The Fabulous Philadelphians on WRTI
3:10 pm
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.

Concertmaster David Kim recalls his experience playing in the Tchaikovsky Competition in 1986 during a backstage conversation with WRTI's Susan Lewis.

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.

Cristian Macelaru discusses his responsibilities as associate conductor with WRTI's Jim Cotter.

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!

Program notes and photos

Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole
Tchaikovsky: sérénade mélancolique, for violin and orchestra
Tchaikovsky: Valse-scherzo, for violin and orchestra
Stravinsky: Petroushka

Cristian Macelaru, conductor
David Kim, violin