WRTI host Mark Pinto will be at Wayne Presbyterian Church on Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 pm singing with 160 vocalists of the Wayne Oratorio Society in a free concert open to the public.

Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22nd with events that bring people together to raise awareness for environmental protection. This year, take some personal time to appreciate the world we live in. Breathe in, breathe out, and find peace and tranquility listening to these five classical gems inspired by the secrets, the majesty, and the boldness of the earth.

Credit: Art Streiber

In a first-ever Philadelphia Orchestra performance of a work by composer-conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, this Sunday’s Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast on WRTI 90.1 will feature his Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind.

April 16, 2018. Pianist Leslie Pintchik was on her way to a doctorate in 17th century English literature at Columbia University when she realized jazz was her true calling.

April 16, 2018. The repertoire of Shanghai-trained Xiayin Wang spans centuries of music, from Bach to Barber.  The pianist has several recordings to her credit, on multiple labels. Her most recent release, Granados: Piano Works, is a collection of solo piano music by Enrique Granados, including Goyescas, his crowning keyboard opus.

Four Philadelphia Orchestra brass players routinely sit together in the back of the orchestra. But for a new work by Jennifer Higdon, they all move to the front of the stage—as soloists and chamber musicians. WRTI’s Susan Lewis talked with the quartet and composer about the surprising sounds we don't often hear from the low brass.



April is Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM), so we're spotlighting albums that are the benchmarks of influence and popularity. Each week in April we'll highlight one album that deserves to be called classic. Dave Brubeck's Time Out is this week's timeless wonder.

Caitlin Cunningham

NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley, the hit radio program showcasing America’s best young classical musicians, is seeking local talent—instrumentalists and vocalists ages 8 to 18—for its live recording on September 9, 2018 at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square.

The first book printed in North America was a book of psalms; they were brought to life by a vocal quartet and musicology graduate student Emma Schnell Barnaby in a lunchtime performance and conversation with WRTI's Susan Lewis on Tuesday, March 20th. Check out their concert at the Rosenbach Museum and Library on April 19th at 6 pm.

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Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22nd with events that bring people together to raise awareness for environmental protection. This year, take some personal time to appreciate the world we live in. Breathe in, breathe out, and find peace and tranquility listening to these five classical gems inspired by the secrets, the majesty, and the boldness of the earth.

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April 16, 2018. Pianist Leslie Pintchik was on her way to a doctorate in 17th century English literature at Columbia University when she realized jazz was her true calling.

April 16, 2018. The repertoire of Shanghai-trained Xiayin Wang spans centuries of music, from Bach to Barber.  The pianist has several recordings to her credit, on multiple labels. Her most recent release, Granados: Piano Works, is a collection of solo piano music by Enrique Granados, including Goyescas, his crowning keyboard opus.

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