Works by J.S. Bach, Gabriel Fauré, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and Johann Nepomuk Hummel are on the program for the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia's broadcast on WRTI 90.1, Sunday, May 20th from 5 to 6 pm. 

Vanessa Briceno-Scherzer

The critically acclaimed Dalí Quartet brings the excitement of its signature mix of Latin American and European classical and romantic music to the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio on Wednesday, May 23 at 12:10 pm.  They'll perform LIVE and chat with WRTI’s Susan Lewis. 


The myriad stories about Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson usually fall into two groups: the ones about her enormous, laser-focused voice and those about her rapier-sharp wit.

Musicians who are all faculty members of the Curtis Institute of Music's Summerfest performed Mendelssohn’s Trio in D minor for flute, cello, and piano, .live on WRTI 90.1 on May 16, 2018. Jack Moore hosted the broadcast.

May 14, 2018. If you live in the Philadelphia area, chances are you know the name Josh Lawrence, even if you can’t remember why.  The trumpeter and composer has been a mainstay of the Philly jazz scene for years. On his new album Contrast, Lawrence and his band Color Theory create a kaleidoscope of shifting shades well worth a listen.

According to Middle Eastern legend, Scheherazade saved her own life by telling her husband, the Sultan,  folk tales for A Thousand and One Nights. Those stories-within a-story inspired 19th-century composer Rimsky-Korsakov to create an orchestral suite that remains one of his most popular works today. WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more.

Known especially for his New World Symphony and Slavonic Dances, Czech composer Antonín Dvořák wrote a song about motherhood for piano and voice that has become a standard for opera singers around the world.

Delaware Theatre Company

You know Freda Payne's voice from the smash hit “Band of Gold,” which topped the pop charts here and in the U.K. in 1970. During her long career, she has also made appearances on TV and in film. And now, for the third time, she's portraying Ella Fitzgerald onstage in Ella: First Lady of Song at Delaware Theatre Company in Wilmington.

May 6, 2018.  Releasing an album that contains six original compositions, a couple of standards, a Lennon/McCartney interpretation, and a trip to church is quite a feat. At the age of 14 it might seem impossible…but not for piano phenom Joey Alexander. Eclipse is his fourth album, and it does not disappoint.

Susanna-Drescher

Hailed as “radiant” by The New York Times and “ethereal" by Newsweek Polska, the award-winning early music ensemble Peregrina, from Basel, Switzerland, will perform on WRTI in advance of upcoming concerts with Piffaro, the Renaissance Band.

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Vanessa Briceno-Scherzer

The critically acclaimed Dalí Quartet brings the excitement of its signature mix of Latin American and European classical and romantic music to the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio on Wednesday, May 23 at 12:10 pm.  They'll perform LIVE and chat with WRTI’s Susan Lewis. 


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