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.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Meridee Duddleston meets All That Philly Jazz's Faye Anderson on at Broad and Lombard Streets - a spot once bustling with jazz traffic from two jazz clubs, a theater and a hotel, where performers stayed.
Music lives high in the sky. One of the largest musical instruments is also among the most public. WRTI’s Susan Lewis considers carillons and their bells, which are ringing out in summer concert series all over the greater Philadelphia region.
All of the performances take place at the Chimes tower
May 12, Stephen Schreiber
May 19, Lisa Lonie
June 23, Lisa Lonie and Janet Tebbel
June 30, Julianne Vander Wyngaard
July 7, Gerard de Waardt
July 21, Sally Harwood
July 28, Linda Dzuris
August 4, Daniel Kehoe
August 18, John Widmann
August 25, Gordon Slater
September 1, Ellen Dickinson
September 8, Janet Tebbel
September 15, Doug Gefvert
Philadelphia, First United Methodist Church of Germantown, Shelmerdine Memorial Carillon - Mondays at 7:30 pm
June 24, Janet Tebbel
July 1, Julianne VandenWyngaard
July 8, Gerard de Waardt
July 15, Lisa Lonie and Janet Tebbel, duo carillonneurs
Valley Forge, Washington Memorial Chapel, Washington Memorial National Carillon - Wednesdays at 7:30 pm
July 3, Julianne Vanden Wyngaard
July 10, Gerard de Waardt
July 17, Janet Tebbel-Lisa Lonie Duo
July 24, Sally Harwood
July 31, Linda Dzuris
August 7, Daniel K. Kehoe
August 14, Music of the British Isles, Irish Thunder Pipes and Drums
August 21, Gordon Slater
August 28, Doug Gefvert
Princeton, Princeton University, Grover Cleveland Tower, The Class of 1892 Bells Sundays at 1 pm July 7 - Julianne vanden Wyngaard July 14 - Gerard DeWaardt July 21- Lisa Lonie July 28 - Sally Harwood August 5 - Linda Dzuris August 11 - Doug Gefvert August 18 - Gordon Slater August 25 - Tebbel/Lonie Duo Sept 1 - Anton Fleissner
Music Lives in Gloucester County, New Jersey, where WRTI’s Meridee Duddleston finds a concert series that focuses on bringing music to a previously underserved community.
A concert series in southern New Jersey’s Washington Township attracts top-notch performers from the region, across the river, New York, and all around. The Music at Bunker Hill concerts take place in a church built on a high point in Gloucester County.
Starting with three concerts, the program has steadily grown. Having just completed its fifth season, the Sunday series stands out as a breath of fresh air. The sanctuary of Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church is the venue for Music at Bunker Hill, and it's Where Music Lives.
Music lives in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, at a site rich with American history. WRTI’s Susan Lewis explores Sol Unlimited Jazz and Arts at Cliveden. The summer music series kicks off this month on June 19th, or "Juneteenth," a holiday celebrating African American freedom from slavery. Each program features a variety of jazz styles, says producer Serena Sol Brown, including standards as well as original pieces.