The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns profiles the world-renowned mezzo-soprano Susan Graham. She's featured in concert performances of the Berlioz masterpiece The Damnation of Faust with the Philadelphia Orchestra on May 27th and 28th.
Susan Lewis considers the Italian artist and designer Roberto Capucci, whose work is now on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
You could win multiple tickets to 15 fabulous attractions in the WRTI listening area - perfect for rainy or sunny days of summer. Entries must be received on May 18th by 12 midnight to qualify. Good luck!
Of course, if you're not an active WRTI member, we hope you'll consider joining us or renewing your yearly membership very soon.
WRTI's Around the Town Ticket Giveaway is coming up! When you pledge on Wednesday, May 18th you'll automatically be entered to win multiple tickets to 15 fabulous Philadelphia area attractions. If you're the winner, you'll be entertained throughout the season with a variety of indoor and outdoor activities.
Enter the contest online at wrti.org, or call 1-866-809-9784 any time on May 18th. You don't have to pledge to enter the contest, but a contribution to WRTI is always appreciated. Good luck!
Tune in on Saturday, May 14th at 12 noon to hear Wagner's DIE WALKURE, the last broadcast in the Metropolitan Opera's 2010/2011 Saturday radio broadcast season. James Levine conducts. Soprano Deborah Voigt sings Brunnhilde.
A Look at the Upcoming Philadelphia Municipal Primary Elections
Philadelphia, PA – Will Philadelphia voters head to the polls Tuesday, May 17th to choose who will be running for office in November's general election? Five City Council members are stepping down, which opens those seats for new blood. The election is drawing little public interest. WRTI's Jim Hilgen takes a look at the upcoming Philadelphia primary elections.
The famous pianist and composer Ignaz Moscheles sat next to the 15-year-old boy on the piano bench, about to give a piano lesson as a favor to the boy's father. In less than a minute, Moscheles, a sensation on the continent, lionized in England, one of a handful of pianists vying for that ever-shifting "greatest" title, knew that he was "sitting next to a master, not a pupil." He had encountered prodigies before, but never had he seen anyone like Felix Mendelssohn.