Yannick Nézet-Séguin http://wrti.org en One Program, Three Performances. Same Experience? http://wrti.org/post/one-program-three-performances-same-experience <div><p>Yannick Nezet-Seguin often talks about how much his Philadelphia Orchestra performances change and improve from day to day. But in what way? The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns experienced three performances of a recent program – in person at the Kimmel Center on Thursday, on Friday listening to a live WQXR radio broadcast from Carnegie Hall, and finally on WRTI’s live Sunday afternoon concert broadcast.</p></div><p></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:32:23 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 7048 at http://wrti.org One Program, Three Performances. Same Experience? Yannick's Big 4-0 Celebrated In A Unique Way, And Other Surprises in 2014/2015 http://wrti.org/post/yannicks-big-4-0-celebrated-unique-way-and-other-surprises-20142015 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Philadelphia Orchestra has announced that next season will include more new works as well as lesser- performed gems from music history. As </span>WRTI’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Susan Lewis reports, the orchestra’s music director is building on the success of - and audience response to -&nbsp; his first two seasons. </span></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:46:24 +0000 Susan Lewis 7014 at http://wrti.org Yannick's Big 4-0 Celebrated In A Unique Way, And Other Surprises in 2014/2015 The Relentless Career of Yannick Nezet-Seguin http://wrti.org/post/relentless-career-yannick-nezet-seguin <p></p><p>Yannick Nezet-Seguin has been known to conduct the <em>St. Matthew Passion</em> and <em>La Traviata</em> - on the same day. But he recently returned from a two-month work hiatus brought on by illness. Now, as the Philadelphia Inquirer’s David Patrick Stearns reports, Yannick is learning how to pace himself, but not from his predecessor at the Rotterdam Philharmonic.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:45:08 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 7006 at http://wrti.org The Relentless Career of Yannick Nezet-Seguin 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 Renee Fleming and Yannick: The Met Opera on WRTI, Dvorak's RUSALKA, Feb. 8, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/renee-fleming-and-yannick-met-opera-wrti-dvoraks-rusalka-feb-8-1-pm <p>The great <a href="http://wrti.org/post/super-bowl-soprano-renee-fleming-returns-her-day-job"><strong>Renée Fleming</strong> </a>returns to one of her signature roles, singing the enchanting “Song to the Moon” in Dvorák’s soulful fairy-tale opera. Tenor <strong>Piotr Beczala</strong> co-stars as the Prince, Dolora Zajick is Ježibaba, and our very own Philadelphia Orchestra maestro <strong>Yannick Nézet-Séguin</strong> is on the podium. <strong>Saturday, February 8, 1 to 5 pm on WRTI.</strong></p><p>http://youtu.be/trfLkYpOglA</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:12:25 +0000 WRTI Staff 6983 at http://wrti.org Renee Fleming and Yannick: The Met Opera on WRTI, Dvorak's RUSALKA, Feb. 8, 1 PM Yuja Wang Plays Rachmaninoff with The Philadelphia Orchestra on WRTI: Feb. 9 at 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/yuja-wang-plays-rachmaninoff-philadelphia-orchestra-wrti-feb-9-1-pm <p></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 18:05:58 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 6970 at http://wrti.org Yuja Wang Plays Rachmaninoff with The Philadelphia Orchestra on WRTI: Feb. 9 at 1 PM Super Bowl Soprano Renee Fleming Returns To Her "Day Job" http://wrti.org/post/super-bowl-soprano-renee-fleming-returns-her-day-job <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(255,255,255,0)">Singing at The Metropolitan Opera rarely means just returning to "business as usual." But - for soprano Renee Fleming, the&nbsp;</span>worldwide audience for the<span style="background-color:rgba(255,255,255,0)">&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_852301713" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">February 8th</span></span> Met Opera radio broadcast and HD simulcast in which she stars will be small change compared to the millions who watched her recent pre-Super Bowl performance. </span></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 09:49:54 +0000 Jim Cotter 6979 at http://wrti.org Super Bowl Soprano Renee Fleming Returns To Her "Day Job" WRTI Presents: Philadelphia Orchestra Day! Friday, January 31, 6 AM to 6 PM http://wrti.org/post/wrti-presents-philadelphia-orchestra-day-friday-january-31-6-am-6-pm <p>Listen today at 90.1 FM, or <a href="http://wrti.org/"><strong>online here</strong>,</a> as we celebrate our very own Fabulous Philadelphians with 12 hours of their finest performances conducted by Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin, as well as legacy recordings of legendary conductors including Riccardo Muti, Wolfgang Sawallisch, and Eugene Ormandy. Some of your favorite orchestra musicians will say hello!<br /> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:23:19 +0000 WRTI Staff 6955 at http://wrti.org WRTI Presents: Philadelphia Orchestra Day! Friday, January 31, 6 AM to 6 PM 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>Listen to more of Susan’s interview with Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin during Intermission on <strong>Sunday, November 10th, when WRTI broadcasts the Orchestra's first subscription concert of the season at 1 pm, featuring Beethoven's Symphony No. 9</strong>. Gregg Whiteside is host and producer.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:36:56 +0000 Susan Lewis 6638 at http://wrti.org Revisiting Beethoven's Symphonies with Yannick Nezet-Seguin Yannick's Long Relationship with Bruckner http://wrti.org/post/yannicks-long-relationship-bruckner <p></p><p>This Sunday at&nbsp;1 pm on <em>The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert </em>on WRTI - Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin takes to the podium to conduct a symphony by one of the composers who is closest to him.&nbsp; WRTI’s Jim Cotter has more.</p><p></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:20:55 +0000 Jim Cotter 6604 at http://wrti.org Yannick's Long Relationship with Bruckner