Andre Watts

The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert
5:54 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

It's Andre Watts With The Philadelphia Orchestra On WRTI: Sunday at 1 PM

Pianist Andre Watts

This Sunday afternoon at 1 pm, join us for a rebroadcast of a Verizon Hall concert from this past February, which featured the return to Philadelphia of André Watts, who joins forces with the revered Maestro Raphael Frühbeck de Borgos for a performance of Beethoven's grandest piano concerto, the Fifth - the "Emperor." Also on the program, Hindemith's Concert Music for Strings and Brass, a delicate orchestration by Stokowski of Bach's "Sleepers Awake," and the most popular of Liszt's symphonic poems, Les Preludes.

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Creatively Speaking
9:39 pm
Sun June 23, 2013

Happy Birthday To A Favorite Son Of Philadelphia

Pianist Andre Watts

Andre Watts is among the most popular soloists with Philadelphia Orchestra audiences. WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports that the pianist, who celebrated his 67th birthday this month, has been performing with the orchestra of his adopted hometown for almost his entire lifetime.

Listen to Jim Cotter's interview with Andre Watts.

Rafael Fruehbeck de Borgos and Andre Watts
3:23 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI: Bach, Beethoven, and More! March 10 at 1 pm

Maestro Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos

This Sunday on WRTI, listen to The Philadelphia Orchestra in a recorded program of music spanning 200 years, as the eminent Spanish conductor Rafael Fruehbeck de Borgos conducts a Stokowski Bach transcription, Philadelphia favorite André Watts performs Beethoven's Emperor Concerto, and Liszt’s Les Preludes gets its first performance by the Philadelphians in 16 years!

We’ll also hear Paul Hindemith’s festive and pleasant Concert Music For Strings and Brass from a concert in early February.

Join host Gregg Whiteside on Sunday, March 10, from*1 to 3 pm for The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert, from The Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall – *one hour earlier than usual – on WRTI 90.1 FM and the All-Classical stream at wrti.org.

Download the Program Notes Here

The Philadelphia Orchestra website

Sunday, March 10th, 1 to 3 pm:

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Conductor
André Watts, Piano

PROGRAM:
Bach - "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme"
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5 ("Emperor")
INTERMISSION
Hindemith - Concert Music for Strings and Brass
Liszt - Les Préludes

Intermission Features:

Jim Cotter speaks with Andre Watts

Susan Lewis has a conversation with Maestro Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos


Crossover
11:45 am
Sat October 17, 2009

Pianist Andre Watts

Jill speaks with the legendary Andre Watts, who will be in recital at the Kimmel Center on November 1st performing works by Schubert and Liszt. The acclaimed pianist burst upon the music world back in 1963 at age 16, when Leonard Bernstein chose him to make his debut with the New York Philharmonic in its Young People's Concert, broadcast nationwide on CBS-TV. Only two weeks later, Bernstein asked him to substitute at the last minute for an ailing Glenn Gould to perform music by Franz Liszt with the Philharmonic, thus launching Watts' career in storybook fashion.

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