Maestro Jaap van Zweden, Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev
Fri May 10, 2013
The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert On WRTI: Two Popular Russian Works!
This Sunday from 2 to 4 pm, Guest Conductor Jaap van Zweden takes the podium to conduct The Philadelphia Orchestra in an all-Russian program from mid-April, which offers two major works. Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence, inspired by the sights and sounds of Italy, was originally scored for string sextet. We’ll hear it performed in an expanded version for the full strings of The Philadelphia Orchestra.
And – the work that saw Sergei Prokofiev at the pinnacle of his career – his Symphony No. 5, composed in the final days of World War II, is a symphonic masterpiece that you'll love!
During intermission, Susan Lewis will speak with the Orchestra's First Associate Concertmaster, Juliette Kang, and Jim Cotter will speak with Maestro van Zweden. Not to be missed! Do join us, this Sunday, May 12th, 2 to 4 pm.