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The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI 90.1: Yannick Conducts Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2

Adrian Siegel Collection/Philadelphia Orchestra Association Archives
Sergei Rachmaninoff with Eugene Ormandy at a rehearsal at the Academy of Music in 1938.

Join us on Sunday, Nov. 28th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and Monday, Nov. 29th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 to hear this Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast from 2018 that brings you a work the Orchestra has performed as often as any in its history, the Symphony No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

A work first performed by the Orchestra under the direction of the composer himself, the Symphony No. 2 is the second of three symphonies Rachmaninoff would compose before leaving Russia after the Russian Revolution.

During intermission, WRTI’s Susan Lewis has a conversation with Ricardo Morales, The Philadelphia Orchestra’s extraordinary principal clarinet, who talks about the challenges of the famous third-movement clarinet solo in the Rachmaninoff. Also on the program is Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra.


Rachmaninoff:  Symphony No. 2

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra

     Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Listen to 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.