Join us for re-broadcasts of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2016-17 season with Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium for his fifth year as music director of the Orchestra. WRTI presents, for the second time if you missed them the first time around, nearly all of the subscription concerts beginning Sunday, July 16th.
The broadcast season kicked off with Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with piano megastar Yuja Wang, and Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Yannick’s multi-season focus on the great musical cities of the world, American sounds, opera, theatrically rooted works, and sacred music continued this past season, with music inspired by Paris weaving throughout the season.
A three-week Paris Festival was also a highlight of the 2016-17 season.
American Sounds were explored through works by Mason Bates, Christopher Theofanidis, and Leonard Bernstein; and there were two world premieres — an Organ Concerto by Christopher Rouse, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Kimmel Center’s Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ, and featuring organist Paul Jacobs; and Principal Percussionist Christopher Deviney’s Imaginary Day, a duo concerto based on music by Pat Metheny.
Distinguished guest conductors and soloists ranged from rising stars to living legends, among them Yuja Wang, Stéphane Tétreault, Midori, Itzhak Perlman, André Watts, Daniil Trifonov, Gianandrea Noseda, and Herbert Blomstedt.
Conductor Laureate Charles Dutoit returned with Britten’s War Requiem and Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève conducting a Rachmaninoff Festival.
Repertoire highlights are celebrations of Mozart and Brahms, including a complete cycle of Brahms’s Four Symphonies.
It’s all yours to enjoy beginning Sunday, July 16th at 1 pm, here on WRTI!
Gregg Whiteside is producer and host of the Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcasts on WRTI, every Sunday at 1 pm on WRTI 90.1 FM, online at WRTI.org, and on the WRTI mobile app! Enjoy a rebroadcast of Sunday concerts on Mondays at 7 pm on WRTI HD-2, as part of our new "Symphony at 7" lineup!
PROGRAM for Sunday, July 16th at 1 pm
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
III. Allegro vivace
Yuja Wang, pianist
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique,Op. 14
I. Daydreams, Passions (Largo—Allegro agitato
e appassionato assai)
II. A Ball (Valse. Allegro non troppo)
III. In the Meadows (Adagio)
IV. March to the Scaffold (Allegretto non troppo)
V. Dream of a Witches’ Sabbath (Larghetto—
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor