Mary Javian

The Franklin Project is a new, national initiative aiming to set up a year of service as a rite of passage for America’s young adults in a variety of fields. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the Curtis Institute of Music joined the initiative with the launching of the first ArtistYear Fellowship Program, a pilot program with three recent graduates who dedicate a year of service to the Greater Philadelphia community - with the goal of becoming professional artist citizens.

Music lives in West Philadelphia, where diverse audiences experience classical music and more in an  intimate setting. WRTI’s Susan Lewis investigates LiveConnections, which conducts programs at World Café Live. 

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