Jim Cotter speaks with composer George Walker. The Philadelphia Orchestra will include his rarely performed Lilacs in upcoming concerts at the Kimmel Center and Carnegie Hall.
Susan Lewis explores North Philadelphia's Village of Arts and Humanities, which evolved from the creation of art parks on abandoned lots into a community-based performing arts program, including theater and dance, spoken word, and video production.
Tune in or listen online on Sunday, March 22nd at 7 pm for a one-hour special program exploring the creation and impact of Miles Davis' landmark album Kind of Blue, the best-selling jazz album of all time.
Watch and Listen: Click Here for Highlights from Kind of Blue 50th Anniversary Documentary
A conversation with composer Andrea Clearfield about music she's created, inspired by the indigenous art and music of Nepal. Clearfield traveled to a remote Himalayan kingdom last year to research the project.
Susan Lewis visits the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia where The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition, uses the popular children's classics and recent film adaptations as springboards for science education.
Sunday, March 1: 3 to 5 pm Academy of Vocal Arts Donizetti's Don Pasquale
Don Pasquale is a comedy of love and deception. But what happens when you take this "opera buffa" out of its Italian surroundings and place it square in the middle of 1880's Arizona? The AVA presents David Gately's "Wild-West" version of Don Pasquale. Richard A. Raub conducts the AVA Opera Orchestra.
Join Jill Pasternak when she interviews Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn, and Portuguese Fado singer Mariza. Hilary Hahn will perform at the Kimmel Center on March 4th; Mariza will perform there on March 1st.
We speak with the promising young violinist Benjamin Beilman. A Curtis student, he is one of eight winners of Astral Artistic Service's National Auditions. Beilman also recently won the Il Milka/Astral Violin Prize.
Susan Lewis looks at Cezanne and Beyond, the Philadelphia Museum of Art's upcoming exhibition about the impact of the 19th century French artist, called the "Father of Modern Painting."
Mary Bachman, Warrington, PA WRTI Member Since 1998 "Although lucky in love, I've never had luck winning a thing...that is, until now! I love WRTI and have listened for many years. I'm really looking forward to enjoying my Classical Music iPod. Thank you, WRTI!"
A legend has been lost. WRTI's beloved and long-time jazz host Harrison Ridley, Jr. passed away on Thursday, February 19th after a brief illness. His station colleagues mourn his death and celebrate his life. Will Mr. Ridley be immensely missed? His signature expression says it all: "Yes Indeedy!"