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Live from the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio: Pianist Jennifer Blyth Previews Upcoming Recitals

Join us in the WRTI Performance Studio on Wednesday, September 4th at 12:10 PM as pianist Jennifer Blyth gives us a live preview of upcoming recitals at Jacobs Music in Ephrata and at Dickinson College. WRTI"s Kevin Gordon is host. Jennifer's new album, Vox, recorded with her Chicago-based trio Heare Ensemble, will be released in September.


Tobias Picker: Old and Lost Rivers  (1996)


Maurice Ravel: Jeux d’eau  (1905)


Peteris Vasks: Landscape of a Burnt Out Earth, excerpt (1992)

Kevin Puts: Alternating Current (1997), Electric (Movement III)

Described as a “compelling” by The Washington Post and “first-rate” by the American Record Guide, Jennifer Blyth’s performing schedule has taken her to 24 states throughout the United States. She has also performed internationally in Russia, South Africa, Canada, England, France, Iceland, Germany, Spain, Italy and Australia.  She recently recorded with Musica Omnia and Innova Recordings.

The pieces are part of an upcoming solo recital at Jacobs Music in Ephrata on September 8th as well as a collaborative recital at Dickinson College on September 22nd at 4 PM entitled “CURRENT." The full Dickinson program features solo piano works alongside compositions for voice and piano with James Martin -  baritone as well as works for the Heare Ensemble – flute, cello, piano.

A new program for all – this recital examines water in a variety of ways (Oceans, Rivers, Waterways) and features a full video installation by acclaimed artist Todd Arsenault. The entire show is designed to complement a current photography exhibition at Dickinson Trout Gallery by Edward Burtynsky.

This recital also coincides with the release of a new CD  through Innova Recordings by Heare Ensemble featuring George Crumb’s seminal work Voice of the Whale, which will end the program.

A professor of music at Dickinson College, Jennfier lives in Carlisle, PA with her husband and two children. 

A veteran broadcaster, Kevin garnered a wealth of experience in radio before taking the weekday classical host position from 2 to 6 PM at WRTI, where he was on the air until his retirement in March 2023.