Something special occurs when talented people collaborate. That is what happened when Sarah Vaughan and trumpet star Clifford Brown and his band got together to record at the Fine Sound Studios in New York in December of 1954.
What is the Corporation for Public Broadcasting? (CPB)
What is National Public Radio? (NPR)
How are they related to WRTI?
Are you under the impression that CPB and NPR are synonymous? They're not. Do you think that WRTI and other local public radio stations receive their funding from NPR? They don't. Many people find all of this confusing...especially in light of the attention public radio funding has been receiving in the media during the last few months. No worries. We're here to connect the dots.
David Patrick Stearns profiles the British-born pianist Imogen Cooper. She performs Mozart's Piano Concerto No.9 in concerts with the Philadelphia Orchestra on March 24 - 26, 2011.
Jim Cotter looks ahead to a new exhibition at Locks Gallery in Philadelphia. The Insolent Eye pays tribute to the early 20th-century French author Alfred Jarry, who would influence subsequent generations of visual artists and musicians.
Susan Lewis takes us to a Philadelphia Theatre Company presentation of Anna Deavere Smith's one-woman show, Let Me Down Easy.
BAN THE BOX: An Attempt to Help Ex-Offenders Find Jobs in Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA – Legislation moving through Philadelphia City Council, dubbed "Ban the Box," would require Philadelphia employers to remove a question about an applicant's criminal history from job applications. WRTI's Jim Hilgen takes a look at the city's latest effort to help former felons find work and become productive members of society.
Join us throughout the day as we highlight the music of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750). Considered to be the king of Baroque music, and perhaps of all Western music, Bach is synonymous with the art of fugue, magnificent counterpoint, oratorios, passions, masses, and cantatas, and legendary virtuosity on the organ and harpsichord.
The Complete Choros and Bachianas Brasileiras Heitor Villa-Lobos Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra and soloists
One of my favorite composers is the underrated Brazilian, Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959). This multi-disc set of instrumental music offers masterful performances of his two great nationalistic series, the Choros and the Bachianas Brasileiras. The Brazilian musicians playing here feel the music deeply, and speak it fluently. A final disc is devoted to his complete works for solo guitar - exquisitely performed.
The Grammy Awards were handed out in February, and a few surprises in the pop categories might interest you. And do you know who won the classical and jazz awards? We're here to fill you in. Some are newcomers - some are tried and true.