Temple University Symphony Orchestra

Creatively Speaking
8:45 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

Temple University Ensemble Debuts New Work

Composer Michael Daugherty

Earlier this year the Temple University Symphony Orchestra was nominated for two Grammy awards. Now, as WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports, the ensemble is preparing to debut a newly commissioned piece by a Grammy-winning composer.

In a program that also features Samuel Barber's Prayers of Kierkegaard, featuring the combined Temple choirs, and Shostakovich's Ninth Symphony, the Temple University Symphony Orchestra conducted by Luis Biava will perform the world premiere of  Reflections on the Mississippi by Michael Daugherty at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall on Sunday, March 24 at 4 pm. Information Here. WRTI will broadcast the concert in the near future.

Jim Cotter speaks with tubaist Carol Jansch and composer Michael Daugherty

WRTI Picks from NPR Music
11:35 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Classical Crib Sheet: Top 5 Stories This Week

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, whose recording of music by John Adams made our Top 10 of 2012.
Bill Swerbenski courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Fri December 7, 2012 2:50 pm

  • We've made a list, checked it way more than twice — and now it's your turn. Take a look at our list of top 10 classical releases of 2012.
Read more
8:51 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Temple University-Commissioned Orchestral Works Earn GRAMMY Nominations

Lead in text: 
The Temple University Symphony Orchestra is on the move...and there's a Dave Brubeck connection!
  • Source: Temple
  • | Via: Hillel Hoffman
Two major pieces of orchestral music performed and recorded by the Temple University Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Professor Luis Biava have been nominated for a 2013 GRAMMY Award.