The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert http://wrti.org en The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI: Bach's St. Matthew Passion, Easter Sunday at 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/philadelphia-orchestra-concert-wrti-bachs-st-matthew-passion-easter-sunday-1-pm <p></p><p style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">Yannick Nezet-Seguin&nbsp;conducts one of the supreme monuments in Western music, and the work that initiated the great rediscovery of Bach’s music when the 20-year-old Felix Mendelssohn conducted it in Berlin in 1829 – the <strong><em>St. Matthew Passion</em>.</strong></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:01:37 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 6372 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI: Bach's St. Matthew Passion, Easter Sunday at 1 PM The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI: Music from Russian Dance! April 13, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/philadelphia-orchestra-concert-wrti-music-russian-dance-april-13-1-pm <p>Guest conductor <a href="http://wrti.org/post/poulencs-aubade-still-unique-choreographic-concerto" target="_blank"><strong>Stephane Deneve</strong></a> leads the Philadelphians in a program from last month at Verizon Hall, dedicated to Russian dance music.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:08:58 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 7185 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI: Music from Russian Dance! April 13, 1 PM The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI: All Rachmaninoff! April 6, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/philadelphia-orchestra-concert-wrti-all-rachmaninoff-april-6-1-pm <p>Join us for an all-Rachmaninoff program this Sunday at 1 pm, on the radio at 90.1 FM and around the world at <a href="http://wrti.org/" target="_blank"><strong>wrti.org.</strong></a> The Philadelphians perform Rachmaninoff’s&nbsp;choral-symphonic setting of Edgar Allan Poe’s haunting poem, <em><strong>The Bells</strong>,</em>&nbsp;which received its U.S. premiere here in Philadelphia in 1920 with Leopold Stokowski conducting. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:34:08 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 7156 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI: All Rachmaninoff! April 6, 1 PM Ax Plays Bach, Jurowski Conducts: The Philadelphians In Concert on WRTI, March 30, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/ax-plays-bach-jurowski-conducts-philadelphians-concert-wrti-march-30-1-pm <p>This Sunday's <strong>Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast on WRTI 90.1 FM, </strong>led by Russian conductor <a href="http://wrti.org/post/performing-majestic-music-js-bach-modern-yet-historical-approach" target="_blank"><strong>Vladimir Jurowski</strong></a>, brings us two works by J.S.&nbsp;Bach, performed at Verizon Hall this past February, that&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">give us a taste of the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Baroque equivalents of the symphony and the concerto - the <strong>Orchestral Suite No. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:54:48 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 7129 at http://wrti.org Ax Plays Bach, Jurowski Conducts: The Philadelphians In Concert on WRTI, March 30, 1 PM Performing The Majestic Music of J.S. Bach: A Modern Yet Historical Approach http://wrti.org/post/performing-majestic-music-js-bach-modern-yet-historical-approach <p></p><p>J.S. Bach’s 329th birthday is Monday, March 31st. In recent years, the iconic composer’s music has been embraced by period performers, and played less frequently by big symphony orchestras. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, <strong>The Philadelphia Orchestra takes a very modern - yet historical - approach to his music in WRTI's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast on Sunday, March 30th at 1 pm. </strong></p><p>The broadcast also features Bach’s Piano Concerto No. 1, and music of Strauss and Mahler.</p><p>http://youtu.be/x9Sbk3E8-ws</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:50:17 +0000 Susan Lewis 7112 at http://wrti.org Performing The Majestic Music of J.S. Bach: A Modern Yet Historical Approach The Philadelphians on WRTI: Pianist Andreas Haefliger Plays Beethoven, March 23, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/philadelphians-wrti-pianist-andreas-haefliger-plays-beethoven-march-23-1-pm <p>Conductor<strong> Donald Runnicles</strong> will be back here in Philadelphia next week to conduct the Orchestra in works by Benjamin Britten, Arvo Part, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. We’ll look ahead to those performances by looking back <strong>this coming Sunday at 1 pm, as we bring you an archival broadcast from a concert in February of 2005,</strong> which saw Maestro Runnicles on the podium conducting the Orchestra in the year he made his debut with the Philadelphians, directing works by <strong>Beethoven</strong> and <strong>Elgar</strong>.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:29:27 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 7104 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphians on WRTI: Pianist Andreas Haefliger Plays Beethoven, March 23, 1 PM The Russians Are Coming! The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI: March 16 at 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/russians-are-coming-philadelphia-orchestra-concert-wrti-march-16-1-pm <p>This Sunday at 1 pm it's the third and final week of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s January Tchaikovsky Celebration on WRTI. The y<span style="line-height: 1.5;">oung Russian conductor </span><strong>Tugan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Sokhiev</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will be on the podium for his Philadelphia Orchestra debut, leading the Philadelphians in works by Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky-Ravel, and Rimsky-Korsakov.</span></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:08:22 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 7083 at http://wrti.org The Russians Are Coming! The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI: March 16 at 1 PM Pictures at an Exhibition: The Evolution of a Masterpiece http://wrti.org/post/pictures-exhibition-evolution-masterpiece <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A work originally written for piano has become a staple of the orchestral repertoire. As </span>WRTI’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Susan Lewis reports, the most well-known version combines the mastery of two composers from different generations - one Russian, and one French.</span></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:18:40 +0000 Susan Lewis 7058 at http://wrti.org Pictures at an Exhibition: The Evolution of a Masterpiece A Famous Violin Concerto on a Period, Non-Period Instrument http://wrti.org/post/famous-violin-concerto-period-non-period-instrument <p></p><p>On this Sunday's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast on WRTI, we'll hear a performance of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. As WRTI's Jim Cotter reports the instrument on which it is being played would have sounded very familiar to the composer.</p><p>In 1878 Pyotr Tchaikovsky wrote a violin concerto for the Hungarian violinist <strong>Leopold Auer.</strong> It was to be performed on Auer's 1690 Stradivarius, which is today the main instrument of the Russian-born Israeli violinist <strong>Vadim Gluzman.</strong></p><p>http://youtu.be/wTz_kEf0HQ8</p><p></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:43:55 +0000 Jim Cotter 7067 at http://wrti.org A Famous Violin Concerto on a Period, Non-Period Instrument The Philadelphians in Concert on WRTI: A Dazzling Performance by Cellist Hai-Ye Ni, March 9, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/philadelphians-concert-wrti-dazzling-performance-cellist-hai-ye-ni-march-9-1-pm <div>The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Tchaikovsky celebration from this past January&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">continues on WRTI this Sunday at 1 pm with <strong>Associate Conductor </strong></span><a href="http://wrti.org/post/official-debut-philadelphia-orchestras-associate-conductor" target="_blank"><strong>Cristian<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Macelaru</strong>&nbsp;</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">joined by <strong>Principal Cellist&nbsp;</strong></span><a href="http://wrti.org/post/tchaikovskys-rococo-variations-challenge-even-seasoned-cellist" target="_blank"><strong Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:07:09 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 7064 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphians in Concert on WRTI: A Dazzling Performance by Cellist Hai-Ye Ni, March 9, 1 PM