Where Music Lives

Opera lives on the Christina Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware. There, as WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, audiences experience the power of operatic voices in an intimate setting - uniquely presented by OperaDelaware.

OperaDelaware's next performance, Inside the Opera Studio: Opera Undressed, hosted by OperaDelaware Music Director Jeffrey Miller, guides audiences through an evening of hits, and out of the way gems, in an up-close and personal performance. November 8th at 7:30 pm, and November 10th at 2 pm.

In Voorhees, NJ, where a new music director forges a bond with an accomplished volunteer orchestra, classical music lives and grows. As the Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey begins its new season, an evolutionary process is underway. WRTI’s Meridee Duddleston reports.

Music lives in Wilmington, where the Delaware Symphony Orchestra makes its home. As WRTI's Susan Lewis reports, the ensemble is now presenting symphonic works and chamber music in various venues in and around the city.

On Friday, October 25th and Sunday October 27th, the Delaware Symphony Orchestra is performing a program featuring the music of Rossini, Mozart, and Brahms at Archmere Academy in Claymont, Delaware.

 

Music Lives in Camden, New Jersey where a storied symphony orchestra is celebrating its 60th anniversary.  As WRTI's Jim Cotter now reports, the organization begins its new season under the leadership of a newly appointed president who has a very hands-on approach.

Symphony in C's 60th season opens on September 21st with a program featuring Dvorák’s Cello Concerto with David Finkel as soloist, the Bartok Concerto for Orchestra. And Neon Lights by Jules Pegram, the winner of  Symphony in C’s Young Composers’ Competition.

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Music lives in South Philadelphia through The Jazz Sanctuary, an organization that takes jazz into to houses of worship and other nontraditional venues. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, founder Alan Segal says jazz and the spiritual community drove his recovery from a life threatening crisis.

The Jazz Sanctuary presents concerts open to the public at houses of worship and other non-profit venues. Information about upcoming concerts.


A Feast Of Summer Opera In Reading

Aug 5, 2013

Follow the Schuylkill west from Philadelphia - either the river or the expressway will do - and you’ll eventually arrive in Reading. The state’s fifth-largest city, John Philip Sousa spent his last days here, the Rabbit series by John Updike was set here, and, Reading once lent its name to a now-defunct railway company with a still well-known Philadelphia terminal.

Today, as WRTI's Jim Cotter reports, the city is best known for its outlet malls, its pagoda, and a wealth of regional cultural organizations including the Reading Symphony Orchestra. Music Lives in Reading.

Berks Opera Workshop will perform a concert version of Verdi's AIDA on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 7:30 pm at the Miller Center for the Arts at Reading Community College.


Music lives, as it has for decades, on Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square. And now - as the Curtis Institute of Music works with a company that distributes free classes through the Internet - world-class instruction will be available throughout the world. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the renowned conservatory is offering two pilot classes to audiences everywhere a computer and Internet access can be found. Coursera is making this happen.

Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas launches September 3rd.  From the Repertoire: Western Music History through Performance, launches October 1st .


Music lives in Ocean County, New Jersey where the Garden State Philharmonic opens its arms to existing and future generations of music lovers, forging a classical path between the metropolises of Philadelphia and New York City.  Anthony LaGruth is the artistic director and conductor of the orchestra-in-residence at Ocean County College in Toms River, New Jersey.  The ensemble opens its new season on November 16th with Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony at the historic Strand Theatre in Lakewood.


Among the seven historic homes in Fairmount Park that served as summer homes for the wealthy, only one is a regular venue for the kind of music their original inhabitants might have enjoyed. Chamber music lives at Laurel Hill Mansion where about 60 people can sit in an intimate room where the Concerts by Candlelight take place each June, July and August, and listen to music salon style. 

The musicians perform at the end of a beautiful room with a high ceiling and three tall windows overlooking the water.  The five-concert chamber series, founded in 1976, is run by the Woman for Greater Philadelphia, which maintains the East Fairmount Park mansion in Philadelphia’s Strawberry Mansion neighborhood.

All concerts are on Sunday evenings at 7 pm. Refreshments are also served.

Summer Schedule:

July 21 – La Fiocco
July 28 – The Copeland Quartet
August 4 – The Wister Quartet
August 25 – Allen Krantz, guitar; Shannon Lee, violin
Tickets are $20.  For more information and reservations contact: Barbara Frankl, 215-643-7923, or send her an email: bfrankl433@comcast.net

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Music lives at The Fairmount Water Works, where a Philadelphia-area jazz singer is featured in a short film about the water. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, Phyllis Chapell finds that music is one way to highlight environmental issues.

The short film, AEIOU-Water, is shown Sundays at the Fairmount Water Works. 


Information about Phyllis Chapell's upcoming live performances in the region.
 

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