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How Pat Metheny's Guitar Music Became a Percussion Concerto for the Philadelphia Orchestra

A classical percussionist takes on the music of jazz guitarist Pat Metheny. WRTI’s Susan Lewis has the story of a new concerto for vibraphone and marimba, arranged by Christopher Deviney, the Philadelphia Orchestra’s principal percussionist.

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For the first time since 1999, the Curtis Symphony Orchestra is on a multi-city, 18-day tour of Europe—opening May 20th in Helsinki and continuing through Berlin, London, Salzburg, and Vienna among others—led by conductor Osmo Vanska.


A leading percussionist loves the marimba, and WRTI’s Debra Lew Harder asks her why. Listen this Sunday, May 28th  at 1 pm to the Philadelphia Orchestra broadcast to hear She-e Wu play the marimba in Imaginary Day: Duo Concerto for Vibraphone and Marimba, music of Pat Metheny, arranged and orchestrated by Christopher Deviney.

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A large orchestra usually has 30 to 40 violinists, divided into two sections. WRTI’s Susan Lewis talks with violinist Paul Arnold about the critical, but often unsung role of the second violins.

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