February 24, 2020. As WRTI continues to mark Black History Month, we feature an album that celebrates, through contemporary music, the writings of the 19th-century Philadelphia abolitionist William Still.
Join us on Saturday, June 15th from 4 to 6 PM to hear the GRAMMY-winning choir, The Crossing, sing "For Joe," a recollection honoring the life of Joseph Flummerfelt, the distinguished American choral conductor who passed away on March 1st at age 82.
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.
A young Spanish conductor making his mark today has aimed to know a variety of ensembles, repertoires, and styles. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, he’s also committed to giving back to the community through music.