WRTI has partnered with Longwood Gardens to offer you a chance to win tickets to Longwood Gardens’ first-ever Organ Crawl on Sunday June 23rd. Spend the day listening to some of the world’s finest organists playing some of the world’s finest organs during this unique event.
You’ll enjoy private, guided tours of the Wanamaker, Kimmel Center, and Longwood organs as you travel from location to location in a luxury motor coach. American Public Media’s PIPEDREAMS host, Michael Barone, will be your official host.
You could win two tickets to Longwood Gardens first-ever Organ Crawl on Sunday June 23rd! WRTI has partnered with Longwood Gardens to give you this unique opportunity to hear and tour some of the finest organs played by some of the finest players in the world.
When it comes to romances that tear at the heartstrings, this one ranks among the best. Goethe’s novel on which it’s based made him the toast of Europe. And Jules Massenet’s emotionally vivid music - sometimes grandiose, sometimes achingly fragile - brilliantly illuminates the complex psychology of its troubled protagonists.
Join us as we bring you the classic jazz tunes that you know and love to celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend. At the top of each hour, WRTI jazz hosts will play three classic tunes in a row. We'll page through the jazz songbook, spending moments with artists such as Sarah Vaughan and Benny Goodman.
You'll also hear new interpretations of jazz classics, like Gregory Porter’s rendition of “Work Song,” and Cecile McLorin Salvant’s “What A Little Moonlight Can Do.” Relax the weekend away with your favorite tunes on your favorite radio station, WRTI!
The Philadelphia Orchestra's 113th season may be over this weekend, but our broadcast year isn’t done! We’ll be back with you Sunday, May 26th, at our usual 2 PM time, for more Brahms - as we’ll hear his radiant Second Symphony, written in a burst of creativity over a few short months.
Also on the program is Elgar's spirited Cockaigne Overture, ("In London Town"), drawing its character from the sometimes bawdy urban sounds of marching bands, church bells, and merry revelers.
This Sunday it's Symphony in C with the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia in a performance of Haydn’s masterpiece, The Creation. This was the grand closing concert of the ensemble's 60th anniversary season. Rossen Milanov conducts. Join us! Sunday, May 26, 4 to 6 pm.
For the first time in over 13 years, we're bringing you a LIVE remote broadcast of The Philadelphia Orchestra on WRTI, featuring Yannick Nezet-Seguin leading the Philadelphians in works by Schumann, Janacek, and Dvorak and highlighted by violinist Gil Shaham performing the famous Violin Concerto of Brahms.Hosted by Gregg Whiteside, live from the Kimmel Center on Friday, May 24th at 2 pm, with intermission interviews by Susan Lewis and Jim Cotter.
The renowned British conductor Donald Runnicles is the conductor for this Sunday’s Philadelphia Orchestra concert broadcast on WRTI. Scottish-born and raised, Runnicles left his native land very early in his career. And as WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports, he has happily “settled” wherever the muse has taken him.
The New York City artist community was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, which destroyed many works by current painters and sculptors. When the performance artist and composer Laurie Anderson peered into her basement, she saw her personal archive - decades of papers, prop,s and important artistic keepsakes - floating.
So Anderson decided, as The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns now reports, to create a piece about it with the Kronos Quartet titled Landfall.