Mozart

September 14, 2020. Sarah Willis, the first female brass player of the Berlin Philharmonic, is a musician after my own heart—she loves to dance. Ms. Willis’s affinity for Latin dance, especially mambo, led her to spend time in Cuba. Mozart y Mambo, her new album for Alpha Classics, grew out of the friendships she made there, and the result? It’s a fresh new salsa for the sound of the French horn and classical music.

Join us on Sunday, August 16th at 12 PM on WRTI 90.1 to hear Episode 6 of “This Week with Yannick,” an eight-week radio series, hosted and curated by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

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It's enchanted and enchanting music played by The Philadelphia Orchestra on WRTI, Sunday, August 9th at 1 PM on 90.1 and Monday, August 10th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2.

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Join us on Sunday, May 24th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1 and Monday, May 25th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2, when Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Philadelphians in all-Mozart concert from Verizon Hall with soloists from the ranks of The Philadelphia Orchestra, First Associate Concertmaster Juliette Kang, and Principal Viola C.J. Chang.

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.

Yukiko Onley

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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Mozart played both violin and viola, and wrote his Sinfonia Concertante for those two instruments in 1779  after a trip to Paris and Mannheim, where the form was popular.  

Don Valentino

Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) begins its 85th Season with a production of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro). Join us on Friday, November 8th at 12:10 PM, the day before opening night, when cast members visit WRTI to perform highlights, and chat with WRTI's Susan Lewis. 

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.