Historic Live Broadcast from WRTI Performance Studio Celebrates Steinway: Friday, March 3, 5:30 PM!

The WRTI performance studio

Jacobs Music is pleased and proud to share this announcement by WRTI:

FEB 27, 2017

Join WRTI as we broadcast live—for the first time ever—from our performance studio this Friday, March 3rd at 5:30 pm, to help celebrate the 164th Anniversary of Steinway & Sons. WRTI and Jacobs Music present Steinway Artist and Temple University faculty member Ching-Yun Hu in a live, all-Rachmaninoff performance on the WRTI Steinway Spirio piano. Kevin Gordon hosts.

And after the news at 6 pm, we don’t let the piano cool down, as it’s live jazz on the Steinway! Jeff Duperon hosts.

Pianist Ching-Yun Hu is on the faculty at Temple University's Boyer College of Music and Dance. She's a Steinway Artist.
Pianist Ching-Yun Hu is on the faculty at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance. She’s a Steinway Artist.

Leading up to this special event, all this week, WRTI will play some of the great Steinway Artists from the past and present—classical at 5:30 pm and jazz after the news at 6 pm.

The classical Steinway Artists line up like this:
On Monday at 5:30 pm, it’s Van Cliburn playing Edward MacDowell (both Steinway Artists). Tuesday, George Gershwin plays Gershwin by way of piano roll. Wednesday, Yuja Wang plays Rachmaninoff (both Steinway Artists). Thursday, it’s Arthur Rubinstein.

And for jazz at 6:05 pm:
Monday, Elio Villafranca; Tuesday, Joey Alexander; Wednesday, Ahmad Jamal; Thursday, McCoy Tyner.

Make sure to then tune in Friday March 3rd from 5:30 to 6:30 pm for an hour unlike anything you’ve heard: live performances broadcast straight from the WRTI Performance Studio.

Only on WRTI, on the all-classical and all-jazz streams at WRTI.org, and on the WRTI app!