Nicholas Angelich

This Sunday’s Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast on 90.1 brings us another first-ever Philadelphia Orchestra performance of a work by the contemporary French composer Guillaume Connesson, the ever-popular 5th Piano Concerto of Camille Saint-Saëns, Ottorino Respighi’s The Pines of Rome, and, to begin the concert, the rousing Roman Carnival Overture by Hector Berlioz!

Saint-Saëns' fifth and last piano concerto reflects his long career as a musician, composer and avid traveler.   WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more on the concerto, nicknamed "The Egyptian."