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This Week with Yannick on WRTI 90.1: Episode 2, Music That Keeps Yannick Hopeful

Episode 2 of Yannick's show is about faith in life, humanity, and the triumph of goodness in the world.

Join us on Sunday, July 19th at 12 PM on WRTI 90.1 to hear Episode 2 of “This Week with Yannick,” an eight-week radio series, hosted and curated by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

The series offers listeners an intimate radio experience through music and storytelling. Each episode centers around a singular theme, from love and friendship to spirituality and hope, and explores the myriad ways that the deepest connections in our lives can be expressed through music.  More about the series.

Stay tuned for The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI at 1 PM with host Gregg Whiteside. Program details here.

Episode 2

At the beginning of the pandemic, Yannick Nézet-Séguin was struck by how we so often turn to music in this time of isolation in order to find a sense of connection and hope. This reminded him of the power of music to shine a light even during the darkest moments, getting us through to the other side. The music on this program features some of the pieces that Yannick has turned to in times of struggle – music that’s helped him keep his faith in life, humanity, and the triumph of goodness in the world.


Elgar: Enigma Variations, "Nimrod," Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven: Symphony 6, V. Hirtengesang. Frohe und dankbare Gefühle nach dem Sturm, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra
Beethoven: Fidelio, Prisoners’ Chorus, Claudio Abbado, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Christopher Strehl (tenor) and Christoph Fischesser (bass)
Mahler: Symphony No. 5, Adagietto, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No 2, III. Allegro Scherzando, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra with Daniil Trifonov

Bernstein: Candide, Make Our Garden Grow, The Philadelphia Orchestra

You can hear the show for up to two weeks after the initial broadcast on WRTI's Two-Week Music Archive. Just click here!

"This Week with Yannick" airs Sundays at noon from July 12th to August 30th on WRTI 90.1, and is presented by WQXR, New York City's classical music station and WRTI. The series is produced by Merrin Lazyan, producer of the critically acclaimed podcast Aria Code.