Simon Rattle http://wrti.org en The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert On WRTI: Lang Lang Plays Beethoven, Rattle Conducts http://wrti.org/post/philadelphia-orchestra-concert-wrti-lang-lang-plays-beethoven-rattle-conducts <p style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">Join us this Sunday, September 15th at 2 pm on WRTI as <strong>Sir Simon Rattle </strong>taps into an historic connection that The Philadelphia Orchestra has enjoyed with the great Finnish composer <strong>Jean Sibelius,</strong> conducting his final two symphonies without interruption, right after intermission.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:30:12 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 6426 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert On WRTI: Lang Lang Plays Beethoven, Rattle Conducts Rattle's Reflections on Conducting http://wrti.org/post/rattles-reflections-conducting <p></p><p></p><p>Coming up on Sunday, September 15th, WRTI's Sunday radio broadcast of The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert features, on the podium, Englishman Simon Rattle, the music director of the Berlin Philharmonic.&nbsp; The&nbsp; internationally renowned conductor has a bond with the Philadelphians, nurtured over the last 20 years.</p><p>In the radio broadcast, Rattle leads the orchestra in a program featuring&nbsp; symphonies no. 6 and 7 of&nbsp; Sibelius, Norman’s <em>Unstuck</em>, and&nbsp; Beethoven’s piano concerto No.&nbsp; 3 with Lang Lang as soloist.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 01:42:52 +0000 Susan Lewis 6405 at http://wrti.org Rattle's Reflections on Conducting Soprano Barbara Hannigan's Philadelphia Orchestra Debut On WRTI: June 23rd, 2 PM http://wrti.org/post/soprano-barbara-hannigans-philadelphia-orchestra-debut-wrti-june-23rd-2-pm <p>Simon Rattle will be back on the podium this Sunday at 2 pm for a Philadelphia Orchestra performance from late May of <strong>Beethoven’s "Pastoral" Symphony</strong>, with its vivid scenes of gathering thunderstorms, wandering brooks, and breezy countrysides. We’ll also hear <strong>Webern's <em>Passacaglia, </em></strong>and <strong>Three fragments </strong>from <strong>Alban Berg's </strong>shattering opera<em><strong> Wozzeck</strong></em>, both of which received their U.S. premieres in Philadelphia as part of Leopold Stokowski's vision for 20th-century music.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 20:37:00 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 6088 at http://wrti.org Soprano Barbara Hannigan's Philadelphia Orchestra Debut On WRTI: June 23rd, 2 PM The Philadelphia Orchestra: Sibelius's Last Two Symphonies Without Interruption, Lang Lang, Rattle http://wrti.org/post/philadelphia-orchestra-sibeliuss-last-two-symphonies-without-interruption-lang-lang-rattle <p style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">This Sunday from 2 to 4 pm, The <strong>Philadelphia Orchestra</strong> renews its historic connection with the great Finnish master <strong>Jean Sibelius</strong> (Stokowski led the U.S. premieres of his last three symphonies) as <strong>Simon Rattle</strong> will conduct the final two symphonies, <strong>Nos. 6 and 7<em>,&nbsp;together without interruption, </em></strong>from a May, 2013 concert.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 17:53:47 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 6050 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphia Orchestra: Sibelius's Last Two Symphonies Without Interruption, Lang Lang, Rattle Maestro Simon Rattle: His Conducting Philosophy http://wrti.org/post/maestro-simon-rattle-his-conducting-philosophy <p></p><p>This week’s WRTI Sunday radio broadcast of The Philadelphia Orchestra features Englishman Simon Rattle, music director of the Berlin Philharmonic, on the podium. WRTI's Susan Lewis has more on this much sought-after international conductor, who has a bond with the Philadelphians nurtured over the last 20 years.</p><p></p><p>Listen to WRTI on Sunday, June 16th at 2 pm to hear Sir Simon Rattle leading The Philadelphia Orchestra in a program featuring symphonies No. 6 and 7 of&nbsp; Sibelius, Norman’s <em>Unstuck</em>, and Beethoven’s piano concerto No. 3. Pianist Lang Lang is soloist.