George Antheil

George Antheil’s Ballet Mécanique is not for dancers, but percussionists. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the 1924 concert piece was revised in 1953, and continues to challenge performers with its fast pace, syncopated rhythms, and unusual orchestration.

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.