The award-winning Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra embraces cultural diversity at every level - in its musicians, board, staff and repertoire. As we prepare to celebrate the holidays with music, founder and Artistic Director Jeri Lynne Johnson is bringing an ensemble from Black Pearl to WRTI for a live performance and conversation with WRTI's Susan Lewis. 

On November 27, 2018, we have 24 hours to turn an ordinary Tuesday into something extraordinary. How? It’s Giving Tuesday and this year WRTI is partnering with Settlement Music School to encourage you to help make Giving Tuesday a smashing success!

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A dramatic look at the cultural contributions of 20th-century Philadelphia arts champions Albert Barnes and Leopold Stokowski finds remarkable connections, starting with music of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, a master from the 16th-century Italian Renaissance.

November 19, 2018. The Hot Club of San Francisco was created 30 years ago because guitarist Paul “Pazzo” Mehling wanted to spread the music and history of Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and their Hot Club de France. Over a dozen albums later, the group is commemorating their musical journey with 30 Years, a compilation of favorites from their previous albums.

Listen to Korean piano student Il-Su Yoon perform music of J.S. Bach and Schubert live from the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio. WRTI's Kevin Gordon is host.

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In the early 20th century, Leopold Stokowski was transforming The Philadelphia Orchestra into a major force in classical music, while roughly 6 miles away in the nearby suburbs, Albert Barnes was amassing his now world-famous art collection. How did they intersect? That's the theme for this week's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast.

Listen to cellist Udi Bar-David, clarinetist Ricardo Morales, and percussionist Rolando Morales-Matos perform highlights of their upcoming free concert on November 18th presented by ARTolerance, an organization committed to using the arts to foster dialogue and promote peace.

Join us every Sunday throughout the month of November from 4 to 6 PM to hear the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra in four concerts recorded live at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall. You’ll hear some of the most talented young musicians in our region, playing with exceptional soloists, and conducted by PYO Music Director Louis Scaglione. Listen at WRTI 90.1, streaming at WRTI.org, and on the WRTI App.

Join us as Curtis Institute of Music students perform live from the WRTI Performance Studio. It's a preview of their Saturday, November 17th two-part recital at the Gould Rehearsal Hall in Lenfest Hall at 1616 Locust Street in Philadelphia.

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November 12, 2018. Bronx native Carlos Henriquez has been a force-to-be-reckoned with since he picked up a bass during middle school. He has toured and performed with some of the best. Now, on Dizzy Con Clave: Live from Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, the best are performing with Henriquez as the leader, paying homage to the great Dizzy Gillespie.

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The award-winning Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra embraces cultural diversity at every level - in its musicians, board, staff and repertoire. As we prepare to celebrate the holidays with music, founder and Artistic Director Jeri Lynne Johnson is bringing an ensemble from Black Pearl to WRTI for a live performance and conversation with WRTI's Susan Lewis. 

Getty Images

A dramatic look at the cultural contributions of 20th-century Philadelphia arts champions Albert Barnes and Leopold Stokowski finds remarkable connections, starting with music of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, a master from the 16th-century Italian Renaissance.

November 19, 2018. The Hot Club of San Francisco was created 30 years ago because guitarist Paul “Pazzo” Mehling wanted to spread the music and history of Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and their Hot Club de France. Over a dozen albums later, the group is commemorating their musical journey with 30 Years, a compilation of favorites from their previous albums.

Wikipedia Commons

In the early 20th century, Leopold Stokowski was transforming The Philadelphia Orchestra into a major force in classical music, while roughly 6 miles away in the nearby suburbs, Albert Barnes was amassing his now world-famous art collection. How did they intersect? That's the theme for this week's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast.

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