Guest Conductor Jaap van Zweden takes the podium to conduct The Philadelphia Orchestra in an all-Russian program from last April. You'll hear two major works: Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence, inspired by the sights and sounds of Italy, and performed in an expanded version for the full strings of The Philadelphians, 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. It’s a symphonic masterpiece!
During intermission, WRTI's Susan Lewis speaks backstage with The Philadelphia Orchestra's First Associate Concertmaster Juliette Kang. Join us this Sunday at our new time - 1 to 3 pm. Gregg Whiteside is host and producer.
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, for string orchestra
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5
Jaap van Zweden: conductor