WFMT Orchestra Series

Saturdays at 7pm

John Storgårds photo by Heikki Tuuli

The WFMT Orchestra Series continues this winter with Orchestras from the European Broadcasting Union. This exceptional series of concerts begins with Vladmir Jurowski conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra in a program featuring Elgar’s Violin Concerto in B minor with Julia Fischer, Ukrainian composer Valentyn Silvestrov’s Lullaby from ‘Melodies of the Moments’, and Enescu’s Symphony No. 2. Other highlights of the series include:

• Thomas Dausgard takes the podium with the BBC Scottish Symphony for a concert of Nielsen and Mozart. The program includes Nielsen’s first and fourth symphonies, bookending Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A with Jörg Widmann (22-04);

• The Frankfurt Radio Symphony presents a concert of Mediterranean-influenced works with Alain Altinoglu and violinist Renaud Capuçon. Selections include works by Ravel, Chabrier, Ibert, and Massenet’s always-popular Méditation, from ‘Thaïs’ (22-06);

• Hobart Earle leads the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra in a concert of works by Ukrainian composers, including Lysenko’s Elegy and Karamanov’s third Piano Concerto with Tamara Stefanovich. Closing out the program is Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2 in D (22-10);

• Closing the suite of concerts from the EBU is Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra in a concert featuring Dvořák’s Carnival Overture and Florence Price’s Symphony No. 1 in E minor (22-15);

… and many more fantastic performances! See the listings below.