WRTI To Simulcast Philadelphia Orchestra Concerts In Israel, Germany, Austria With Gregg Whiteside

May 10, 2018

WRTI's Gregg Whiteside is once again traveling across the globe with The Philadelphia Orchestra—this year, on their tour of Israel and Europe with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. WRTI 90.1 will broadcast four concerts from the tour with a one-hour delay.

The Orchestra's 2018 tour encompasses six European cities and three Israeli cities.

Each performance will come to life for folks back home—and around the world—with Gregg as host. Simulcasts will be heard in Philadelphia (EST) from Hamburg on May 29 at 3 PM, Vienna on June 1 at 2:30 PM, Tel Aviv on June 4 at 2 PM, and Jerusalem on June 5 at 2 PM.

WRTI 90.1 will be there when The Philadelphia Orchestra becomes the first American orchestra to perform in Israel since the mid-1990s. The New York Philharmonic and the Pittsburgh Symphony traveled there in 1996; The Philadelphians were last on tour in Israel in 1992 with former Music Director Riccardo Muti.

Gregg with Yannick Nezet-Seguin at the press conference announcing the Orchestra's 2018 Tour of Europe and Israel.
Credit Will Figg/Philadelphia Orchestra

In the interim, the Orchestra has developed a tradition of marking significant events in Israel, with special concerts in Philadelphia on Israel's 50th and 60th anniversaries, including a side-by-side concert in 1998 with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. This tour coincides with Israel's 70th year as a nation.

“To have this remarkable opportunity to travel to Israel with the extraordinary Philadelphia Orchestra is a dream come true,” said Nézet-Séguin, who will make his first visit to Israel on this tour.

The Orchestra’s tour encompasses six European cities and three Israeli cities, featuring pianists Hélène Grimaud and Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

Starting on May 24th, European stops include performances over eight days in Brussels, Luxembourg City, Düsseldorf, Paris, Hamburg, and Vienna. The tour will conclude in Israel with performances first in Haifa and Tel Aviv, and with the final concert in Jerusalem on June 5th.

WRTI 90.1 will be there when The Philadelphia Orchestra becomes the first American orchestra to perform in Israel since the mid-1990s.

Concert Schedule:

Brussels, Belgium, May 24, at the Palais des Beaux-Arts, BOZAR

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, May 25, at the Philharmonie Luxembourg

Paris, France May 26, at the Philharmonie de Paris

Düsseldorf, Germany, May 27, at the Tonhalle Düsseldorf

Hamburg, Germany, May 28 and  29, at the Elbphilharmonie — Simulcast on WRTI 90.1, May 29 at 3 PM EST

Vienna, Austria, May 31 and June 1, at the Musikverein — Simulcast on WRTI 90.1, June 1 at 2:30 PM EST

Haifa, Israel, June 3, at Rappaport Hall

Tel Aviv, Israel, June 4, at the Charles R. Bronfman Auditorium — Simulcast on WRTI 90.1, June 4 at 2 PM EST

Jerusalem, Israel, June 5, at the International Convention Center — Simulcast on WRTI 90.1, June 5 at 2 PM EST

WRTI 90.1 is the radio partner of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Listen to simulcasts on May 29, and June 1, 4, and 5 on the air at 90.1 in Philadelphia, online at WRTI.org, and on the WRTI App.

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The Philadelphia Orchestra on Tour simulcasts are sponsored by Stingray Classica and Foulkeways at Gwynedd