News & Views

News & Views
4:44 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Phillies Fans: What They Need to Know About Their Favorite Team

Author Bill Baer, who offers commentary about the Philadelphia Phillies in his popular blog Crashburn Alley, has penned a book - 100 Things Phillies Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die. With the Phillies season starting next week, WRTI's Joe Irizarry speaks with Baer about the book, personalities, events, and places that made his top 100 list. 

News & Views
10:55 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): A Look at His Life and Legacy

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): A Look at His Life and His Legacy

Philadelphia, PA – WRTI's Susan Lewis profiles the Master of Baroque! The great German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist J. S. Bach's birthday is March 21st. The Bach Festival of Philadelphia is March 30th to April 1st at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Rittenhouse Square.

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News & Views
7:14 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Handel's MESSIAH at the Ballet

Philadelphia, PA – WRTI's Susan Lewis considers George Frideric Handel's iconic 18th-century oratorio and its interpretation in dance as the Pennsylvania Ballet presents choreographer Robert Weiss' MESSIAH, set to the music of Handel. The final performances of MESSIAH, at the Academy of Music, are on March 17th.

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News & Views
4:14 pm
Sun March 4, 2012

A Look at George Gershwin's Life and Legacy

News & Views
6:51 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Warming Up for the Philadelphia Wind Symphony Concert at the Caplan Center

Concert band music has its roots in the military, dating back to the 1700s. However, over the last century, more composers have written explicitly for band and wind ensembles. WRTI's Susan Lewis looks at the continually expanding repertoire for ensembles of brass, woodwinds, and percussion.

News & Views
2:51 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS: The Story Behind the Musical

WRTI's Susan Lewis looks at THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS - a story of injustice that became the basis for a critically acclaimed Broadway musical. The show sparked controversy and earned 12 Tony nominations in 2010. A new production featuring many from the original Broadway show is now being presented by the Philadelphia Theatre Company through February 19th.


News & Views
3:28 pm
Wed January 18, 2012

Artists Who Inspired PIFA

Susan Lewis considers early 20th-century artists whose work in Paris has inspired PIFA collaborations.

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News and Views
10:45 am
Mon January 16, 2012

The Next Music Director of The Philadelphia Orchestra: Yannick Nezet-Seguin

News and Views
5:30 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

The History and Ongoing Legacy of International House in Philadelphia

News and Views
9:39 am
Sat December 31, 2011

All About Curtis Institute of Music: Philadelphia's World-Renowned Conservatory