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The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI 90.1: Pianist Lang Lang Plays Rachmaninoff

This re-broadcast from 2016 features Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium joined by a Philadelphia favorite, the incomparable Lang Lang, performing the music of someone else whose career had close ties to Philadelphia—Sergei Rachmaninoff. Listen on Sunday, September 27th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and Monday, September 28th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2.

The broadcast features Gustav Mahler’s last symphony, the 10th, which was left unfinished at his death in 1911. Over the years, many noted musicians and experts have worked on completing it. Great Britain’s Deryck Cooke created the version first premiered and recorded in the U.S. by Eugene Ormandy and The Philadelphia Orchestra. Yannick’s passion for this realization of Mahler's final work summons a Philadelphia sound you'll feel as well as hear.

Lang Lang’s blend of youthful dynamism and extraordinary musicianship would seem to be the perfect combination for the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 1, guaranteed to spark fireworks onstage. Join us for this unforgettable season-ending event!

During intermission, WRTI’s Susan Lewis speaks backstage with mega-star Lang Lang.

PROGRAM:
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 1

     Lang Lang, pianist

Intermission

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 10 (Deryck Cooke)

     Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Gregg Whiteside is producer and host of The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcasts on WRTI, every Sunday at 1 pm on WRTI 90.1 FM, online at WRTI.org, and on our mobile app! Listen again on Monday nights 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.