Musicopia

Station Announcements
3:23 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

An Eagle Scout Making a Difference!

Eagle Scout Paul McNiven

Paul McNiven from Elliottsburg, PA, worked with WRTI to complete his Eagle Scout project. Paul designed his project to collect instruments for Musicopia. He worked with local organizations and his church to get the word out via fliers and email messages to collect the instruments.

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WRTI Arts Desk
12:36 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

A Day for 250 Young Philadelphia Musicians at the Kimmel Center

A section of violinists pose for a photo at the Philadelphia Festival of Young Musicians
Steven Krull Photography

WRTI’s Meridee Duddleston looks at the third Philadelphia Festival of Young Musicians that took place on Feb. 16, 2015 at the Kimmel Center. Gathered together were 250 student instrumentalists and vocalists, from over 13 organizations in Philadelphia, who studied in sections during an intensive day of learning and socializing. The day ended with a grand performance on the Verizon Hall stage. Lio Kuokman, assistant conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra, led the instruments. Melissa Malvar-Keylock, associate conductor of the Princeton Girlchoir, led the singers.

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Creatively Speaking
12:09 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

The English Chamber Orchestra's Benefit Concert for Musicopia

Access to great music is critical in developing a love of the art form and its traditions. As WRTI's Susan Lewis reports, that's a premise of a collaboration between the English Chamber Orchestra and Musicopia, an organization that brings music to young people, especially in areas without other music programs. 

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WRTI Spotlight
2:58 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

An Afternoon of Jazz and Classical Music

BP with The GM

On Sunday June 2nd, WRTI, ICON magazine, Jacobs Music, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and Drum Workshop join forces to sponsor "An Afternoon of Jazz and Classical Music." WRTI's Bob Perkins will play host to jazz vocalist Paula Johns, The All-Star Jazz Quartet featuring Bruce Klauber, Andy Kahn, Bruce Kaminsky and Asher Stein, The Musicopia Student Drum Line, pianist Hanchien Lee from The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and other guests.

A Special Thank-You Performance
7:27 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Your Instrument Donations Making a Difference

Meet Maxwell Chambers! He’s a sixth grade student at the 21st Century Cyber Charter School and proudly serves as associate concertmaster of the Musicopia String Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. When Max puts down his violin, he’s busy hanging out with his five brothers and two sisters, cooking, and playing video games.

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Creatively Speaking
11:04 am
Sat January 22, 2011

Musicopia String Orchestra--Dolce Suono and the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program--The Stoogeum

The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to a performance by the Musicopia String Orchestra featuring works written by composer Tina Davidson in collaboration with three young members of the ensemble.

Susan Lewis explores a partnership between the chamber music ensemble, Dolce Suono, and Placido Domingo's Washington DC program for emerging singers.

And Tom Keels explores the Stoogeum. The suburban Philadelphia museum celebrates the life and legacy of The Three Stooges.

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