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October 5, 2020. Artemis is a band comprising seven of the world’s finest jazz musicians, six of whom are instrumentalists, all of whom are female. Group founder and musical director, the acclaimed pianist Renee Rosnes, foresees a time where the period comes after the preceding sentence’s first clause, where calling Artemis an “all-female” jazz septet will feel superfluous, where the only thing to comment on will be the music.

Frans Jansen

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla is a fast-rising star in the classical music world, and she's on the podium conducting Mozart and Mahler in this Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert re-broadcast. Listen on Friday, April 17 at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1.

You enjoy her voice and music selections on Saturday Morning Classical Coffeehouse with Debra Lew Harder on WRTI 90.1. Now you can hear Debra perform live at Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center, in Robert Schumann’s majestic Piano Concerto in A minor.

Ryan Brandenberg

 

Hailed by The Philadelphia Inquirer for her "big, gorgeous tone and a mesmerizing touch," pianist Zhenni Li is a winner of numerous competitions, including the Councours Musical de France and Astral Artists’ 2016 National Auditions.

It was 100 years ago this week that Russian violinist Jascha Heifetz made his American debut at New York's Carnegie Hall in 1917. Considered by many to be one of the greatest violinists in history, he was just 16 years old at the time. NPR's Rachel Martin spoke with commentator Miles Hoffman about that appearance and the career that followed.

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This Sunday, December 18th at 1 pm, WRTI's broadcast of The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert brings us a performance of the powerful Brahms Symphony No. 1, the composer’s answer to Beethoven, and the culmination of 15 years’ work. Parisian conductor Alain Altinoglu, who earned raves for his performances in his 2014 Philadelphia Orchestra debut, conducts. Download our App to listen wherever you are!