There is another great piano performance on WRTI’s Steinway Spirio to look forward to today!

We are pleased to share the following article by WRTI’s Debra Lew Harder, host of this  outstanding Astral Artist performance:

Listen LIVE from the WRTI Performance Studio: Pianist Henry Kramer, Friday, March 9


Join us Friday, March 9 at 4 pm for a live performance with the exciting, young American pianist Henry Kramer. A Maine native, Henry’s playing has been lauded as “triumphant” and “thrilling” (The New York Times.)

Henry has won top prizes in many international piano competitions, including the 2016 Queen Elisabeth Competition, the 2015 Honens International Piano Competition, and the 2011 Montreal International Music Competition. He’s appeared as soloist under the batons of such distinguished conductors as Marin Alsop, Jan Pascal Tortelier, Stéphane Denève, and Hans Graf.

A winner of Astral’s 2015 National Auditions, he’ll be making his Philadelphia Center City début under Astral’s auspices this coming Sunday.

For Friday’s performance in the WRTI performance studio, Henry will chat with host Debra Lew Harder and play from two iconic works for solo piano, Schumann’s Kreisleriana, and Ravel’s Miroirs.

Be sure to tune in to hear this engaging young artist, and hear the fascinating stories behind the music, as well as his stellar artistry.


Robert SchumannKreisleriana — Movement 4 (Sehr langsam)

Maurice RavelMiroirs — Une barque sur l’ocean, and Alborada del gracioso