WRTI Blog: The Philadelphia Orchestra's 2018 Tour of Europe and Israel

Catch all of our content covering the Philadelphians abroad, including simulcasts from Hamburg, Vienna, Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem with WRTI Classical Host Gregg Whiteside. Starting on June 1st, The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns will file daily travelogue reports from the road and "life offstage" stories. We'll bring it all to you right here. The Philadelphia Orchestra on Tour simulcasts are sponsored by Stingray Classica and Foulkeways at Gwynedd.

WRTI's Gregg Whiteside is once again traveling across the globe with The Philadelphia Orchestra—this year, on their tour of Europe and Israel with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. WRTI 90.1 will broadcast and stream four concerts from the tour. 

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Intrigued by a Pulitzer-winning 1947 poem by W.H. Auden, 30-year-old Leonard Bernstein wrote his second symphony for piano and orchestra based on the story of four people who meet in a New York City bar and hash out the meaning of life. WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more on Bernstein's The Age of Anxiety


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