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The Philadelphia Orchestra on WRTI: Yannick, Trifonov, Mozart, Beethoven, Bates, and Liszt

Dario Acosta
PIanist Daniil Trifonov

Join us on Sunday, June 6th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and Monday, June 7th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 to hear a 2017 Philadelphia Orchestra concert that was broadcast live from Verizon Hall, highlighted by the return to Philadelphia of Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts.

Philadelphia Orchestra audiences may remember Trifonov's stunning 2015 debut, when he performed and recorded the Grammy-nominated Rachmaninoff Variations with the Philadelphians for Deutsche Grammophon. Wow. Here he performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9.

American composer Mason Bates is on stage activating the electronica elements of his fascinating and futuristic work, Alternative Energy.

WRTI's Susan Lewis talks with composer Mason Bates.

And speaking of energy, Prometheus stole fire from the gods and gave it to man; and Beethoven and Liszt each gave us musically inspired gifts telling Prometheus’s tale—as ballet music, Beethoven’s Creatures of Prometheus, and symphonic poem, Liszt’s Prometheus, his 5th Symphonic Poem.

Read detailed program notes here.


Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Op 43

Beethoven: Finale from The Creatures of Prometheus, Op 43

Bates: Alternative Energy

     Mason Bates, electronica


Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-Flat, K 271

     Daniil Trifonov, piano

Liszt: Prometheus, Symphonic Poem No. 5

     The Philadelphia Orchestra

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