Rossen Milanov on Crossover w/Jill Pasternak, October 12, 2013
Rossen Milanov is a busy man of the world. The miles he racks up, both driving and flying, are great. Just look at his schedule from now through the first week in December: the Colorado Symphony in Denver, the Fort Worth Symphony in Texas, the Princeton Symphony in New Jersey, the Latvian National Symphony in Latvia, the Orchesta Sinfonica del Principado de Asturias in Spain, the Aalborg Symphony in Denmark, and finally back home to lead Camden's Symphony in C. It's almost as though Alec Baldwin is about to come up and ask him, "What's in your wallet?"
WRTI presents Symphony in C under the baton of Music Director Rossen Milanov on March 17th at 4 pm. Written when Mendelssohn was only 17, his Midsummer Night's Dream Overture was the first "concert overture" - a work not intended to introduce a dramatic presentation, but to represent, complete in itself, a literary work, or story, or place.
It's an afternoon of Chopin, Rodrigo, and Lutoslawski on our monthly Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia broadcast. Dirk Brosse conducts Chopin's Piano Concerto, No.2 in F minor. Then, it's Rodrigo's beloved Concierto de Aranjuez led by Andrew Grams, and finally Lutoslawski's Funeral Music led by Conductor Laureate Ignat Solzhenitsyn.Sunday, October 21st, 5 to 6 pm. Join us!
It's the first broadcast of the season for the acclaimed Symphony in C, and it's an exciting Sunday afternoon on WRTI. The program starts with the 2013 winner of Symphony in C's Young Composers' Competition, a work by Douglas Buchanan. Pianist Di Wu joins the orchestrafor a Rachmaninoff favorite, and the concert concludes with Tchaikovsky's final symphony. Music Director Rossen Milanov conducts. Sunday, October 14th, 3 to 5 pm.
In recent times, Philadelphians have been made well aware of the fiscal challenges of sustaining a symphony orchestra. Now, around the country, other cities are experiencing such problems first hand. Serious doubts hang over the immediate viability of orchestras in Atlanta, Minnesota, St Paul, Indianapolis, and San Antonio with others likely to soon follow suit.
Yet in Camden, New Jersey, a city whose very municipal infrastructure is under threat, its orchestra - Symphony In C - continues to garner and grow support, audience, and reputation.
It's works by Ligeti, Dvorak, and Roger Zare on Sunday, May 13th from 3 to 5 pm. Rossen Milanov conducts Symphony in C. Violinist Augustin Hadelich is soloist. Roger Zare was the winner of the ensemble's 2012 Young Composers' Competition.
Program: Roger Zare: Green Flash Georgy Ligeti: Violin Concerto Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "From the New World"
Jim Cotter speaks with Rossen Milanov. He conducts both Camden's Symphony in C with Astral Artists, and The Philadelphia Orchestra in upcoming concerts at the Kimmel Center.
Jason Peifer visits the Arden Theatre as it opens Bruce Graham's Something Intangible, the Arden's 30th world-premiere play. We'll hear about the career of the Philadelphia playwright.
The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns previews The Audition, a documentary exploring how the Metropolitan Opera finds new talent. The film features AVA artists Angela Meade and Michael Fabiano.