Longwood Gardens

Join WRTI for Wine & Jazz
10:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Coming Up! Longwood Gardens 2014 Wine & Jazz Festival

This year's Wine & Jazz Festival is expanding to a garden-wide experience with live jazz performances on multiple stages throughout Longwood Gardens.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 red-hot Longwood Gardens Wine & Jazz Festival! This year, the fun is on Saturday, June 7th, from 2 to 9 pm, and is expanding to a garden-wide experience with live jazz performances on multiple stages throughout Longwood Gardens.

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Special Offers in July
12:35 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Special Offer: The Philadelphia Orchestra At Longwood Gardens

Larry Albee

We're happy to offer a discount for all WRTI listeners to a special performance: The Philadelphia Orchestra at Longwood Gardens Meadow - A Night of Beautiful Music Under the Stars. It's on Friday, July 19th at 7:30 pm. Save $5 per ticket by using Discount Code: GARDENS13. (*Discount only applies to Friday night concert.)

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Station Announcements
2:34 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

WRTI's Organ Crawl Contest Winners!

Congratulations to John Modric of West Chester, PA, and Herbert Barndt of Pottstown, PA.  They will join other organ enthusiasts on an exclusive tour of the Longwood, Wanamaker, and Kimmel Center organs. Although the contest is over, it's not too late to experience some world-class organ performances at Longwood.

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Creatively Speaking
6:59 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Behind The Scenes Of The International Organ Competition At Longwood Gardens

The Longwood Gardens organ console

Longwood Gardens hosts its first International Organ Competition on June 18, 19, and 22. WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports on this new initiative at the botanical garden that was once a DuPont family summer home.

Longwood Gardens' director, Paul Redman, talks with Susan Lewis about Longwood’s organ and the organ competition.

The competition features Longwood’s 10,010-pipe Aeolian organ, a panel of distinguished judges, and live performances by the world’s top young organists. The winner receives the world's largest organ competition prize: $40,000.

Station Announcements
11:18 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Wine & Jazz & Beauty & Fun on June 1st: Need We Say More?

Longwood Gardens is the perfect spot for wine and jazz!

WRTI is thrilled to partner, once again, with Longwood Gardens for this year's Wine and Jazz Festival. The date is Saturday, June 1st from 12 noon to 5:30 pm. The Branford Marsalis Quartet will headline this year's festival as part of a superb lineup that will make for a full afternoon of first-class music.  Other performers include the Anat Cohen Quartet, the Alfredo Rodriguez Trio, and jazz vocalist Joanna Pascale.

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Creatively Speaking
6:05 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Where Music Lives: At Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square

The Vienna Boys Choir

Music lives among the flowers at Longwood Gardens in Chester County. As Susan Lewis reports, the performing arts have always had a home at this estate-turned-botanical garden, which spans over a thousand acres with woodlands, meadows, fountains, and, of course … gardens: 20 outside and 20 in its four-acre conservatory.

Coming up at Longwood Gardens: The Vienna Boys Choir on Thursday, March 7th. Organist David Schelat on Sunday, March 10th.

Listen to Longwood Director Paul Redman share more about why the arts were so important to Longwood founder, the industrialist Pierre du Pont.

Let us know Where Music Lives in your community! Add your ideas in the comments section here and check out our other Where Music Lives posts.

A Musical Summer in the Delaware Valley
7:28 am
Thu May 31, 2012

WRTI Recommends: Summer Jazz and Classical Music Events

You love music, right? So why not fill up your summer calendar now with some of these outstanding jazz and classical music performances. We'll be there, too!

SUMMER JAZZ EVENTS:

ART AFTER 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Every Friday night from 5 to 8:15 pm

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Creatively Speaking
1:14 pm
Sat November 27, 2010

Landscape Architect Kim Wilkie--Portraits at PAFA--Art Sleuth Robert Wittman--Baltic Composers

Florine Stettheimer (1871-1944)
Picnic at Bedford Hills, 1918
Oil on canvas, 40 5/16 x 50 1/4 inches
Gift of Ettie Stettheimer, 1950.12
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

A conversation with landscape architect Kim Wilkie - the designer of Longwood Gardens' new East Conservatory Plaza.

Susan Lewis considers artists' self portraits and artistic identity with a visit to an exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

We speak with Robert Wittman. He writes of his years as head of the FBI's Art-Crime Team in Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures.

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Creatively Speaking
12:44 pm
Sat November 6, 2010

Nat'l Museum of Amer. Jewish History--Jaap van Zweden--Visual Artist Adrian Martinez--Making Scents

We look ahead to the opening of the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia on November 26, 2010.

David Patrick Stearns profiles Jaap van Zweden. The Dutch-born music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra guest conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra this week.

We speak with West Chester visual artist Adrian Martinez who says the town is on the verge of a unique arts renaissance.

And Susan Lewis makes sense of scents with a visit to an exhibition about fragrances at Longwood Gardens.

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Creatively Speaking
3:36 pm
Sat October 9, 2010

Landscape Architect Kim Wilkie--Threepenny Opera--Environmental Art--Symphony in C's K. Thiagarajan

Jim Cotter speaks with landscape architect Kim Wilkie. He's the designer of Longwood Gardens' new East Conservatory Plaza, featuring the first terraced lawn in the United States and the largest indoor green wall in North America.

Jane Pepper explores The Threepenny Opera. The Arden Theatre presents its production of the classic 1920s-era Brecht and Weill musical through November 7, 2010.

Susan Lewis considers different approaches to environmental art, with a visit to the Schuylkill Center in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia.

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