There's a reason Ralph Vaughan Williams Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in C Major is rarely performed it's long with changing rhythms. It can get intellectual. The dreamy melodies go off on tangents like labyrinths.
Concert Review: Herbie Hancock and Lang Lang Perform with the Famous Philadelphians for the Orchestra's Summer Finale at the Mann
Jim Cotter speaks with Timothy Rub. The Philadelphia Museum of Art's new director and CEO will take up his position in mid to late September.
Susan Lewis visits the Delaware Art Museum, where a new show explores the art of Ellen B.T. Pyle, a popular cover artist for The Saturday Evening Post of the 1920s and '30s.
Jason Peifer visits the Nemours Mansion and Gardens in Wilmington, Delaware. The 300-acre estate was home to the industrialist and philanthropist Alfred I. duPont and recently completed a $39 million restoration.
Lesley Valdes, WRTI's critic-at-large, reviews a June 28th performance of The Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Center featuring soloist Angela Brown, and works by Rachmaninoff and Verdi. Lesley also reflects about the abbreviated schedule of performances by the Philadelphians at the Mann this season.
Concert Review: The Philadelphia Orchestra Plays Works by Verdi and Rachmaninoff at the Mann Center
Listen back to a 2008 interview with Grammy award-winning conductor JoAnn Falletta, and the radio broadcast premiere of Ernst von Dohnanyi's Violin Concerto No. 2 in C minor with Michael Ludwig, violin soloist, and maestro Falletta conducting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
WRTI brings you The Philadelphia Singers in a recorded concert from the Kimmel Center on Sunday, August 2nd from 3 to 5 pm. The acclaimed ensemble's performance was the highlight of the 32nd Chorus America Conference held this past June in Philadelphia.
On August 3rd, 4th, and 5th at 9:30 pm, tune in when Maureen Malloy interviews some of the artists scheduled to perform at this year's Scranton Jazz Festival, which takes place on August 7th, 8th, and 9th.
Featured guests include members of the Duke Ellington Legacy Band, vibe man and bandleader Dave Samuels (of Caribbean Jazz Project fame) and drummer Marko Marcinko. Evey year people flock to Scranton from far and wide to hear world-class jazz - WRTI will sneak you a peak at what to expect.
One of Canada's most prominent virtuoso violinists, Angele Dubeau has performed on the world's greatest stages in a spectacular career that has spanned over 30 years with performances in over 30 countries. While her talent, virtuosity, and musicality have been recognized with many awards over the years, audiences have connected with Dubeau because of her captivating performances, generosity, and passion.
Walter Cronkite, the man who defined the term "anchorman," has died at age 92. The legendary CBS news reporter visited WRTI in 2006 and spoke with Windsor Johnston about a variety of topics including the war in Vietnam, his love of boating, how technology has re-shaped the news since his time behind the anchor desk, what he considered the biggest story of the 20th century, and also some of his regrets.