Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

ENCORE!
7:12 am
Sun August 18, 2013

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia On WRTI: Strings And Copland, August 18th at 5 PM

Aaron Copland

This month's broadcast concert of The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia spotlights the ensemble's string section with two marvelous works: John Williams' Essay for Strings, and Ottorino Respighi's Aria for Strings.  

Music Director Dirk Brossé will also lead performance of two Aaron Copland favorites, Quiet City, and Appalachian Spring.  

Dave Conant is host.  Sunday, August 18, 5 to 6 pm on WRTI.

Creatively Speaking
11:59 am
Tue July 30, 2013

On The Up And Up: The Chamber Orchestra Of Philadelphia's Recent Success Stories

Sir Dirk Brosse leading The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.

After some uncertain times, the Philadelphia classical music scene is enjoying one of its brightest periods.  While most of this is a reflection of the resurgence of The Philadelphia Orchestra, the ensemble that shares its Kimmel Center home is also on the up and up, as WRTI's Jim Cotter reports.

Seen by many as the smaller sibling of the "Fabulous Philadelphians," The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia has been quietly growing and expanding in ways that are causing similar groups around the country to sit up and take notice. 

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia' 2013-14 season opens on September 15th and 16th with a program conducted by Sir Dirk Brosse featuring works by Mendelssohn and Beethoven.  Full audio and video of the concert will be available online shortly thereafter.

Jim Cotter's interview with Peter Gistelinck, executive director of The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.

ENCORE!
9:20 pm
Sat May 18, 2013

The Chamber Orchestra Of Philadelphia On WRTI: Mozart, Brosse, and Antheil on May 19th

Violinist Elissa Lee Koljonen

Join us on Sunday at 5 pm for our monthly Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia broadcast. Music Director Dirk Brossé conducts, with soloists Elissa Lee Koljonen, violin, and Roberto Diaz, viola.

Program:

MOZART: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, K.364
Elissa Lee Koljonen, violin
Roberto Diaz, viola
Dirk Brossé, conductor
 
ANTHEIL: Serenade for String Orchestra
Dirk Brossé, conductor

WRTI Spotlight
2:58 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

An Afternoon of Jazz and Classical Music

BP with The GM

On Sunday June 2nd, WRTI, ICON magazine, Jacobs Music, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and Drum Workshop join forces to sponsor "An Afternoon of Jazz and Classical Music." WRTI's Bob Perkins will play host to jazz vocalist Paula Johns, The All-Star Jazz Quartet featuring Bruce Klauber, Andy Kahn, Bruce Kaminsky and Asher Stein, The Musicopia Student Drum Line, pianist Hanchien Lee from The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and other guests.

ENCORE!
9:11 am
Sun March 24, 2013

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia: Leshnoff and Mendelssohn, March 24, 5 PM on ENCORE!

Composer Jonathan Leshnoff

Tune in on Sunday, March 24th for our monthly broadcast of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. Music Director Dirk Brosse will conduct the ensemble in the world premiere of Jonathan Leshnoff's Cello Concerto, featuring renowned Russian cellist Nina Kotova. The program also includes Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 1. Sunday, March 24th, 5 to 6 pm.

ENCORE!
3:53 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia: Bottesini and Schubert on ENCORE!

Joseph Conyers, double bassist

Music for double-bass and orchestra and a Schubert Symphony are on the program for this month's broadcast concert by the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.  Guest Conductor Michael Stern, Music Director of the Kansas City Symphony (and son of violin great Isaac Stern) leads a program that features Philadelphia Orchestra Assistant Principal Double-bassist Joseph Conyers in one of the virtuoso concertos by 19th century bassist Giovanni Bottesini.  Sunday, Feb. 17, 5 to 6 pm.

Program:

ENCORE!
9:32 am
Sun January 20, 2013

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia: Barber, Copeland & Williams, Jan. 20th at 5 pm

Dirk Brosse

It's an afternoon of Barber, Copeland, and Williams on our monthly Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia broadcast. Dirk Brosse conducts the ensemble in performances recorded live at the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater in December 2012. Sunday, January 20th, 5 to 6 pm. Join us!

Program:

BARBER: Serenade, Op.1

WILLIAMS: Essay for Strings

COPLAND: Quiet City

Rodney Mack, trumpet; Geoffrey Deemer, English horn

COPLAND: Appalachian Spring Suite

ENCORE!
7:50 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia: Beethoven & Brosse on Nov. 18th at 5 pm

Violinist Lorenzo Gatto

It's an afternoon of works by Beethoven and Brosse on our monthly Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia broadcast. Dirk Brosse conducts his own work, SIRE. Then, it's Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major with soloist Lorenzo Gatto. Sunday, November 18th, 5 to 6 pm. Join us!

PROGRAM
Brossé: SIRE
Dirk Brosse, conductor & composer

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61
Lorenzo Gatto, violin
Dirk Brosse, conductor

WRTI Spotlight
8:16 am
Sun October 21, 2012

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia: Oct. 21st, 5 pm on ENCORE!

Guitarist Gyan Riley

It's an afternoon of Chopin, Rodrigo, and Lutoslawski on our monthly Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia broadcast. Dirk Brosse conducts Chopin's Piano Concerto, No.2 in F minor. Then, it's Rodrigo's beloved Concierto de Aranjuez led by Andrew Grams, and finally Lutoslawski's Funeral Music led by Conductor Laureate Ignat Solzhenitsyn. Sunday, October 21st, 5 to 6 pm. Join us!

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Creatively Speaking
8:11 am
Sun October 21, 2012

Three Philadelphia Ensembles Collaborate For A Landmark Performance

The Mendelssohn Club Chorus, the Philadelphia Boys Choir, and The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia are set to perform at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in a very special concert that includes the world premiere of Robert Moran’s expanded - and haunting - 9/11 tribute, Trinity Requiem.

The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to the October 21st event, that also features Bruckner's Mass in E minor and Moran's Angele Dei.

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