The Philadelphia Orchestra and Lang Lang in Concert on WRTI: November 13 at 1 PM

Nov 11, 2016

This Sunday's re-broadcast on WRTI features Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium for the final concert of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2015-16 season. He's joined by a Philadelphia favorite, the incomparable Lang Lang, performing the music of someone else whose career had close ties to Philadelphia, Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Join us next Sunday, November 20th at 1 pm for the first broadcast of the 2016-2017 season! It begins with Yannick conducting performances of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with piano mega-star Yuja Wang, and Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique.

The November 13th broadcast features Mahler’s last symphony, the 10th, which was left unfinished at his death in 1911. Over the years, many noted musicians and experts have worked on completing it. Great Britain’s Deryck Cooke created the version first premiered and recorded in the U.S. by Eugene Ormandy and The Philadelphia Orchestra. Yannick’s passion for this realization of Mahler's final work summons a Philadelphia sound you'll feel as well as hear.

Lang Lang’s blend of youthful dynamism and extraordinary musicianship would seem to be the perfect combination for the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 1, guaranteed to spark fireworks onstage. Join us for this unforgettable season-ending event!

During intermission, WRTI’s Susan Lewis will speak backstage with mega-star Lang Lang.

PROGRAM:
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 1

     Lang Lang, pianist

Intermission

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 10 (Deryck Cooke)

     Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Gregg Whiteside is producer and host of The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcasts on WRTI 90.1 FM in Philadelphia and streaming online at WRTI.org, every Sunday from 1 to 3 pm.