Make a pledge on Thursday, January 30, 2014, between 6pm and midnight, and you could win three (3) pairs of tickets (6 in total) to three (3) of Philadelphia’s hottest concerts of 2014.  Here are the details:

  • Two (2) tickets to hear Soweto Gospel Choir on February 16, 2014 at Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
  • Two (2) tickets to hear Dr. Lonnie Smith on March 22, 2014 at Montgomery County Community College
  • Two (2) tickets to hear Cuban Pianist Chucho Valdes on October 4, 2014 at Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

No substitution of a cash value prize will be permitted.  If the winner declines the prize, no other prize will be offered.

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Videos We Love
6:01 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Is This Your Type of Video? Take A Look And A Listen!

Leroy Anderson has just the right touch with The Typewriter composed in 1950. It's one of many short, light orchestral works that the prolific composer wrote between 1946 and 1970. Many were performed by the Boston Pops under the direction of Arthur Fiedler.

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
11:55 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: January 27, 2014

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.  
This week's Hot 11:  
1. Lili Anel - Something To Do - I CAN SEE BLISS FROM HERE  

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Make a pledge on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, between 6pm and midnight, and you could win our Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest VIP Package.  Here are the details:

  • A pair of tickets to two (2) concerts of your choice, one (1) on Friday April 4, 2014 and one (1) Saturday April 5, 2014.
  • Front-row seats to each concert
  • Accommodations for two nights, Friday April 4, 2014 and Saturday April 5, 2014,  at a nearby hotel

No substitution of a cash value prize will be permitted.  If the winner declines the prize, no other prize will be offered.

1. How to Enter

Make a pledge on Monday, January 27, 2014, between 6pm and midnight, and you could win our Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest VIP Package.  Here are the details:

  • A pair of tickets to two (2) concerts of your choice, one (1) on Friday March 28, 2014 and one (1) Saturday March 29, 2014.
  • Front-row seats to each concert
  • Accommodations for two nights, Friday March 28, 2014 and Saturday March 29, 2014,  at a nearby hotel

No substitution of a cash value prize will be permitted.  If the winner declines the prize, no other prize will be offered.

1. How to Enter

The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert
8:23 am
Sun January 26, 2014

The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI: Helene Grimaud Plays Brahms, Jan. 26 at 1 PM

Pianist Helene Grimaud

This past December, Michael Tilson Thomas, substituting on short notice for an ailing Yannick Nezet-Seguin, joined pianist  Hélène Grimaud for a Philadelphia Orchestra concert that featured the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1, and the Symphonie fantastique of Hector Berlioz. The concert had been performed only days earlier at Carnegie Hall in New York, and the reviews were sensational.

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Pledge any day during WRTI's Winter Member Drive and you could win a four-night trip for two (2) to the Azores.  This four-night trip includes airfare and hotel. Here are the details:

The Metropolitan Opera on WRTI
5:37 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Netrebko and Vargas in Donizetti's The Elixir of Love: The Met Opera on WRTI, Jan. 25, 1 PM

Soprano sings Adina in Donizetti's L'ELISIR D'AMORE.

Soprano Anna Netrebko reprises her adorable Adina in this charming production of Gaetano Donizetti’s tender comedy. Acclaimed tenor Ramón Vargas is the love-struck Nemorino, and Erwin Schrott sings the likeable quack Dulcamara, whose "magic" potion causes as many problems as it solves, and maps the destiny of a love triangle involving a lovable bumpkin, a dashing sergeant, and a bewitching town flirt.

L'Elisir d'Amore (The Elixir of Love) includes the heartbreaking aria "Una furtiva lagrima."

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Crossover
5:36 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Like Father Like Son: Violinist Michael Ludwig Leads His Father's Orchestra on Jan. 26th

Violinist Michael Ludwig

The relationship of children to parents is not an easy thing to explain. Suffice it to say, we are products of our home environment and we can often give credit to parents for steering their children into the paths that may lead them to the proper education which in turn can result in satisfying intellectual achievement. and perhaps even professional success.

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Latest from ICON Magazine
3:04 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

ICON Suggests: The Jimmy Amadie Trio

Jimmy Amadie

The Jimmy Amadie Trio: Live At The Philadelphia Art Museum - This is a review and, unfortunately, a testimonial, since jazz pianist Jimmy Amadie passed away from cancer in early December 2013.

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