Debra Lew Harder

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Born in New York City to German-Jewish immigrants, Lorenz Hart penned some of Broadway’s most haunting, sophisticated lyrics. At age 24, he began collaborating with composer Richard Rodgers who was 17 at the time.

Tap your toes to the music of Grammy-nominated lutenist Ronn McFarlane and his ensemble, Ayreheart. They perform an intriguing mix of music from the Renaissance to now, with a traditional Celtic tune to round out the program. WRTI’s Debra Lew Harder hosts.

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Listen to baritone Keith Spencer sing four powerful African-American spirituals, as we usher in Black History Month at WRTI. Debra Lew Harder is host.

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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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Mansions, music, and the magic of the holidays are all awaiting you. Join us on Saturday, December 14th between 10 AM and 3:30 PM for Sounds of the Season—our annual tradition with The Historic Houses of Fairmount Park in Philadelphia.

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Hailed for their “classical chops and blazing bluegrass,” the musicians of DePue Brothers Band brought their high-energy, high-spirited holiday show to the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio on December 6th.

Why are human beings drawn to melody? Join WRTI’s Debra Lew Harder as she explores this fascinating question and performs some of the most gorgeous melodies ever written in a free concert at First Presbyterian Church in Center City, Philadelphia on Sunday, November 17th at 2 PM.

Take a seat in the WRTI Opera House as we celebrate the human foibles, joy, humor, tragedy and passion that make opera extraordinary. November 9th is our Annual Opera Day— a 12-hour celebration featuring your favorite arias, choruses and ballet excerpts from your favorite operas.

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Russian pianist Vyacheslav Gryaznov visited the WRTI 90.1 performance studio on October 24th and played his own arrangements of beloved works by Grieg, as well as Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in G minor, and—perfect for this spooky time of year—Franz Liszt’s demonic Mephisto Waltz No.1. WRTI's Debra Lew Harder hosts.