Debra Lew Harder

Ask WRTI listeners to name their favorite Mozart piano concerto, and many will say, “No. 20 in D minor.” It’s dramatic, powerful, lyrical, funny at times, and one of only two piano concerti that Mozart wrote in a minor key. I’m excited to be performing this great concerto with the Independence Sinfonia, one of our fine local ensembles, on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 3 PM at Temple University's Ambler campus.

Kevin Monko

Gorgeous music, an elegant venue, exciting new artists. The 2019 Astral Winners Concert, presenting all the winners of the Astral 2019 auditions to Philadelphia is coming up. Join WRTI's Debra Lew Harder at Stotesbury Mansion on Rittenhouse Square, Wednesday, October 16th at 7 PM for a beautiful evening of music for piano, cello, oboe, soprano, and mandolin.

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WRTI looks at the origins of this famous ballad, its mysteries, and why it is sung to convey deeply felt emotion and love during times of mourning.

Ryan Brandenberg

Join us on Friday, September 13th at 12:10 PM  in the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio, when two stellar Astral artists give us an exciting sneak preview of this year’s upcoming Astral WRTI 90.1 Block Party.

Check out this preview of a fascinating new multi-media theater production, Tangles in Time. WRTI's Debra Lew Harder hosts Jay Fluellen, pianist and composer; Dr. Sunny Lai, violinist and family medicine doctor; and Teya Sepinuck, director and founder of Theater of Witness, live from the WRTI Performance Studio.

Wanna party with WRTI? Come to our block party with Astral for a fun, free afternoon of music played by rising classical stars, outdoors in the Midtown Village section of Center City, Philadelphia.

Listen to pianist David Kaplan in a “Carnaval” of imagination and virtuosity. WRTI's Debra Lew Harder is host for this live studio broadcast.

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.

Steve J. Sherman

Join us on Sunday, July 21 at 1 PM as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, in a concert from 2018, conducts a program featuring a world premiere of a work by Nico Muhly, one of the most popular of all piano concertos,—Grieg’s A Minor—and the work Rachmaninoff composed with the Philadelphia Sound in mind, the Symphonic Dances. André Watts is soloist.

Listen to this live broadcast from the WRTI performance studio! Our guests include clarinetist Mark Dover, violinists Siwoo Kim and Brendan Speltz, violist William Frampton, and cellist Andrew Yee playing the blues, along with the music of Johannes Brahms. WRTI’s Debra Lew Harder hosts.