Fairmount Park Historic Homes

Reverb Nation

Husband and wife duo MINAS began at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, when pianist Patricia King asked Brazilian born Orlando Haddad to write lyrics for one of her compositions. Seven albums and several Grammy nominations later, Minas Has become synonymous with bossa nova in America.

The award-winning Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra embraces cultural diversity at every level - in its musicians, board, staff and repertoire. Founder and Artistic Director Jeri Lynne Johnson brings an ensemble from Black Pearl to WRTI for a live performance and conversation with WRTI's Susan Lewis.

There will be plenty of musical holiday cheer at the kick-off event for "A Very Philly Christmas," at the Historic Houses of Fairmount Park. WRTI hosts, including Gregg Whiteside, Debra Lew Harder, and J. Michael Harrison, will greet you personally on Saturday, December 1st for "Sounds of the Season."

Winter in Fairmount Park of Old

Dec 11, 2017

You can take a bus or a car to the historic mansions of Fairmount Park this holiday season, but in the past a sleigh would have carried you there. Here’s WRTI’s Meridee Duddleston on the sights you may have seen along the way.