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We mourn the loss of Philadelphia percussion legend, Alan Abel, who was a guru to generations of percussionists. He died on April 25, 2020 from complications of COVID-19. You can hear his warmth, creativity, and sense of humor in this 2012 WRTI feature, as well as the feelings of admiration and affection from his colleagues who now carry on.

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About 100 years ago, composer and teacher Nadia Boulanger was among the most influential, newsworthy figures in the world of classical music, leaving an indelible mark on countless composers of the 20th century and the craft itself.

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Listen to an all-Mozart performance by pianist Sara Davis Buechner. She plays some unusual, rarely heard gems from the Mozart repertoire, and two movements of his well-known Sonata in F Major, KV 332 ahead of performances at Temple University's Keyboard Festival. Debra Lew Harder hosts.

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You can help WRTI 90.1 support Temple University jazz students by providing the costs to compensate the student performers and to record, produce, broadcast, and share their music played at Rite of Swing Jazz Café in the 2019–2020 school year.

WRTI 90.1 student worker and award-winning percussionist Griffin Harrison visited the WRTI Performance Studio to play the Séjourné Marimba Concerto with accompanist Ting Ting Wong. WRTI's Debra Lew Harder hosted the broadcast.

It's Back-to-School week on WRTI, so let's introduce our talented and dedicated Temple University student workers who are essential to the success of the station, and help us every day in our mission to serve the public.

Listen to Nashirah, the Jewish Chorale of Greater Philadelphia, preview their upcoming concert, "LOVE In Every Language," live from the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio. WRTI's Susan Lewis is host.

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Jazz singer Laura Lizcano moved to Lykens, PA from her native Columbia when she was ten years old. She felt like a bit of an outsider at school because everything was different in America (even the pronunciation of her own name). When she realized that people really wanted to hear Latin-American music, her life took a positive turn. 

June 19, 2018. What a fascinating collection!  Young violinist Samuel Nebyu, who earned a bachelor’s degree from Temple University’s Boyer College of Music & Dance, has come out with a debut album that bears repeated listening. Samuel Nebyu, violin – Music by Composers of African Descent is a treasury of compositions, and a celebration of his Ethiopian-Hungarian heritage.

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