Dirk Brosse

After five decades and more than 300 concerts, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia finished its 50th anniversary season with a special commemorative performance in Verizon Hall in early May. Maestro Dirk Brossé conducted a spirited program, which you can hear this Sunday, May 17, 5 to 6 pm on WRTI.

  This past season, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia celebrated its 50th anniversary. Started as the Concerto Soloists in 1964, by then-Music Director Marc Mostovoy as a way for audiences to hear Baroque and Classical chamber works, and to provide performance opportunities for young professional musicians emerging from the Curtis Institute of Music and other regional training programs, the ensemble's reputation has only grown stronger over the years.

Join us an hour earlier than usual this Sunday for our monthly broadcast of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. Music Director Dirk Brossé leads a program that includes one of his own works, the World War I-inspired Terra Incognita.  The major work on the program is Beethoven's "Pastoral."

Join host Dave Conant, Sunday, October 19, 4 to 5 pm.

Program:

Verdi: La Traviata: Prelude to Act III

Brossé: Terra Incognita

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral"

This month's Applause! features two superb performances by The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.  The first performance is of Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto, recorded in concert last month in the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.  Internationally acclaimed Japanese-born violinist Saeka Matsuyama is the soloist.  The second is Mozart’s seldom heard Symphony No. 17 with guest conductor Matthias Bamert.  Dave Conant is your host this Sunday, June 15th at 5 PM.

Program:

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.

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!

Program:

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

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.

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

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.


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

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

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