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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
BARBER: Serenade, Op.1
WILLIAMS: Essay for Strings
COPLAND: Quiet City
Rodney Mack, trumpet; Geoffrey Deemer, English horn
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
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!
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.
It's an afternoon of Haydn, Faure, and Bach on our monthly Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia broadcast. Dirk Brosse conducts the familiar Pavane of Gabriel Faure. Then, two works led by Conductor Laureate Ignat Solzhenitsyn - the Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, and the Symphony No. 99 of Joseph Haydn.