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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.

WRTI's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast on Sunday, June 2 at 1 PM 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!

Don’t miss this archival broadcast, coming to you on WRTI 90.1, the WRTI mobile app, and streaming worldwide at on June 2nd at PM, and June 3rd at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2.


Rachmaninoff:  Symphony No. 2

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

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