Tune in or listen online on Sunday June 7th from 7 to 8 pm when we honor the memory of "The King of Swing."
May 30th marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benny Goodman, born Benjamin David Goodman in Chicago in 1909. Mr. Goodman holds an iconic place in American culture - not only as a jazz legend, but also as a cultural ambassador and humanitarian.
WRTI pays homage to the great clarinetist and bandleader whose interest in music spanned both jazz and classical genres.
Lesley Valdes, WRTI's critic-at-large, reviews the Fabulous Philadelphians' June 3rd performance of a Ravel, Liszt, and Rachmaninoff program at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center. Repeat performances will be held at the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall on June 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th.
Concert Review: The Philadelphia Orchestra at Kennedy Center and Verizon Hall
Jason Peifer visits the Nemours Mansion and Gardens in Wilmington, DE. The 300-acre estate was home to the industrialist and philanthropist Alfred I. duPont and recently completed a $39 million restoration.
As the National Constitution Center opens its new show on Napoleon, Susan Lewis explores the "French connection" between America and the Emperor of early 19th century France.
David Patrick Stearns profiles Isabelle Faust. The German violinist performs the Brahms Violin concerto in concerts with The Philadelphia Orchestra this week.
WRTI's critic-at-large, Lesley Valdes, reviews the Walnut's production of The Producers, on stage from now until July 19th. The Broadway hit, with music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, garnered 12 Tony Awards in 2001.
Lesley Valdes, WRTI's critic-at-large, fills us in on the Arden's newest play. The Seafarer, written by Conor McPherson and directed by David O'Connor, was a smash hit on Broadway. This production runs from now until June 14th.