Historic Live Broadcast from WRTI Performance Studio Celebrates Steinway: Friday, March 3, 5:30 PM!

Feb 27, 2017

Join WRTI as we broadcast live—for the first time ever—from our performance studio this Friday, March 3rd at 5:30 pm, to help celebrate the 164th Anniversary of Steinway & Sons. WRTI and Jacobs Music present classical and jazz Steinway Artists on the WRTI Steinway Spirio piano, live on the radio! First up is Temple University faculty member Ching-Yun Hu in a LIVE, ALL-RACHMANINOFF performance. Kevin Gordon hosts.

Pianist Ching-Yun Hu is on the faculty at Temple University's Boyer College of Music and Dance. She's a Steinway Artist.

And after the news at 6 pm, we don’t let the piano cool down, as Philadelphia favorite and All-Star Jazz Trio pianist Andy Kahn brings live jazz into the studio! He'll play standards you love, including “My Romance,” “These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You,” “If You Could See Me Now” and “What Is This Thing Called Love?” Jeff Duperon hosts.

Leading up to this special event, all this week, WRTI will play some of the great Steinway Artists from the past and present—classical at 5:30 pm and jazz after the news at 6 pm.

The classical Steinway Artists line up like this:
On Monday at 5:30 pm, it’s Van Cliburn playing Edward MacDowell (both Steinway Artists). Tuesday, George Gershwin plays Gershwin by way of piano roll. Wednesday, Yuja Wang plays Rachmaninoff (both Steinway Artists). Thursday, it’s Arthur Rubinstein.

And for jazz at 6:05 pm:
Monday, Elio Villafranca; Tuesday, Joey Alexander; Wednesday, Ahmad Jamal; Thursday, McCoy Tyner.

Pianist Andy Kahn

Make sure to tune in Friday March 3rd from 5:30 to 6:30 pm for an hour unlike anything you’ve heard: live music broadcast straight from the WRTI Performance Studio.

Only on WRTI, on the all-classical and all-jazz streams at WRTI.org, and on the WRTI app!

Thank you to Jacobs Music, sponsor for this historic live broadcast!