Astral & WRTI 90.1 Present Their Second Annual Block Party In Midtown Village

PHILADELPHIA, PA— On Saturday, September 14, 2019, 3:00-5:00pm (Rain date: Sunday, September 15, 3:00-5:00pm), Astral and WRTI 90.1 team up for a free block party in Midtown Village in the 1213 Walnut Street corridor to celebrate classical music in Philly in a fun and family-friendly outdoor event. Emceed by WRTI 90.1 host Debra Lew Harder, visitors will enjoy performances by four dynamic Astral artists.

Zlatomir Fung, cello
Rachel Lee Hall, harp
Beomjae Kim, flute
Brittany Lasch, trombone

A family- and pet-friendly event, drinks and perfect bites from Northern Liberties brewpub Urban Village Brewing Co., along with tasty treats from Tuck-Ins, will be available for purchase.

Bill Johnson, WRTI’s General Manager, states, “The Block Party allows WRTI and Astral to come together around our shared values of discovering new artists, new music, and community. This fun event will remind us all that music is for everyone, and there are no barriers to discovering and sharing it in our everyday lives.”

Learn more about the Astral & WRTI 90.1 Block Party here!


The mission of classical and jazz public media station WRTI 90.1 is to champion music as a vital cultural resource throughout the Philadelphia region and beyond. Guided by core values of discovery, curation, performance, community, and preservation, WRTI serves over 300,000 listeners each week on the radio, streaming at, and on the WRTI App.  WRTI’s broadcast signal in Pennsylvania extends west to Harrisburg and north to Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, and reaches listeners as far south as Dover, DE, and east in Atlantic City, NJ.

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