Opera Philadelphia

Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD Coming to a Radio Near You

By Aubrey Nagle

We just can't get enough of Charlie Parker! After the success of its sold-out run at the Perelman Theater and history-making appearance at The Apollo and ahead of its trip to London's Hackney Empire next summer, Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD is headed to radio stations all over the country Saturday, November 19.

As part of the WFMT Radio Network's American Opera Series, YARDBIRD will be broadcast in full on November 19 at 1 p.m. on Philadelphia's WRTI 90.1, New York City's WQXR 105.9, and many nationwide affiliate stations, as well as be available for streaming live at wqxr.org. The broadcast is a recording of a live performance from April 2016 at the Apollo Theater in New York City. Be sure to check the schedule of your local public radio affiliate for complete details. 

Sample what The New York Times calls “a swift-paced chamber opera with a pulsing, jazz-infused score” below and check out WQXR's interview with Daniel Schnyder here, then listen along with us by using #bebopera on Twitter and Facebook!


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