WRTI jazz host Bob Craig will serve as one of the moderators for the Free Speech Film Festival's award ceremony on Wednesday, May 16th at 7 pm. The one-night festival will take place in the Benjamin Franklin Hall of the American Philosophical Society at 427 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia. More information here.
Join us from 11 am (early start time) to 4:30 pm on Saturday, April 28th for The Met Opera's Die Walkure. A wounded deity comes to realize the limits of his power in the heartbreaking second installment of Wagner's "Ring" cycle. Wotan, king of the gods, strives to undo the curse of the ring by fathering a pure-of-heart hero by a mortal woman. But he finds himself torn as events spin out of control and his offspring defy his will.
Join host Maureen Malloy on Sunday, April 22nd at 6 pm for the final installment of this season's Jazz Up Close series from the Kimmel Center. This grand finale celebrates the music of Philadelphia's own McCoy Tyner.
Be sure to join us on Sunday, April 22nd from 3 to 5 pm for a special treat! Symphony in C presents Astral Rising Stars in a performance of works by Mozart, Bruch, and Nielsen. Rossen Milanov conducts the orchestra and soloists, including Benjamin Beilman (violin), Angel Hsiao (flute), and Benito Meza (clarinet).
WRTI's J. Michael Harrison interviews composer, arranger, clarinetist, cellist, and jazz pianist Muhal Richard Abrams about his collaboration with Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound. The project features work commissioned by Abrams in the "Free Jazz" medium; his work compresses both contemporary and traditional ideas into lean, elegant pieces. You can hear the interview in the video below.
I'll be giving away tickets all week long for the upcoming Esperanza Spalding concert at the Electric Factory! The Grammy award-winning bassist/vocalist/composer will be in town on May 13th. Tune in between 9:30 and 10:30 pm, Monday through Thursday, for your chance to win a pair of passes for the show!