Conductor Simon Rattle
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.
Rattle is as passionate about music as any athletic icon is about sports - about its intrinsic value and its ability to change lives.
WRTI's Susan Lewis profiles the iconic British music director of the Berlin Philharmonic, who has had a more than a 15-year-long relationship with The Philadelphia Orchestra.