The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert http://wrti.org en Maestro Frühbeck de Burgos' Final Performance with The Philadelphians: August 3, 1 PM on WRTI http://wrti.org/post/maestro-fr-hbeck-de-burgos-final-performance-philadelphians-august-3-1-pm-wrti <p>This Sunday at 1 pm, it's a re-broadcast of an October, 2013 concert. <strong>Spanish conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos </strong>concluded his two-week Philadelphia Orchestra residency with a French afternoon of exotic, colorful music - Ravel’s Second Suite from his ballet <i>Daphnis and Chloé,</i> Debussy’s colorful images of a musical seascape in his most-famous work, <i>La Mer, </i>and showcasing German violinist <strong>Augustin Hadelich</strong>, making his Philadelphia Orchestra debut in Lalo’s exuberant <i>Symphonie espagnole.</i></p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:31:04 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 7534 at http://wrti.org Maestro Frühbeck de Burgos' Final Performance with The Philadelphians: August 3, 1 PM on WRTI Mahler's 4th Symphony: The Philadelphians in Concert on WRTI, July 20, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/mahlers-4th-symphony-philadelphians-concert-wrti-july-20-1-pm <p>You won't want to miss the optimism and sunshine of <strong>Gustav Mahler</strong>’s Symphony No. 4, drawing much of its balance and influence from the Classical era, this <strong>Sunday, July 20th at 1 pm.</strong> It's the&nbsp;Philadelphians in a performance from October in Verizon Hall, a re-broadcast from November, 2013.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:49:22 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 6668 at http://wrti.org Mahler's 4th Symphony: The Philadelphians in Concert on WRTI, July 20, 1 PM The Strauss Oboe Concerto and Its Philadelphia Connection http://wrti.org/post/strauss-oboe-concerto-and-its-philadelphia-connection <p></p><p>This Sunday’s re-broadcast of The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert, on July 20th at 1 pm, features a celebrated oboe concerto by Richard Strauss. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the 1945 work has a Philadelphia connection.</p><p>The concert features Mahler's 4th Symphony, Britten's Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell, and the Strauss Oboe Concerto with soloist Richard Woodhams.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:38:33 +0000 Susan Lewis 6652 at http://wrti.org The Strauss Oboe Concerto and Its Philadelphia Connection A German Soprano Finds Freedom In Singing Mahler In America http://wrti.org/post/german-soprano-finds-freedom-singing-mahler-america <p></p><p>On this Sunday’s Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast, Music Director <strong>Yannick Nezet-Seguin </strong>conducts works by Britten and Strauss, along with <strong>Mahler's Symphony No. 4.</strong> As WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports, the German soprano in the Mahler work is singing a piece that is revered in her homeland.</p><p>http://youtu.be/Pbk1geolj78</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:09:57 +0000 Jim Cotter 7478 at http://wrti.org A German Soprano Finds Freedom In Singing Mahler In America Octavius Catto Celebrated In Song At The Mann Center http://wrti.org/post/octavius-catto-celebrated-song-mann-center <p></p><p>You never know where you'll encounter composer <a href="http://www.uricaine.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Uri Caine</strong> </a>- born, raised, and educated in Philadelphia, but now equally well known in jazz and classical circles around the world. But the Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns found him rehearsing in yet another musical continent at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Olney.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:44:40 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 7477 at http://wrti.org Octavius Catto Celebrated In Song At The Mann Center The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI: Beethoven's 9th on July 13th http://wrti.org/post/philadelphia-orchestra-concert-wrti-beethovens-9th-july-13th <p style="margin-bottom: 14px; color: rgb(36, 31, 32); font-family: proxima-nova, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;">This Sunday at 1 pm it's a re-broadcast of the 2013/204 season-opening concert from the end of September, featuring <strong>Beethoven</strong>'s awe-inspiring <strong>Ninth Symphony. </strong>With its universal message of freedom and brotherhood, the Ninth is the crowning achievement of Beethoven’s revolutionary works, its famous “Ode to Joy” serving as a message of hope for all mankind. Showcasing the <strong>Westminster Symphonic Choir,</strong> and conducted by Music Director <strong>Yannick&nbsp;Nezet-Seguin,&nbsp;</strong>this performance launched a two-year cycle of all nine Beethoven symphonies.