The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI: Bramwell Tovey and Alison Balsom! March 26th at 1 PM

Join us for a re-broadcast of a fabulous performance from 2015 featuring British composer, conductor, and pianist Bramwell Tovey performing in all three roles!

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Exercize your brain while passing some time. WRTI's Jim Hilgen looks at crossword puzzles and the people who swear by them.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

Exercize your brain while passing some time. WRTI's Jim Hilgen looks at crossword puzzles and the people who swear by them.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

Exercize your brain while passing some time. WRTI's Jim Hilgen looks at crossword puzzles and the people who swear by them.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

With the resignation of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor from the U.S. Supreme Court, history is in the making. WRTI's Jim Hilgen looks at the process and prospects surrounding the nomination of John Roberts to the bench.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

WRTI's Jim Hilgen takes a look at sleep patterns.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

WRTI's Jim Hilgen takes a look at sleep patterns.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

WRTI's Jim Hilgen takes a look at sleep patterns.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

Intelligent Design advocates claim that the natural world is so complex that there must have been some design, rather than random selection, involved. WRTI's Jim Hilgen looks at this controversial subject.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

Intelligent Design advocates claim that the natural world is so complex that there must have been some design, rather than random selection, involved. WRTI's Jim Hilgen looks at this controversial subject.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

Intelligent Design advocates claim that the natural world is so complex that there must have been some design, rather than random selection, involved. WRTI's Jim Hilgen looks at this controversial subject.

Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.

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J.S. Bach wrote hundreds of sacred cantatas for voices and orchestra on liturgical texts. One season in Bach’s life reveals some of the cantatas he thought would endure through generations.

The true story of a 19th-century swindler in New York City inspired not only an opera, but also a concerto. WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more on Bramwell Tovey’s Songs of the Paradise Saloon for trumpet and orchestra.

Since it opened its doors in 1913, the Apollo Theater has survived a series of iterations, closures, renovations, and shifts in direction. Its allure as a venue for jazz began in the 1930s with the debut of Jazz a la Carte, a show with an all-black cast.

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Early solo viola repertoire was often played by violinists who also played the viola. But as WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, that music today puts violists in the spotlight, including Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Violist Choong-Jin (C.J.) Chang.

The songs, or standards, known to us today as "The Great American Songbook" flourished from the mid 1920s to about 1950. Singer Carmen McRae popularized the term with her 1972 album, The Great American Songbook. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, a new book on the subject shines light on the role of jazz in the rise, fall, and rebirth of these great American songs.


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