Rossen Milanov says goodbye after 15 brilliant years as music director of Symphony in C. In his final concert, recorded April 25 at the Orchestra's home - the Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts - principal winds of the orchestra perform the Sinfonia Concertante for winds, by Mozart. Then, the orchestra plays the Romantic Symphony, the Symphony No. 4 of Bruckner. Listen to the concert on Sunday at 3 pm on WRTI.
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E flat Major, K. 297b for Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, and Bassoon
It’s an all Brahms program with Symphony in C, on Sunday at 3 pm on WRTI. Pianist Alon Goldstein joins Symphony in C for Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1. The program concludes with the composer’s lyrical Symphony No. 3 in F Major. Music Director Rossen Milanov conducts. Don’t miss it!
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Alon Goldstein, piano
Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
At first, “I really wanted to play the clarinet,” admits flutist Megan Emigh (pronounced AY-mee), who is principal flute for Symphony in C. She explains that the idea was to start, at age 4, on flute, and then switch later to the differently pitched clarinet, where a player has to learn how to transpose. But she liked the flute (even though her older sister already played one). “I never switched!”
Gems from the Romantic repertoire take center stage following a performance of the winning entry in the 2015 Young Composers Competition with music by Charles Peck. One of the first concerti of the Romantic age, Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1, will feature pianist Roman Rabinovich. The concert concludes with Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony in B minor, based on Lord Byron’s dramatic metaphysical poem.
It's a special holiday broadcast with Symphony in C on Sunday, December 14 at 3 pm. You'll hear Vivaldi’s exuberant Gloria celebrating the season in Baroque style. Exciting arrangements of holiday favorites will round out the program. Joining Symphony in C is the New Jersey MasterChorale and soloists, under the direction of Wayne Richmond. Rossen Milanov conducts.
Acclaimed violinist Augustin Hadelich joins Symphony in C and Music Director Rossen Milanov for one of the most beloved concertos in the repertoire - the Concerto in E minor, by Felix Mendelssohn. That's the centerpiece on this Sunday's broadcast.
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.
Symphony in Ccontinues 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.