The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI: Hannibal Lokumbe's Healing Tones, Sibelius' Symphony No.2
Join us on Sunday, October 24th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and Monday, October 25th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 to hear a 2019 performance of Hannibal Lokumbe's self-proclaimed gift to Philadelphia: Healing Tones, and Jean Sibelius's Symphony No. 2, which has become a signature piece for the Orchestra.
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We're so happy to announce that Philadelphia-based pianist and educator Dr. Charles Abramovic has been inducted into the Steinway & Sons Teacher Hall of Fame. It's a prestigious designation recognizing the work of North America’s most committed and passionate piano educators.
Composer and jazz trumpeter Hannibal Lokumbe wrote Healing Tones as a hymn to Philadelphia in 2019. It's an oratorio-like work that celebrates the healers among us, including midwives, doctors, artists, and musicians.
You're Invited! WRTI's Susan Lewis Hosts Astral National Auditions Winners Concert Near Rittenhouse SquareReady for a fabulous in-person concert experience? We invite you to discover eight incredibly talented Astral artists, winners of the highly competitive Astral National Auditions, presented by our very own senior producer of arts & culture, Susan Lewis. The date is Wednesday, October 20th from 7 to 8:30 PM. The place is Stotesbury Mansion just off of Rittenhouse Square.
The members of Recap, four young women of color from New Jersey, have built a mission of gender equity into their striking debut album.
The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI: Yannick Conducts Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony and Muhly's 'Register' Organ ConcertoJoin us on Sunday, Oct. 17th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and Monday, Oct. 18th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 to hear The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast from 2019, showcasing the “King of Instruments” in all its glory.
The Philadelphia Orchestra's principal guest conductor, Nathalie Stutzman, has been named music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. She follows in the footsteps of only a few women trailblazers leading major American orchestras, including Marin Alsop and JoAnn Falletta.
We're going back in time to 1986, and tenor Luciano Pavarotti was in town to sing Verdi's Requiem Mass at the Spectrum conducted by Lorin Maazel with a full orchestra and vocalists from the Opera Company of Philadelphia, now famously known as Opera Philadelphia. The entire concert was broadcast throughout the country on PBS.
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