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The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI: Hilary Hahn, Vieuxtemps, Bizet, and Stravinsky

Michael Patrick O’Leary
Hilary Hahn is soloist in this concert broadcast from 2015.

Welcome 2021 with The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on Sunday, January 3rd at 1 PM and Monday, January 4th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2. It's a festive and memorable concert from December, 2015 with Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium conducting a suite from Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen, and Stravinsky’s complete Firebird ballet, with lavish orchestration, including three harps! It’s a rare opportunity to hear the complete score of this revolutionary work.Also on the program is Hilary Hahn’s brilliant performance of Henri Vieuxtemps’ Violin Concerto No 4, composed while he was serving as violinist to Czar Nicholas I in St. Petersburg.

During intermission, WRTI’s Susan Lewis speaks with Hilary Hahn, and Bliss Mickelson talks backstage with Yannick.

WRTI's Susan Lewis talks backstage with violinist Hilary Hahn.

Read the detailed program notes from the concert.

Bizet: Carmen, Suite No. 1
Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 4
   Hilary Hahn, violin


Stravinsky: The Firebird (complete ballet)
   Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Gregg Whiteside is producer and host of The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcasts on WRTI 90.1 FM in Philadelphia and streaming online at WRTI.org, every Sunday from 1 to 3 pm and repeated 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.