Concerts

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Join us on four Sundays in May, from 4 to 6 PM, to hear the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra in concerts recorded live at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall.

Carliss Million

The Philadelphia Orchestra has canceled performances of Beethoven’s Fifth and Sixth Symphonies scheduled for March 12th, 14th and 15th as a safety measure due to the coronavirus outbreak. But there's good news: Thanks to the unique partnership between WRTI and the Orchestra, the music will still be heard by thousands of listeners throughout our region and the world.

Lynn Irving

WRTI's Susan Lewis talks with Joe Bonjiovi, founder and executive director of the National Jazz Festival about why jazz is so important for young people. Young jazz musicians from 11 states and Puerto Rico are coming to Philadelphia for the 2020 festival on February 15th, which features 63 ensembles of high school-age musicians in different categories. 

Chuck Moses

Join us every Sunday throughout the month of June from 4 to 6 PM on WRTI 90.1 to hear concerts from the 2018-2019 season of Symphony in C, the Mid-Atlantic region’s training orchestra, recorded live in the Gordon Theater on the Rutgers University-Camden campus. 

Why do we love a good melody? How does a good melody stick in our brains and make us feel things we can’t even put into words? And what does the latest scientific research show about how listening to music and melody improves our overall health?

Jazz artists have always used a collection of written music called "Real Books" to learn jazz standards. As WRTI's Maureen Malloy reports, Philadelphia now has its own Real Book, shining the spotlight on local composers.

You love music, right? So why not fill up your summer calendar now with some of these outstanding jazz and classical music performances. We'll be there, too!

SUMMER JAZZ EVENTS:

ART AFTER 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Every Friday night from 5 to 8:15 pm