Independence Day

Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection, Saturday at 1 pm, starts the Independence Day weekend with that most independent of American composers, Charles Ives. His music is wild, grand, humorous, poignant, and, at times, ornery. Most of all, though, it is shot through with that very American streak of independence.

Meet the jazz greats, A to Z, this Independence Day weekend... how American is that? From Armstrong all the way to Washington and beyond, join WRTI starting on Friday, July 1st at 6 pm through the entire Fourth of July holiday with the Jazz A to Z Weekend.

We're celebrating America's independence with American classical music during the day and nostalgic jazz at night on July 3rd and 4th. Join us!

CLASSICAL

Welcome America

Jul 3, 2006

WRTI's Jim Hilgen looks at what has been called the "Largest Celebration of America's Birthday," Philadelphia's Welcome America Celebration.