We speak with the promising young violinist Benjamin Beilman. A Curtis student, he is one of eight winners of Astral Artistic Service's National Auditions. Beilman also recently won the Il Milka/Astral Violin Prize.
Susan Lewis looks at Cezanne and Beyond, the Philadelphia Museum of Art's upcoming exhibition about the impact of the 19th century French artist, called the "Father of Modern Painting."
Mary Bachman, Warrington, PA WRTI Member Since 1998 "Although lucky in love, I've never had luck winning a thing...that is, until now! I love WRTI and have listened for many years. I'm really looking forward to enjoying my Classical Music iPod. Thank you, WRTI!"
A legend has been lost. WRTI's beloved and long-time jazz host Harrison Ridley, Jr. passed away on Thursday, February 19th after a brief illness. His station colleagues mourn his death and celebrate his life. Will Mr. Ridley be immensely missed? His signature expression says it all: "Yes Indeedy!"
Jill welcomes vocalist Anna Bergman. The two discuss Bergman's versatile career, which spans from Broadway, to opera, to cabaret. They also delve into her acclaimed one-woman show, Wherever Love Takes Me.
As the economic downturn continues to bite, we speak with the City of Philadelphia's Chief Cultural Officer, Gary Steuer. Public forums are being held to get community input on the city's approach to arts and culture.
David Patrick Stearns reports on the final week of The Philadelphia Orchestra's tour of Europe and the Canary Islands.
We mark Black History Month by revisiting Susan Lewis' look at In Search of Missing Masters, a show of African-American Art at the Woodmere Art Museum in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia.
Saturday Classics with Rolf Charlston, 6:30 to 11 am
Straight Ahead with Jeff Duperon, 6 to 9 pm
Jazz Through the Night, 9 pm to 6 am
You're in store for a very romantic Valentine's Day when you tune in or listen online on February 14th. Join Rolf and Jeff for classical and jazz tunes that will warm your heart; keep listening throughout the night and you'll hear some of our hosts' favorite music for romance.
Author Carole Boston Weatherford joins Jeff to discuss her new book, Becoming Billie Holiday, a fictional verse memoir. The world knew the famous jazz singer and songwriter (1915-1959) as Billie Holiday, but her name at birth was Eleanora Fagan. Neglected by her parents, abused by a neighbor, and sent to reform school, she scrubbed marble steps, drank bootleg liquor, smoked, worked in a brothel, and then found her voice--all before leaving Baltimore