Yannick Nézet-Séguin

The Philadelphia Orchestra has announced a new roster of conductors, selected by Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin, to lead the ensemble in a growing number of artistic endeavors and collaborations across seasons and venues. WRTI's Susan Lewis speaks with Yannick about the announcement, and also hears from the newly appointed principal guest conductor, Stéphane Denčve ; conductor-in-residence, Cristian Măcelaru ; and assistant conductor, Lio Kuokman . The appointments are effective with the...

Yannick Nezet-Seguin often talks about how much his Philadelphia Orchestra performances change and improve from day to day. But in what way? The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns experienced three performances of a recent program – in person at the Kimmel Center on Thursday, on Friday listening to a live WQXR radio broadcast from Carnegie Hall, and finally on WRTI’s live Sunday afternoon concert broadcast.

The Philadelphia Orchestra has announced that next season will include more new works as well as lesser- performed gems from music history. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the orchestra’s music director is building on the success of - and audience response to - his first two seasons. While well-known masterpieces are always rewarding, Yannick Nezet-Seguin says the time is right to expand the orchestra’s repertoire. Season highlights will include a series called the 40/40 Project - in honor of...

Yannick Nezet-Seguin has been known to conduct the St. Matthew Passion and La Traviata - on the same day. But he recently returned from a two-month work hiatus brought on by illness. Now, as the Philadelphia Inquirer’s David Patrick Stearns reports, Yannick is learning how to pace himself, but not from his predecessor at the Rotterdam Philharmonic.

The great Renée Fleming returns to one of her signature roles, singing the enchanting “Song to the Moon” in Dvorák’s soulful fairy-tale opera. Tenor Piotr Beczala co-stars as the Prince, Dolora Zajick is Ježibaba, and our very own Philadelphia Orchestra maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium. Saturday, February 8, 1 to 5 pm on WRTI. http://youtu.be/trfLkYpOglA Antonin Dvorak: RUSALKA, (sung in Czech) Synopsis Cast: Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Rusalka: Renée Fleming

Singing at The Metropolitan Opera rarely means just returning to "business as usual." But - for soprano Renee Fleming, the worldwide audience for the February 8th Met Opera radio broadcast and HD simulcast in which she stars will be small change compared to the millions who watched her recent pre-Super Bowl performance. Here she speaks with WRTI's Jim Cotter in an exclusive interview. You can hear Renee Fleming singing the title role in Dvorak's RUSALKA on WRTI, Saturday, February 8th at 1 pm...

Listen today at 90.1 FM, or online here , as we celebrate our very own Fabulous Philadelphians with 12 hours of their finest performances conducted by Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin, as well as legacy recordings of legendary conductors including Riccardo Muti, Wolfgang Sawallisch, and Eugene Ormandy. Some of your favorite orchestra musicians will say hello!

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This Sunday at 1 pm on WRTI, it's a performance of Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 7 by The Philadelphia Orchestra. The work, and the composer, are very close to Yannick's musical heart. Paired with Wagner's tender Siegfried Idyll , you're in for an orchestral treat, in this rebroadcast of a Verizon Hall concert first heard last January, and broadcast a week after the death of the Orchestra's Conductor Laureate Wolfgang Sawallisch.

At Intermission, WRTI's Susan Lewis went backstage...

Chris Lee

We look forward to your company this Sunday at 1 pm for an archival broadcast concert from November of 2011, when then-Music Director Designate Yannick Nézet-Séguin stepped forward to increase his time with The Philadelphia Orchestra and its audiences, and directed an impressive Italian-themed program, featuring Tchaikovskys Francesca da Rimini, Mendelssohns 4th Symphony, Verdis Overture to La Forza del Destino and Respighis Pines of Rome ! At Intermission, well hear Meridee Duddlestons...

Yannick Nezet-Seguin is on the podium this Sunday at 2 pm in a recorded concert from this past May, which featured Hilary Hahns return to Philadelphia for Korngolds Violin Concerto. This colorful and cinematic score grew out of Korngolds success in Hollywood while writing many of his treasured film soundtracks. Also on the program, trademark fanfares, folk melodies, and thunderous crescendos punctuate Mahlers First Symphony, along with humorous folk tunes and inventive orchestrations. And, in...

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