The Philadelphia Orchestra 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> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:01:37 +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 A Happy 90th Birthday Tribute to Former Philadelphia Orchestra Cellist Marcel Farago http://wrti.org/post/happy-90th-birthday-tribute-former-philadelphia-orchestra-cellist-marcel-farago-0 <p>Tune in on <strong>Thursday, April 17th during the 1 pm hour </strong>for a very special 90th birthday tribute to a very special musician and composer. <strong>Marcel Farago, </strong>longtime cellist with the Philadelphia Orchestra (1955 to 1994) composed <em>In Memoriam</em> in 1989, dedicated to his wife Adele who died in 1988. Ricardo Muti and The Philadelphia Orchestra premiered the work in the same year. Join us to hear Marcel Farago's <em>In Memoriam</em> as we celebrate his 90th.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:52:32 +0000 WRTI Staff 7206 at http://wrti.org A Happy 90th Birthday Tribute to Former Philadelphia Orchestra Cellist Marcel Farago 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 Poulenc's Aubade: A Still-Unique Choreographic Concerto http://wrti.org/post/poulencs-aubade-still-unique-choreographic-concerto <p></p><p>In 1929, an unusual work by a versatile 20th-century French composer premiered at the home of his wealthy patrons. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, this piece, still unique in the classical repertoire, is part piano concerto and part ballet, in a chamber music setting.</p><p>http://youtu.be/G-YidsN0B9A</p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Listen to The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI, Sunday, April 13 at 1 pm to hear conductor Stephane Deneve lead the Philadelphians in works by Stravinsky and Prokofiev.</strong></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:27:27 +0000 Susan Lewis 7162 at http://wrti.org Poulenc's Aubade: A Still-Unique Choreographic Concerto An Orchestra Musician Who Has Seen Them All http://wrti.org/post/orchestra-musician-who-has-seen-them-all <p></p><p>Since its founding in 1900, The Philadelphia&nbsp;Orchestra has had four music directors whose tenures have lasted more than a decade. Today, as WRTI's Jim Cotter reports, there is one member of the ensemble who has played under all of these great conductors.</p><p>When violinist Herbert Light won his audition for the Orchestra in 1961, it was his second job offer in a week.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:45:11 +0000 Jim Cotter 7170 at http://wrti.org An Orchestra Musician Who Has Seen Them All American Audiences Missing Out On Many Great Performers http://wrti.org/post/american-audiences-missing-out-many-great-performers <p></p><p>Over the past decade or so, it has become increasingly difficult for overseas musicians without well-established reputations in the U.S. to get permission to travel here for work. However, as WRTI's Jim Cotter reports, when a powerhouse such as The Philadelphia Orchestra wants a particular soloist, they usually get their man, or woman.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:56:56 +0000 Jim Cotter 7161 at http://wrti.org American Audiences Missing Out On Many Great Performers 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 Mstislav Rostropovich's Modern Torchbearer: Cellist Johannes Moser http://wrti.org/post/mstislav-rostropovichs-modern-torchbearer-cellist-johannes-moser <p></p><p>This week marks the birth of the celebrated 20th-century Russian cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, one of his recordings with Eugene Ormandy and The Philadelphia Orchestra motivated one of today’s leading concert soloists, Johannes Moser, to pursue his career.&nbsp;</p><p>http://youtu.be/kq1erEVES1M</p><p>http://youtu.be/dvRCw3OPWiM</p><p></p><p></p><p>http://youtu.be/WyF_pWzegXA</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:10:28 +0000 Susan Lewis 7111 at http://wrti.org Mstislav Rostropovich's Modern Torchbearer: Cellist Johannes Moser Performing The Majestic Music of J.S. Bach: A Modern Yet Historical Approach http://wrti.org/post/performing-majestic-music-js-bach-modern-yet-historical-approach <p></p><p>J.S. Bach’s 329th birthday is Monday, March 31st. In recent years, the iconic composer’s music has been embraced by period performers, and played less frequently by big symphony orchestras. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, <strong>The Philadelphia Orchestra takes a very modern - yet historical - approach to his music in WRTI's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast on Sunday, March 30th at 1 pm. </strong></p><p>The broadcast also features Bach’s Piano Concerto No. 1, and music of Strauss and Mahler.</p><p>http://youtu.be/x9Sbk3E8-ws</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:50:17 +0000 Susan Lewis 7112 at http://wrti.org Performing The Majestic Music of J.S. Bach: A Modern Yet Historical Approach