</p><p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 10:43:22 +0000 Susan Lewis 5879 at http://wrti.org Maestro Simon Rattle: His Conducting Philosophy Serious Classical Music Plus Comedy? http://wrti.org/post/serious-classical-music-plus-comedy <p></p><p>Orchestra concerts don't usually leave people laughing.&nbsp; But, as WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, some contemporary composers are combining serious music with comedy. Berlin Philharmonic Music Director Sir Simon Rattle is introducing innovative works to audiences in Germany, and brings an example with him in his upcoming visit to Philadelphia.</p><p><a href="http://www.philorch.org/concert/rattle-conducts-beethoven-0?date=2013-05-18_20-00"><strong>On May 16th, 18th and 19th, Maestro Rattle conducts The Philadelphia Orchestra at the Kimmel Center in a program that includes the music of Beethoven, Ligeti, Webern, and Berg. </strong></a></p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 13 May 2013 19:36:09 +0000 Susan Lewis 5500 at http://wrti.org Serious Classical Music Plus Comedy? Classical Crib Sheet: Top 5 Stories This Week http://wrti.org/post/classical-crib-sheet-top-5-stories-week-10 <ul><p><li>Simon Rattle announced yesterday to the Berlin Philharmonic that he will be leaving his position there as artistic director and chief conductor in the summer of 2018. Said Rattle, "In 2018 I will have been with the orchestra for 16 years. Before this I was chief conductor in Birmingham for 18 years. In 2018 I will be nearly 64 years old. As a Liverpool boy, it is impossible not to think of the Beatles' question, 'Will you still need me ... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:55:00 +0000 editor 4992 at http://wrti.org Classical Crib Sheet: Top 5 Stories This Week Superstar Conductor Simon Rattle http://wrti.org/post/superstar-conductor-simon-rattle <p>Simon Rattle, the British-born conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, is one of the best-known classical musicians alive. His influence shows up in all sorts of places: at the Metropolitan Opera, where musicians still speak of his presence there in reverent tones, and in West Philadelphia where his advocacy of Venezuela’s <em>El Sistema </em>helped inspire trumpeter Stanford Thompson to create <a href="http://playonphilly.org/index.php" target="_blank"><em>Play On Philly</em></a>, a music education program that touches hundreds of lives.</p> Sat, 29 Sep 2012 15:03:00 +0000 Susan Lewis 4511 at http://wrti.org Superstar Conductor Simon Rattle The Charismatic Sir Simon Rattle: A Cultural Olympian http://wrti.org/post/charismatic-sir-simon-rattle-cultural-olympian <p>As the Olympics in London get into full swing, WRTI&#39;s Susan Lewis talks with a featured player in the Cultural Olympiad: Sir Simon Rattle, music director of the Berlin Philharmonic. The world-renowned conductor shares his thoughts about the nexus between sports and music, his own path to the podium, and his relationship with Philadelphia.</p><p>Rattle conducted the London Philharmonic and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra in performances featuring the UK premiere of Wynton Marsalis&#39;s Symphony No. 3 or &quot;Swing Symphony&quot; as the games began.</p> Sat, 28 Jul 2012 15:30:00 +0000 Susan Lewis 4199 at http://wrti.org The Charismatic Sir Simon Rattle: A Cultural Olympian Conductor Simon Rattle http://wrti.org/post/conductor-simon-rattle <p>Earlier this week, Sir Simon Rattle conducted a series of concerts celebrating the opening of the 2012 London Olympics. Rattle conducted a very special performance of the London Symphony Orchestra as part of the opening ceremony, which featured Mr. Bean (British comedian Rowan Atkinson) as a comical, and less than enthusiastic, keyboard soloist. &nbsp;</p><p>Rattle is as passionate about music as any athletic icon is about sports - about its intrinsic value and its ability to change lives.</p> Sat, 28 Jul 2012 15:01:00 +0000 Susan Lewis 4197 at http://wrti.org Conductor Simon Rattle