Music

David Broza and his band

Israeli Musician David Broza Heads to Philly

It’s safe to say that David Broza has a passion for Spanish culture. But while he has the music down, when it comes to...
Sam Ruttenberg with Justin Faulkner

Drummer Travels to China to Export Technique

“The grass is always greener on the other side,” said drummer and music educator Sam Ruttenberg about classical musicians who yearn to play jazz...
Ken Silver, Eddie Bruce, Susan Moses and Joey Roberts

My Father, the Bandleader

When I was young, really young, I only wanted to be a bandleader. As a preschooler at Temple Sinai in Dresher, I used to...
Mandy Patinkin

Mandy Patinkin Brings Music and Song to Kimmel Center

Mandy Patinkin’s career stretches back decades, with parts in shows as diverse as “The Princess Bride,” “Yentl” and “Homeland.” He’s won Emmys and Tonys, performed...
City Winery

City Winery, a New Venue in the Fashion District, Hosts Israeli Talent

When Shlomo Lipetz isn’t pitching for Team Israel — which heads to the Olympics next year for a historic competition — he works as...
Rabbi Josh Warshawsky plays guitar and sings into a microphone at a synagogue

Rabbi Josh Warshawsky Brings the Beat to Har Zion Temple

The Cantors Assembly’s SongSwap is a periodical video conference giving Conservative cantors a chance to share new melodies, and when Hazzan Eliot Vogel of...
Sonnambula

Leonora Duarte: A Converso With a Talent for Composition

By Elizabeth Weinfield My first exposure to the music of Baroque composer Leonora Duarte (1610–1678) came while sight-reading with friends years ago on a frosty...
Rising Song Jewish Music Residency program participants

Rising Song Jewish Music Residency Comes to Philly

Update: This article previously stated that Elie Kaunfer was rosh yeshiva, in addition to CEO, and incorrectly stated that Rabbi Yosef Goldman was currently employed...
a shofar surrounded by pomegranates and a pot of honey

WRTI 90.1 Marks the High Holidays With Special Programming

By WRTI Staff WRTI 90.1 is marking the Days of Awe with special programming. Throughout the 10-day holiday season on WRTI, listeners will hear a variety...
Zafer Tawil, Udi Bar-David, Fouad Dakwar, Shira Samuels-Shragg, Tammy Scheffer and Nathalie Handal

ARTolerance Day of Peace Event Brings Israelis, Palestinians Together

Udi Bar-David, a cellist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, was the first to take his spot on stage for “Dialogue in Three Movements: An Artistic...