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