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Thu April 24, 2014

The Philadelphians in Concert on WRTI: Vivaldi's THE FOUR SEASONS, April 27th at 1 PM

Conductor Richard Egarr speaks with WRTI's Jim Cotter.

This Sunday at 1 pm on WRTI, it's a delightful Philadelphia Orchestra program from this past November at Verizon Hall, which begins with Vivaldi’s famous four violin concerti known as "The Four Seasons," as vivid today as they were nearly 300 years ago. Violinist Giuliano Carmignola joins Richard Egarr, two of the foremost early-music specialists in the world today, for performances of these works.

Philadelphia Orchestra Principal trumpet David Bilger speaks with WRTI's Susan Lewis about his experience playing works by Haydn.

Following intermission - during which WRTI's Jim Cotter will speak with Maestro Egarr, and Susan Lewis will speak with the Orchestra's Principal Flutist David Bilger - it's the music of 17th-century English composer Henry Purcell, a suite from his music for The Fairy Queen - his adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream - and Haydn’s Symphony No. 101, one of his great “London” symphonies, nicknamed “The Clock” for the “ticking” rhythm of its second movement.

Not to be missed! That’s this Sunday, April 27,  from 1 to 3 pm, The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI. Gregg Whiteside is producer and host. Detailed Program Notes here.

This broadcast is underwritten by Bryn Mawr Trust Wealth Management.

VIVALDI: "The Four Seasons" Violin Concerti
PURCELL: The Fairy Queen
HAYDN: Symphony No. 101 (“The Clock”)
Giuliano Carmignola, violin
Richard Egarr, conductor