Gregg Whiteside 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> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:22:52 +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 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 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 The Philadelphia Orchestra Plays Tchaikovsky and Liadov on WRTI: March 2 at 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/philadelphia-orchestra-plays-tchaikovsky-and-liadov-wrti-march-2-1-pm <p></p><p>This Sunday, March 2 at 1 PM, WRTI broadcasts a Philadelphia Orchestra concert from January that was part of the first week of a three-week celebration of works by <b>Tchaikovsky</b> and his contemporaries.<br /><br />British conductor <b>Robin Ticciati </b>returns to Philadelphia after a highly acclaimed debut in 2012. The young maestro launches the celebration with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, taking us on an emotional journey toward an exhilarating affirmation of life’s joys.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:57:22 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 7034 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphia Orchestra Plays Tchaikovsky and Liadov on WRTI: March 2 at 1 PM LIVE on WRTI: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Johannes Moser, Yannick, Beethoven, Feb. 23 at 2 PM http://wrti.org/post/live-wrti-philadelphia-orchestra-johannes-moser-yannick-beethoven-feb-23-2-pm <p></p><p></p><p><strong>Sunday, February 23rd at 2 pm, Yannick Nezet-Seguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra LIVE from Verizon Hall on WRTI, </strong>in a program culminating in <strong>Beethoven's monumental Symphony No. 3, “Eroica,” </strong>originally intended as a grand and heroic tribute to Napoleon. Upon learning, however, that Napoleon had crowned himself Emperor of all Europe, Beethoven scratched out the dedication with such vigor that he tore through the paper. This is music that succeeds in creating a new architecture for the symphonic form, and it supplied ignition for the Romantic style in music.<br /><br />Also on the program, <strong>Richard Strauss's <em>Metamorphosen</em></strong>&nbsp;for 23 solo strings, which opens with a haunting rhythm clearly quoting the funeral march of Beethoven’s “Eroica.” The intensity and pathos is that of a mature composer, nearing the end of his career, who has witnessed the World War II destruction of Europe, and stands in stark contrast &nbsp;to compositions of the younger Strauss we've heard in earlier broadcasts this season.<br /><br />Filling out the program is <strong>Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1,</strong> written for the great cellist Mstislav Rostropovich and given its U.S. premiere (and first recording) by him with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Eugene Ormandy in 1959.&nbsp; <strong>Our soloist is German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser,</strong> a young virtuoso, who is graciously filling in for cellist Truls Mork. Mork has withdrawn from his appearances with the Philadelphia Orchestra on February 20 - 23 because of a skiing accident. (He is expected to make a full recovery!) Moser will perform this fiendish concerto, which, like the 10th and 11th symphonies heard elsewhere in the season, was written following the death of Stalin, and marks a return to greater creative freedom for Shostakovich.</p><p>Here's Johannes Moser performing in 2011. <strong>During intermission, WRTI's Susan Lewis will speak with the young cellist,</strong> who made his Carnegie Hall debut with the Philadelphians on Friday night.</p><p>http://youtu.be/9c5oAhSmT34</p><p><br /><strong>Program:</strong><br />Strauss - <em>Metamorphosen</em><br />Shostakovich - Cello Concerto No. 1<br />Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 ("Eroica")<br />Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor<br />Johannes Moser - Cello</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.philorch.org/concert/yannicks-eroica-1?date=2014-02-23_14-00" target="_blank">That's the Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI - LIVE - Sunday, February 23rd at 2 pm - one hour later than usual.&nbsp;</a> </strong>Don't miss it!</p><p>You can listen to our <a href="http://wrti.org/wrti-frequencies-and-coverage-map"><strong>90.1 FM broadcast</strong></a>, or <a href="http://wrti.org/"><strong>online here.</strong></a></p><p>Gregg Whiteside is producer and host.<br /><br /> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:52:10 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 7003 at http://wrti.org LIVE on WRTI: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Johannes Moser, Yannick, Beethoven, Feb. 23 at 2 PM Schumann, Mork, Sawallisch and The Philadelphia Orchestra on WRTI, Feb 16 at 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/schumann-mork-sawallisch-and-philadelphia-orchestra-wrti-feb-16-1-pm <p>This Sunday at 1 pm, it's a Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert archival broadcast celebrating the legacy of the Orchestra’s late conductor laureate, Wolfgang Sawallisch, and featuring Norwegian cellist Truls Mork.</p><p></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 20:23:03 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 6987 at http://wrti.org Schumann, Mork, Sawallisch and The Philadelphia Orchestra on WRTI, Feb 16 at 1 PM