This Sunday, January 21st at 1 pm, our Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast on WRTI 90.1 brings you a work very familiar through recordings, but not often performed in the concert hall: Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis.
Two composers—working centuries apart—come together in Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. WRTI’s Susan Lewis has the story about what became one of Vaughn Williams' most successful orchestral works.
Listen to WRTI's Susan Lewis speak with conductor James Gaffigan.
On this Sunday’s Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast, it's works by American composers born and trained in the U.S.A, and a Czech master who wrote some of his most enduring compositions while living in the States.
Join us on Monday, January 15th at 1:30 pm for a LIVE broadcast of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert at Girard College's historic chapel, honoring the life and legacy of Dr. King.
The Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service is the largest event of its kind in the country. Volunteers spread out across the region to perform all kinds of service projects. Thousands converge on the campus of Girard College for a full slate of activities, including a job fair.
Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin speaks backstage with WRTI's Susan Lewis.
The vast canvas of an oratorio that begins with the turn from Winter to Spring, and progresses through Summer, Autumn, and Winter, The Seasons, by Joseph Haydn, expands this Sunday’s Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast to three hours.
Listen to our Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast at 7 pm on the Classical Stream at WRTI.org on Christmas Day! It's the Orchestra’s annual Glorious Sound of Christmas concert, a tradition since the Philadelphians recorded its best-selling Glorious Sound of Christmas album in 1962.
WRTI's Susan Lewis speaks with guest conductor, Bramwell Tovey.