The Fabulous Philadelphians on WRTI
Fri January 31, 2014
The Philadelphians on WRTI: David Kim Plays Tchaikovsky, Cristian Macelaru Conducts, Feb. 2, 1 PM
Join us this Sunday at 1 pm for a Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast of a Verizon Hall performance first heard in mid-December, and offering two delightful pieces by Tchaikovsky that feature Concertmaster David Kim as soloist: the Serenade Melancholique, and Valse-Scherzo - both personally meaningful works to Mr. Kim, who was the only American awarded a prize at the 1986 quadrennial Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.
Also on Sunday's program, Ravel's glistening Rapsodie Espagnole, infused with the rhythms and folk songs reminiscent of the Spanish countryside, and Stravinsky's ballet Petroushka, about a puppet that comes to life - an energetic and satirical work full of wit and humor. Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Conductor Cristian Macelaru conducts. Gregg Whiteside is producer and host.
During intermission, Susan Lewis speaks with David Kim, and Jim Cotter talks with Cristian Macelaru.
That's Sunday, February 2, from 1 to 3 pm. Don't miss it!
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole
Tchaikovsky: sérénade mélancolique, for violin and orchestra
Tchaikovsky: Valse-scherzo, for violin and orchestra
Cristian Macelaru, conductor
David Kim, violin