Wanna party with WRTI? Come to our block party with Astral Artists for a fun, free afternoon of music played by some of the world’s most dynamic young musicians, outdoors in Center City.
Join us on Saturday September 15th from 3 to 5 pm at 1213 Walnut Street. (It’s a private drive, between Walnut and Sansom streets.) There will be beer, specialty cocktails, picnic fare, face-painting for the kids and the young-at-heart, and of course, music, hosted by WRTI’s Debra Lew Harder. Pets are welcome, too!
Our performers are sure to entertain and to wow you: they are Christine Lamprea, cello; Xavier Foley, double-bass; and Annie Wu, flute.
You’ll love the fresh repertoire, including music for beatbox flute, where a flute can sound like a flute PLUS a whole rhythm section, and a Philadelphia premiere by award-winning Canadian composer Vivian Fung, called Humanoid for cello and electronica. Xavier Foley will play his own amazing new compositions, and all three musicians will get together at the end to jam.
Why are we so excited about this block party and to see you there? WRTI General Manager Bill Johnson sums it up: "The Block Party allows WRTI and Astral to come together around our shared values of discovering new artists, new music, and community. This fun event will remind us all that music is for everyone and there are no barriers to discovering and sharing it in our everyday lives.”
That’s September 15, 3 to 5 pm at 1213 Walnut Street with live music, beer, cocktails, food, fun for all...can’t wait to see you! Raindate is September 16, 3 to 5 pm.