Temple University

Listen to a sampling of new music that teenage girls have written as part of the Young Women Composers Camp, now in progress on the campus of Temple University.

June 24, 2019. They Persisted is the latest project of pianist Joanna Goldstein, Indiana University Southeast Music Professor and Temple University alumnus. Tying this album together is the thread of the women’s suffrage movement — a research interest of Goldstein’s. Three composers are featured on the album — Amy Beach, Ulric Cole and Ethel Smyth — each with a highly distinctive creative and professional arc to her life, and each active during the era of suffrage. 

Listen to Nashirah, the Jewish Chorale of Greater Philadelphia, preview their upcoming concert, "LOVE In Every Language," live from the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio. WRTI's Susan Lewis is host.

Cellar Live

March 25, 2019. In a world of heavy-handed politics, saxophonist Cory Weeds is remarkable for his diplomacy. On Live at Frankie’s Jazz Club, his 15th album as a leader, Weeds returns to the alto and to his role as Canada’s unofficial ambassador to the jazz world.

Where cabaret meets classical, the mixed-media company ENAensemble tells stories through staged theatrical performances, using film, cabaret, classical works, and opera. On January 30th, members of the ensemble performed musical highlights from their upcoming program, Chasing the Moon at WRTI. Susan Lewis was host.

Library of Congress, Music Division

Described by The Washington Post as a pianist with "power, precision, and romantic abandon," Clipper Erickson was our guest on MLK Jr. Day, Monday, January 21, and played works by R. Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943), an African-Canadian/American composer whose music may be new to you. WRTI's Kevin Gordon was host.

Big News! WRTI is excited to join VuHaus (pronounced VIEW House), public media’s music discovery video platform—a growing network of public radio music stations and public TV stations that share a common mission to support emerging, established, and local artists.

Internationally renowned Klezmer trombonist Dan Blacksberg and his All-Star Klezmer Ensemble were our guests for a lively celebration of the Jewish Festival of Lights! Dan was joined by trumpeter/vocalist Susan Watts, accordionist Christina Crowder, bassist Zoe Guigeno and host Debra Lew Harder.

Brandon Wyche

Listen to a joyous celebration of Klezmer music, recorded live from the WRTI Performance Studio, spotlighting four of the 11 women Klezmer musicians who are in town this week for a concert presented by the Philadelphia Folklore Project.

Ocotber 8, 2018. It’s very easy for friends to become chosen family in the City of Brotherly Love. Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts, Bruce Barth, Tim Warfield, David Wong and Byron Landham created Family Feeling not only because of jazz scene ties, but by the camaraderie that comes from being part of the Temple University family.