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The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI 90.1: Yannick Conducts Works by Bach and Bruckner

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Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim

Join us on Sunday, September 19th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1, and Monday, September 20th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 to hear a 2017 Philadelphia Orchestra concert conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. It brings us works by two composers born almost 150 years apart, whose music expresses profound religious faith.

Johann Sebastian Bach and Anton Bruckner both found powerful ways for expressing faith in works that were not overtly religious, despite Bach’s Lutheranism and Bruckner’s Catholicism.

Bach’s Violin Concerto No. 2, one such work, will be performed by Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim.

Bruckner’s monumental Symphony No. 8, which follows intermission, wasn’t even begun by the Austrian until he was 60 years of age, and it was to be his last complete symphony. It is one of Bruckner’s greatest masterpieces, a veritable gothic cathedral of sound.

Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Horn Jennifer Montone speaks with WRTI's Susan Lewis.
Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Horn Jennifer Montone speaks with WRTI's Susan Lewis.

Two of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s star musicians, Concertmaster David Kim, and Principal Horn Jennifer Montone, have major roles to play in these works, and WRTI’s Susan Lewis and Debra Lew Harder spoke backstage for this concert with these celebrated musicians.

WRTI's Debra Lew Harder talks backstage with David Kim, concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra.
WRTI's Debra Lew Harder talks backstage with David Kim, concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

PROGRAM:

Bach: Violin Concerto No. 2, BWV 1042

     David Kim, violin

INTERMISSION

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8

     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