen again on Mondays at 7 pm on WRTI HD-2.

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.