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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Meridee Duddleston speaks with Michael Taylor about the Dali retrospective on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art until May 15th.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak part 3

Feb 12, 2005

WRTI News Director Windsor Johnston had the opportunity to speak with former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak part 2

Feb 12, 2005

WRTI News Director Windsor Johnston had the opportunity to speak with former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak part 1

Feb 12, 2005

WRTI News Director Windsor Johnston had the opportunity to speak with former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak.

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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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