Andre Watts http://wrti.org en It's Andre Watts With The Philadelphia Orchestra On WRTI: Sunday at 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/its-andre-watts-philadelphia-orchestra-wrti-sunday-1-pm <p>This Sunday afternoon at 1 pm, join us for a rebroadcast of a Verizon Hall concert from this past February, which featured the return to Philadelphia of André Watts, who&nbsp;joins forces with the revered Maestro Raphael Frühbeck de Borgos for a performance of Beethoven's grandest piano concerto, the Fifth - the "Emperor." Also on the program, Hindemith's Concert Music for Strings and Brass, a delicate orchestration by Stokowski of Bach's "Sleepers Awake," and the most popular of Liszt's symphonic poems,<em> Les Preludes.</em></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:54:19 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 6574 at http://wrti.org It's Andre Watts With The Philadelphia Orchestra On WRTI: Sunday at 1 PM Happy Birthday To A Favorite Son Of Philadelphia http://wrti.org/post/happy-birthday-favorite-son-philadelphia <p></p><p></p><p>Andre Watts is among the most popular soloists with Philadelphia Orchestra audiences. WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports that the pianist, who celebrated his 67th birthday this month, has been performing with the orchestra of his adopted hometown for almost his entire lifetime.</p><p>http://youtu.be/7EPrKYJKM40</p><p></p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 01:39:02 +0000 Jim Cotter 6055 at http://wrti.org Happy Birthday To A Favorite Son Of Philadelphia The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI: Bach, Beethoven, and More! March 10 at 1 pm http://wrti.org/post/philadelphia-orchestra-concert-wrti-bach-beethoven-and-more-march-10-1-pm <p>This Sunday on WRTI, listen to The Philadelphia Orchestra in a recorded program of music spanning 200 years, as the eminent Spanish conductor Rafael Fruehbeck de Borgos conducts a Stokowski Bach transcription, Philadelphia favorite André Watts performs Beethoven's Emperor Concerto, and Liszt’s <em>Les Preludes</em> gets its first performance by the Philadelphians in 16 years!</p><p>We’ll also hear Paul Hindemith’s festive and pleasant Concert Music For Strings and Brass from a concert in early February.</p><p><strong>Join host Gregg Whiteside on Sunday, March 10, from*1 to 3 pm</strong> for The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert, from The Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall – <em>*one hour earlier than usual </em>– on WRTI 90.1 FM and the All-Classical stream at wrti.org.</p><p><a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrti/files/201303/WattsandBeethoven.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>Download the Program Notes Here</strong></a></p><p><a href="http://www.philorch.org/concert" target="_blank"><strong>The Philadelphia Orchestra website</strong></a></p><p><strong>Sunday, March 10th, 1 to 3 pm</strong>:</p><p>Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Conductor<br>André Watts, Piano<br><br><strong>PROGRAM</strong>:<br>Bach -&nbsp;"Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme"<br>Beethoven -&nbsp;Piano Concerto No. 5 ("Emperor")<br>INTERMISSION<br>Hindemith -<em>&nbsp;</em>Concert Music for Strings and Brass<br>Liszt -<em>&nbsp;Les Préludes</em></p><p><strong>Intermission Features: </strong></p><p></p><p><br> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 20:23:21 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 5227 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI: Bach, Beethoven, and More! March 10 at 1 pm Pianist Andre Watts http://wrti.org/post/pianist-andre-watts <p>Jill speaks with the legendary Andre Watts, who will be in recital at the Kimmel Center on November 1st performing works by Schubert and Liszt. The acclaimed pianist burst upon the music world back in 1963 at age 16, when Leonard Bernstein chose him to make his debut with the New York Philharmonic in its Young People's Concert, broadcast nationwide on CBS-TV. Only two weeks later, Bernstein asked him to substitute at the last minute for an ailing Glenn Gould to perform music by Franz Liszt with the Philharmonic, thus launching Watts' career in storybook fashion.</p> Sat, 17 Oct 2009 15:45:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 2224 at http://wrti.org Pianist Andre Watts