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Live from WRTI 90.1: Block Party Sneak Preview with Harpist Rachel Lee Hall, Flutist Beomjae Kim

Ryan Brandenberg
Harpist Rachel Lee Hall

Join us on Friday, September 13th at 12:10 PM  in the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio, when two stellar Astral artists give us an exciting sneak preview of this year’s upcoming Astral WRTI 90.1 Block Party.

Carlos Salzedo: Chanson dans la nuit  
Pierre-Octave Ferroud: Toan Yan (La fête du double cinq)  
Astor Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango, Movement Three, “Nightclub”

Harpist Rachel Lee Hall (first place winner of the 2019 Houston Symphony Ima Hogg International Competition) and flutist Beomjae Kim (“memorable eloquence” —The New York Times) will delight us with music of Salzedo, Ferroud, and Piazzolla. Rachel and Beomjae, joined by Astral’s Artistic Director Dan Visconti and host WRTI’s Debra Lew Harder.

Credit Ryan Brandenberg
Flutist Beomjae Kim

The 2nd Annual Astral WRTI 90.1 Block Party is on Saturday, September 14th, 3 to 5 PM in the Midtown Village section of Center City, Philadelphia (rain date September 15th) and will feature not only Rachel Lee Hall and Beomjae Kim, but also 2019 Tchaikovsky Competition gold medalist Zlatomir Fung, cello, and Brittany Lasch, trombone.

It’s a family and dog-friendly event, with food (for purchase), good cheer, and of course, great music.

Debra's last day on the air at WRTI was September 21st, 2021. She's now the radio host for The Metropolitan Opera. Read more here.