Praised by Performance Today as "one of the top young guitarists of his generation," Jordan Dodson makes his March, 2019 debut with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in a program featuring Glow, Andrea Clearfield's new concerto for electric guitar. Soloist and composer visit WRTI for live music and conversation with host, Susan Lewis.

In case you missed it, here's the amazing Google Doodle celebrating Bach's 334th birthday. You can easily compose a two-measure melody and then share it! It's the first artificial-intelligence powered Google Doodle.

Listen to a live performance by Astral Artist Viktor Valkov, praised as “Lion of the keyboard, sensational” by Wiesbadener Kurier in Germany
. He previews his upcoming recital in Philadelphia and chats with host Kevin Gordon.

Minna Hatinen

Passionate about music since he was a child, Esa-Pekka Salonen— incoming music director of the San Francisco Symphony in 2020, and prolific, internationally acclaimed composer—finds personal meaning in the music of others, and discovers new insights into his own music when colleagues conduct it. WRTI's Susan Lewis has more.

Matt Yaple

Picture this: a retrofitted warehouse turned acoustically perfect urban loft, that doubles as a listening room for piano jazz and a man’s home. No sign betrays the goings-on inside.

March 18, 2019. One older and five new orchestral works by women composers comprise Project W, our Classical Album of the Week. Recently released by Cedille Records, Project W is performed by the Chicago Sinfonietta, under the direction of its music director, Mei-Ann Chen.

Get in the mood for Saint Patrick's Day! Recorded live in the WRTI performance studio, Grammy-nominated lutenist Ronn McFarlane plays music from his new album, The Celtic Lute. WRTI's Debra Lew Harder is host.

Praised as "remarkable" and "superb" by The New Yorker, the early-music ensemble Sonnambula—a viol consort based in NYC—visited the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio and played highlights from upcoming concerts with Piffaro, The Renaissance Band and works from a new album of music by 17th-century composer Leonora Duarte. WRTI's Susan Lewis is host.

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Hailed by All About Jazz as “The Face (and shape) of Jazz to Come," Connie Han is a Los Angeles-based, 23-year-old rising star in the jazz world. She joins Jazz Host J. Michael Harrison in the WRTI Performance Studio on March 15th at 4 PM ahead of her trio performance on March 16th at the piano jazz salon @exuberance in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.

WRTI looks at the origins of this beautiful ballad, its mysteries, and why it is sung to convey deeply felt emotion and love during times of mourning.

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In case you missed it, here's the amazing Google Doodle celebrating Bach's 334th birthday. You can easily compose a two-measure melody and then share it! It's the first artificial-intelligence powered Google Doodle.

Minna Hatinen

Passionate about music since he was a child, Esa-Pekka Salonen— incoming music director of the San Francisco Symphony in 2020, and prolific, internationally acclaimed composer—finds personal meaning in the music of others, and discovers new insights into his own music when colleagues conduct it. WRTI's Susan Lewis has more.

Matt Yaple

Picture this: a retrofitted warehouse turned acoustically perfect urban loft, that doubles as a listening room for piano jazz and a man’s home. No sign betrays the goings-on inside.

March 18, 2019. Guitarist Julian Lage is only 31, but he packs over a half-century’s worth of cultural touchstones into his latest album, Love Hurts. Which might seem ironic, since the only opinion that seems unanimous about Lage’s brand of contemporary jazz is that it’s contemporary—genre-wise, it’s harder to place.

March 18, 2019. One older and five new orchestral works by women composers comprise Project W, our Classical Album of the Week. Recently released by Cedille Records, Project W is performed by the Chicago Sinfonietta, under the direction of its music director, Mei-Ann Chen.

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