A classic children's story, a 17th-century French comedy, and a fairy tale are just the starting points for three Philadelphia-area theatrical productions that reach out to audiences of multiple generations. WRTI's Susan Lewis looks at productions by the Arden Theatre Company, People's Light and Theatre, and the Lantern Theater Company.
Join Jill Pasternak when she chats with Grammy Award-winning pianist Peter Nero. The Maestro leads his unrivaled Philly Pops orchestra blending classical, swing, Broadway, blues, and jazz - all performed with virtuosity, authenticity, and an inviting sense of humor The Washington Post has called him "the epitome of the Pops Conductor/Performer," while the Buffalo News, has said, "The best aspect of Nero's art could well be his crazy creativity. He has the gift of seeing a song as no one has seen it before."
Join us for "The Sounds of the Season" from now until New Year's Day. Highlights include New Year's Day from Vienna with the Vienna Philharmonic and Georges Pretre conducting, the Top 50 Jazz Hot 11 tunes from 2009, New Year's Eve with BP, Maureen Malloy, and Bob Craig, the Metropolitan Opera's Hansel and Gretel, and more...
Happy Holidays From All of Your Friends at WRTI! We wish you peace, health, and happiness in the New Year, and many joyful hours of music brought to you by your favorite radio station.
Join us today for 12 hours of music by Beethoven beginning at 6 am
Ludwig van Beethoven towers as one of history's greatest classical composers. He triumphed over a total loss of hearing to write some of the most heroic, uplifting music the world has ever known. His repertoire includes nine symphonies, five piano concertos, one violin concerto, sixteen string quartets, and one opera. Tune in today to hear some of the best works and recordings of Beethoven, curated by your very own WRTI hosts.
Jobs Summits in Philadelphia and Washington DC Look to Attack Unemployment
Philadelphia, PA – As the unemployment rate reaches new highs in the Philadelphia region and nationally, local lawmakers are trying to find ways to create job opportunities. On this week's News and Views we'll look at some of the insights coming from a local jobs summit that was held on the same day as a national meeting on the issue.
In 1959, Kind of Blue, Time Out, Giant Steps, and The Shape of Jazz to Come were just a few of the recordings that changed the face of jazz as we know it. On December 15th, WRTI honors the jazz giants of 1959 with 12 hours of great music! Join us as we feature the songs and musicians who revolutionized the jazz sound, including Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, and Ornette Coleman.
Ludwig van Beethoven towers as one of history's greatest classical composers. He triumphed over a total loss of hearing to write some of the most heroic, uplifting music the world has ever known. His repertoire includes nine symphonies, five piano concertos, one violin concerto, sixteen string quartets, and one opera. On December 16th tune in to hear the best works and recordings of Beethoven, curated by your very own WRTI hosts. It's "Lots of Ludwig" for 12 hours! Please join us.