WRTI's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast this Sunday, December 1st at 1 pm brings you a Verizon Hall concert from mid October, that saw the return to the podium of perennial audience favorite Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, who made his Philadelphia Orchestra (and United States) debut in 1969. The Maestro kicks off a two-week residency, the second week of which includes his 150th performance with the Orchestra here in Philadelphia.
It's Richard Wagner's transcendent and tragic masterpiece, Tristan und Isolde on WRTI this Saturday at 1 pm. The two lovers will be sung by Canadian tenor Ben Heppner and Swedish soprano Nina Stemme. Patrick Summers conducts.
London-based, period-instrument ensemble Arcangelo presents a program of works by J. S. Bach and J. C. Bach, as well as Handel’s mythological tale of unrequited love, Apollo e Dafne, one of his most ambitious cantatas that set the stage for the brilliant operatic career that followed in the next 30 years of his life. Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova is the soloist in Bach's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A minor.
Arcangelo was founded in 2010 by the English conductor Jonathan Cohen. It has since recorded several albums and has appeared at various venues and early-music festivals throughout the UK and Europe. This program is a broadcast of their concert this past Monday at Carnegie Hall. Hear the live, recorded concert on Sunday, November 24 at 4 pm.
J.S. BACH: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A minor J. CHRISTOPH BACH: "Mein Freund ist mein" from Cantata: Meine Freundin, du bist schön HANDEL: Concerto Grosso in D Minor, Op. 6, No. 10 HANDEL: Apollo e Dafne
Some of the popular Big Band Classics from the 1940s get a 21st-century makeover on Big Band Jazz - this Sunday, November 24 at 7 pm. You'll hear a brilliant reworking of Duke Ellington's "Take The A Train" by the 2013 One O'Clock Lab Band from North Texas State University, Jeff Hamilton and the DePaul University Jazz Ensemble with an update on Woody Herman's theme "Blue Flame," and lots more. Join us!
This Sunday at 1 pm, join us for a Philadelphia Orchestra concert from October. Yefim Bronfman, one of the world's greatest pianists, brings his unique blend of power, virtuosity, and grace to Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 - its delicate solo opening bars and fiery conclusion serving as an ideal vehicle to showcase Bronfman's talents.
Set in 15th-century northern Spain, Il trovatore tells the story of Manrico, a gypsy troubadour who has fallen in love with the Duchess of Aragon. However, the Count di Luna is also attracted to Aragon, and when he attempts to take her from Manrico, the troubadour takes the count’s life in a duel, not realizing they were brothers, and that his mother Azucena actually stole him from a family of royals many years ago.
This month's Applause broadcast, on Sunday at 5 pm with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia under Guest Conductor James Judd, features music of Heitor Villa-Lobos, with guitarist Pablo Sainz Villegas playing the Concerto for Guitar and Small Orchestra, plus an encore.
Judd then conducts the youthful String Symphony No. 9 by the teenaged Felix Mendelssohn. Sunday, November 17th at 5 pm on WRTI.