Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

Conductor Laureate Ignat Solzhenitsyn leads The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in two works on this month's Applause! broadcast. Benjamin Britten's tribute to his teacher, the Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, will open the program. The work, written in 1937, brought Britten international attention. Also on the program, Franz Joseph Haydn's "Surprise Symphony." Dave Conant hosts. Sunday, May 18th, 5 to 6 pm on WRTI.


Dirk Brosse's Life In Music...On Film!

May 5, 2014

A new film portraying the life story of one of Philadelphia's most prominent musical leaders has its U.S. premiere this week.  As WRTI's Jim Cotter reports, the film documents the accomplishments of an internationally renowned conductor, composer and...knight.

Join us for two Mozart favorites on this Sunday's Applause! broadcast. It's the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in a concert recorded just last month. Mathias Bamert is guest conductor. Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Flutist Jeffrey Khaner will play the Mozart Flute Concerto No. 2, and Mozart's 40th Symphony concludes the broadcast.

Dave Conant is your host, Easter Sunday, 5 to 6 pm.

There's an interesting mix on this month's APPLAUSE with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. One of Joseph Haydn's best-loved symphonies, and the premier of Michel Legrand's concerto for harp and orchestra, make up this month's broadcast, hosted by WRTI's Dave Conant, Sunday, March 16, 5 to 6 pm.

Dirk Brossé is joined by three acclaimed organists on this month's broadcast by The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. Matthew Glandorf, Alan Morrison, and Jeffrey Brillhart join the ensemble for works by Joseph Jongen, Josef Rheinberger, and Maestro Brossé.  That's this Sunday, Feb. 16, 5 to 6 pm on WRTI. Join us!


Joseph Jongen: Hymne, Op. 78 (1924) - Matthew Glandorf, organ

It's not often that we hear about a work for harp getting its world premiere. So it's rather special when it does happen. And, when the work is a harp concerto by Michel Legrand - well, that kicks it up a notch. Add to that, world-renowned harpist Catherine Michel as soloist, and you have a blockbuster. Couple that with Dirk Brosse and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia accompanying Ms. Michel and you have a spectacular musical event.

First up in this month's Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia concert is Metropolitan Opera Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill, who joins the ensemble for a performance of Mozart's sublime Clarinet Concerto, K. 622. Then, cellist Sara Sant'Ambrogio of the famed Eroica Trio, plays Robert Schumann's Cello Concerto in A minor. Music Director Dirk Brossé conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.  

Join us on Sunday, December 15 at 5 pm for this month's Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia APPLAUSE broadcast, which highlights some of the orchestra's performances of newer music, under Music Director Dirk Brossé and Conductor Laureate Ignat Solzhenitsyn, and spotlights the strings of the orchestra.

JOHN WILLIAMS: Essay for Strings (from December 17, 2012)
Dirk Brossé, conductor

This month's Applause broadcast, on Sunday at 5 pm with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia under Guest Conductor James Judd, features music of Heitor Villa-Lobos, with guitarist Pablo Sainz Villegas playing the Concerto for Guitar and Small Orchestra, plus an encore.  

Judd then conducts the youthful String Symphony No. 9 by the teenaged Felix Mendelssohn.  Sunday, November 17th at 5 pm on WRTI.

Dirk Brossé conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in the Orchestra's monthly "Applause" broadcast. The program is made up of two works - the spirited Piano Concerto No. 1 of Felix Mendelssohn, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 4.