WRTI Performance Studio

Listen to recordings and watch videos of live broadcasts from the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio, featuring exceptionally talented artists from the Philadelphia region and beyond.


Do you love the music of J.S. Bach? Yes? Then here's a chance to listen to his Brandenburg Concertos in a way you’ve probably never heard before. Pianist Eleonor Bindman, praised by The New York Times for her “impressive clarity of purpose and a full grasp of the music’s spirit,” performs selections from her impressive piano 4-hand arrangement of the Brandenburg Concertos with host Debra Lew Harder. 

Praised by the press for her "majestic originality of vision," (The Independent) and "unpretentious elegance" (The New Yorker), pianist Simone Dinnerstein has charted her professional path with passion and creativity. Here she performs live on the radio and chats with WRTI's Susan Lewis.

The WRTI performance studio was alive with the sound of young musicians this week when students from the Curtis Summerfest Young Artists Program visited us.

 

It's classical music of a different kind. Allyn Miner, a scholar and performer of North Indian classical music, plays her sitar in our performance studio and chats with host Debra Lew Harder. 

Alexander Bui was described in 2010 by America's Got Talent judge Piers Morgan as "the most naturally talented person" they'd heard all year.  Now embarking on a solo career, the pianist performed LIVE from the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio and chatted with WRTI's Susan Lewis on Tuesday, July 17th.


They are 18 teenage girls from across America who dream of careers writing music. They're now wrapping up two intensive weeks at Young Women Composers Camp on Temple University's Campus. They're studying composition for strings, winds, percussion, brass, and voice; writing classical works, songs, and jazz.

Listen to this very special broadcast, recorded live, featuring the winners of the inaugural Steinway competition for young pianists. You'll hear performances by Alyssa Gabrilovich (age 12), Chris Jung (age 16), and Emma Lo (age 15). WRTI's Kevin Gordon is host.

This is the second of our special live concert broadcasts with the winners of the inaugural Steinway competition for young pianists. You'll hear Emma Liu (age 10), Petrina Steimel (age 12), and Max Wang (age 14). WRTI's Kevin Gordon is host.

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Listen to this fun introduction to the Philly POPS' new music director and chief conductor, Todd Ellison. He plays selections to warm you up for upcoming, free Philly POPS concerts on July 3rd and 4th, and talks about his fascinating background as a Broadway composer and music director.

Watch the recorded performance on WRTI's Facebook page!

Program:
George and Ira Gershwin: "I Got Rhythm"
Cole Porter: "Use Your Imagination"
Marvin Hamlisch: "What I Did For Love;" Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick: "She Loves Me;" Ed Kleban: "Better" (Medley)
J. P. Sousa: "The Liberty Bell March"

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