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 14px; color: rgb(36, 31, 32); font-family: proxima-nova, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;">http://youtu.be/cwLkQpVXRfQ</p><p style="margin-bottom: 14px; color: rgb(36, 31, 32); font-family: proxima-nova, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;">The Choir will also appear in Beethoven’s rarely heard setting of Goethe’s&nbsp;<strong><i>Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage,</i></strong>&nbsp;as well as the <strong>world premiere</strong> of the young American composer <strong>Nico </strong><strong>Muhly</strong>’s newly orchestrated&nbsp;<strong><i>Bright Mass with Canons</i></strong>&nbsp;for chorus, orchestra, and featuring the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 14px; color: rgb(36, 31, 32); font-family: proxima-nova, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;">During intermission, WRTI's Susan Lewis speaks with<strong> Yannick</strong> about the program, and the new season, and WRTI's Jim Cotter sits down with both tenor <strong>Christian&nbsp;Elsner</strong> and bass-baritone <strong>Shenyang,&nbsp;</strong>both of whom play very important roles in this concert.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 14px; color: rgb(36, 31, 32); font-family: proxima-nova, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;"><strong>Not to be missed!&nbsp; That's this Sunday, July 13 from 1 to 3 pm on WRTI. </strong></p><p style="margin-bottom: 14px; color: rgb(36, 31, 32); font-family: proxima-nova, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;"><a href="http://www.philorch.org/concert/beethoven-9-ode-joy?date=2013-09-26_20-00" target="_blank"><strong>Program notes</strong></a></p><p><strong>PROGRAM</strong><br /><br />BEETHOVEN:&nbsp; <em>Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage</em>, for chorus and orchestra<br /><br />MUHLY: <em>Bright Mass with Canons</em><br /><br />BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 ("Choral")<br />&nbsp;</p><p>Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor<br /><br />Twyla Robinson, soprano<br /><br />Mihoko Fujimura, mezzo-soprano<br /><br />Christian Elsner, tenor<br /><br />Shenyang, bass-baritone<br /><br />The Westminster Symphonic Choir -Mixed chorus<br /><br />Joe Miller, director</p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:29:43 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 6619 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI: Beethoven's 9th on July 13th Revisiting Beethoven's Symphonies with Yannick Nezet-Seguin http://wrti.org/post/revisiting-beethovens-symphonies-yannick-nezet-seguin <p></p><p>The Philadelphia Orchestra is performing a two-year cycle of Beethoven’s symphonies. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, although known to generations of music lovers, these great works continue to provide insights into Western musical heritage.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:01:00 +0000 Susan Lewis 6638 at http://wrti.org Revisiting Beethoven's Symphonies with Yannick Nezet-Seguin The Philadelphians and Opera Philadelphia on WRTI: Strauss' SALOME, July 6, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/philadelphians-and-opera-philadelphia-wrti-strauss-salome-july-6-1-pm <p>This Sunday at 1pm, it’s the fast-paced, one-act opera&nbsp;<em>Salome, </em>among the most important musical works of the 20th century, standing out for its revolutionary use of a large-scale orchestra and virtuosic singers, as much as for its graphic depiction of this deeply psychological tale, performed in a historic, joint production by <strong>The Philadelphia Orchestra </strong>and <a href="http://www.operaphila.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Opera Philadelphia</strong>.</a> It was the Orchestra’s last concert in May, just before they departed on their China Tour. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:20:20 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 7457 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphians and Opera Philadelphia on WRTI: Strauss' SALOME, July 6, 1 PM Losing His Head in the Opera, Salome: Bass-Baritone Alan Held http://wrti.org/post/losing-his-head-opera-salome-bass-baritone-alan-held <p></p><p>It was a Bible story, and then a French play by Oscar Wilde. Then it was translated into German, before Strauss turned it into his opera, <strong><em>Salome.</em></strong> As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, a production from May, 2014 continued the evolution of this complex and compelling work of art.</p><p>On Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 1 pm on WRTI, listen to a recorded broadcast of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera Philadelphia performing Richard Strauss' <em>Salome.</em></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:35:46 +0000 Susan Lewis 7436 at http://wrti.org Losing His Head in the Opera, Salome: Bass-Baritone Alan Held Soprano Camilla Nylund: Singing SALOME Throughout The World http://wrti.org/post/soprano-camilla-nylund-singing-salome-throughout-world <p></p><p>Oscar Wilde’s late 19th-century play, retelling the biblical story of Salome, became the basis for Richard Strauss' one-act opera <strong><em>SALOME </em></strong>that premiered in Dresden in 1905. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the opera continues to shock and dazzle, nearly a century later.</p><p>On Sunday, July 6 at 1 pm, WRTI broadcasts The Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera Philadelphia in a joint production of <em>Salome</em>, with Camilla Nylund in the title role.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:38:16 +0000 Susan Lewis 7438 at http://wrti.org Soprano Camilla Nylund: Singing SALOME Throughout The World