Join us on Sunday, July 10th from 1 to 3 pm for a re-broadcast of The Philadelphia Orchestra's first concert of the 2015/2016 season. If you coudn't make it to Verizon Hall back in the fall of last year, listen to Yannick Nézet-Séguin lead the Philadelphians in works by Rachmaninoff, Ravel, and Rimsky-Korsakov with pianist Daniil Trifonov on WRTI.
The whole season has showcased the inimitable “Philadelphia Sound” that has inspired composers through the years, and led to many world and U.S. premieres. These works are all good examples: Ravel’s impressionistic Une Barque sur l’océan (A Ship on the Ocean), which was given its U.S. premiere by Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphians in 1953; Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4, which he wrote for The Philadelphia Orchestra, and gave its premiere himself here in Philadelphia in 1927, with Leopold Stokowski conducting; and Rimsky-Korsakov’s sweeping Scheherazade, which has become a signature work of the Philadelphians!
Don’t miss this special treat on Sunday as The Philadelphia Orchestra is joined by Daniil Trifonov, a young pianist who has made a spectacular ascent to classical music stardom since winning First Prize at both the Tchaikovsky and Rubinstein competitions in 2011 at the age of 20.
Ravel: Une Barque sur l'océan
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 4
Daniil Trifonov, piano
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor
Gregg Whiteside is producer and host of The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcasts on WRTI, every Sunday at 1 pm.