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The springtime Jewish holiday of Passover is about liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt, and the Passover seder is filled with music that celebrates liberation and freedom. Join us in the last hour of Classical Coffeehouse, Saturday, March 27th from 11 AM to noon on WRTI 90.1 FM, as violinist Itzhak Perlman shares Passover music from many traditions, plus songs and memories from his childhood in Israel.

Join us on Sunday, August 9th at 8 PM on WRTI 90.1 as we present Part 2 of Jazz Night in America's three-part series on the Newport Jazz Festival. Philadelphia's own Christian McBride, the host of the program, also serves as the artistic director of the festival, and has some amazing vintage Newport performances to share.

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On Tuesday, June 2nd at 6 PM, WRTI presented a special live program addressing Black Music as a form of social engagement.

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On Sunday, January 20th at 4 PM, we honor the memory of MLK with “A Beautiful Symphony of Brotherhood: A Musical Journey in the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr" on WRTI 90.1.

Advent is a time of quiet contemplation and waiting. It's waiting for darkness to become light, and for hopes to be realized. Throughout the centuries, Advent has been observed musically in sacred and secular ways.