Symphony in C

ENCORE!
5:06 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Symphony in C on WRTI: Tchaikovsky and Corigliano, Sunday at 3 PM

Jason Vieaux

John Corigliano's Troubadors, Variations for Guitar and Orchestra, opens our broadcast of Symphony in C Sunday, at 3 pm.  Philip Mann guest conducts, and acclaimed guitarist Jason Vieaux plays this 1993 work by Corigliano, which the composer describes as a "lyrical" concerto.  The concert concludes with one of Tchaikovsky's best known symphonies, the No. 5 in E minor.  Sunday, March 16, 3 to 5 pm on WRTI.

Jason Vieaux performing in 2010:

Creatively Speaking
6:35 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Symphony in C: Celebrating 60

Harpist Madeline Blood performs with Symphony in C, December 7th at 8 pm

Symphony in C continues its 60th-anniversary season this weekend with a concert featuring the music of Mozart. As WRTI's Jim Cotter reports, the organization is operating under the leadership of a newly appointed president, who has a very hands-on approach.

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Crossover
2:24 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Grounded, Yet Flying High: Conductor Rossen Milanov

Rossen Milanov

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?"

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Where Music Lives
9:11 am
Mon September 2, 2013

Symphony in C Celebrates Diamond Jubilee Under New President

Music Lives in Camden, New Jersey where a storied symphony orchestra is celebrating its 60th anniversary.  As WRTI's Jim Cotter now reports, the organization begins its new season under the leadership of a newly appointed president who has a very hands-on approach.

Symphony In C President Pamela Brant speaks with Jim Cotter at the start of the season.

Symphony in C's 60th season opens on September 21st with a program featuring Dvorák’s Cello Concerto with David Finkel as soloist, the Bartok Concerto for Orchestra. And Neon Lights by Jules Pegram, the winner of  Symphony in C’s Young Composers’ Competition.

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ENCORE!
6:11 am
Sun May 26, 2013

Haydn's The Creation: Symphony In C & The Mendelssohn Club, May 26, 4 PM

This Sunday it's Symphony in C with the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia in a performance of Haydn’s masterpiece, The Creation. This was the grand closing concert of the ensemble's 60th anniversary season. Rossen Milanov conducts. Join us! Sunday, May 26, 4 to 6 pm.

Program notes here.

ENCORE!
9:18 am
Sun March 17, 2013

Mendelssohn and Schumann: Symphony in C on ENCORE!

Violinist Maria Bachmann

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.

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Encore!
4:24 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Two Sets of Four Seasons: Symphony in C on ENCORE!

Experience "The Four Seasons" with two composers from two continents. Hear the original work by Vivaldi, and then travel to South America to engage in the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, by Astor Piazolla.  Symphony in C Concertmaster Stefani Collins is soloist, with Music Director Rossen Milanov conducting. Sunday, December 16th, 3 to 5 pm.

PROGRAM:

Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Astor Piazzolla: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Music for your holiday weekend
7:23 am
Thu November 22, 2012

A Classical Thanksgiving with WRTI

We have the music for the perfect Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Beginning on Thursday, join us for a particularly American flavor with music by American composers from Copland to Bernstein to John Alden Carpenter.  There will also be a family celebration with some of the great names in music, including the Bachs, the Strauss family, father and son Mozart and more! 

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WRTI Spotlight
3:08 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Symphony in C Starts a New Season on WRTI: Oct. 14th, 3 pm on Encore!

Rossen Milanov

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 orchestra for a Rachmaninoff favorite, and the concert concludes with Tchaikovsky's final symphony.  Music Director Rossen Milanov conducts. Sunday, October 14th, 3 to 5 pm.

Program:

Creatively Speaking
11:06 am
Sat September 22, 2012

Symphony In C Bucks Downward Trend For Regional Orchestras

Rossen Milanov is music director of Symphony in C.

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. 

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