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You're Invited! WRTI's Debra Lew Harder Plays Mozart with Independence Sinfonia at Temple Ambler

Concert pianist Debra Lew Harder is also your classical host on WRTI, Tuesdays through Fridays 10 am to 2 pm, and Saturdays 6 am to 12 noon.

Ask WRTI listeners to name their favorite Mozart piano concerto, and many will say, “No. 20 in D minor.” It’s dramatic, powerful, lyrical, funny at times, and one of only two piano concerti that Mozart wrote in a minor key. I’m excited to be performing this great concerto with the Independence Sinfonia, one of our fine local ensembles, on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 3 PM at Temple University's Ambler campus.

Daniel Matsukawa—principal bassoon of The Philadelphia Orchestra, who is greatly admired for his impeccable and sensitive playing—is music director of the Independence Sinfonia. Daniel will lead the Sinfonia in a program that also includes Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and Dvorak’s Eighth Symphony. Tickets and information here.

I hope you can join us the last Sunday of October for this concert, which will be held at Temple University’s beautiful Ambler campus, the site of Temple’s landscape architecture and horticulture program. If it’s a fine day, come early to enjoy the grounds and gardens as well!

Here's Daniel Barenboim in a 1967 performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor:

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.