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This Sunday, January 31st from 4 to 6 pm, join us for a broadcast of The Crossing in Concert, recorded live on October 18th, 2015 at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill. Conductor Donald Nally is the host.

Philadelphia's professional choir dedicated to new music, The Crossing enters its second decade with "The Crossing @ 10: Respond/Reprise/Renew." This concert, "Reprise 1," features Crossings by Stratis Minakakis, a new work inspired by his experience watching Syrian refugees march across the Greek isle of Lesbos last summer.

Join us on Monday, January 18th at 1:30 pm for a LIVE broadcast of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert at Girard College's historic chapel, honoring the life and legacy of Dr. King. Listen on WRTI 90.1 FM or stream the concert at WRTI.org. Gregg Whiteside is your host.

Join WRTI's J. Michael Harrison on Monday. January 18th starting at 9 pm, as he celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by highlighting alto saxophonist/composer/educator Bobby Watson and his “I Have A Dream” project. 

You'll hear two sparkling Baroque cello concertos on this month's Applause! broadcast of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Sunday, January 18th at 5 pm. 

Benjamin Ealovega

Guest conductor Robin Ticciati conducts The Philadelphia Orchestra in works by Robert Schumann and Wolfgang Mozart on this Sunday's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast at 1 pm. Pianist Jonathan Biss is soloist.

Tara McMullen

Be sure to join us Sunday, January 10th at 1 pm for our weekly Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast! Guest conductor Marin Alsop and pianist Jon Kimura Parker join the Philadelphians for George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. This is the original jazz band version, Ferde Grofe’s faithful orchestration of Paul Whiteman’s arrangement.

Some of the most talented young musicians in our region are members of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, now in its 76th season. Join us on Sunday, January 10th at 4 pm to hear The PYO's opening concert of the season, recorded at the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall.

At the beginning of a new year, consider the beginning of American orchestral music. George Frederick Bristow was the first American-born composer to succeed with that transplanted European institution, the symphony orchestra.

After 26 years of bringing us the stories and sounds of traditional jazz and swing — early jazz from the streets of New Orleans to the music of Harlem clubs in the '20s — Riverwalk Jazz is coming to an end. The program, adored by WRTI listeners, will air for the last time on Sunday, January 3rd at 6 pm.

You can still listen to podcasts of the show here!

Chuck Moses

Wrap up your Christmas weekend with Symphony in C's "Classically Baroque" concert on WRTI.


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