Dave Conant http://wrti.org en Is This Your Type of Video? Take A Look And A Listen! http://wrti.org/post/your-type-video-take-look-and-listen <p>Leroy Anderson has just the right touch with <em>The Typewriter </em>composed in 1950. It's one of many short, light orchestral works that the prolific composer wrote between 1946 and 1970. Many were performed by the Boston Pops under the direction of Arthur Fiedler.</p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:01:10 +0000 Dave Conant 4202 at http://wrti.org Is This Your Type of Video? Take A Look And A Listen! The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia on WRTI: This Year's Highlights http://wrti.org/post/chamber-orchestra-philadelphia-wrti-years-highlights <p>Join us on <strong>Sunday, December 15 at 5 pm</strong> for this month's <a href="http://www.chamberorchestra.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia </strong></a>APPLAUSE broadcast, which highlights some of the orchestra's performances of newer music, under Music Director&nbsp;Dirk&nbsp;Brossé and Conductor Laureate&nbsp;Ignat&nbsp;Solzhenitsyn, and spotlights the strings of the orchestra.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 18:16:30 +0000 Dave Conant 6801 at http://wrti.org The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia on WRTI: This Year's Highlights Bach and Bloch: Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia on WRTI, Sept. 15, 5 PM http://wrti.org/post/bach-and-bloch-chamber-orchestra-philadelphia-wrti-sept-15-5-pm <p>This month's <a href="http://www.chamberorchestra.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia </strong></a>broadcast is led by guest conductor and violinist&nbsp;Scott Yoo. &nbsp;Yoo is music director and conductor of Boston's Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra and leads a program here that includes the Concerto Grosso&nbsp;No. 1 of <strong>Ernest Bloch,</strong> and <strong>Georg Philipp&nbsp;Telemann's</strong> <em>Don Quicchotte </em>suite.</p> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 11:47:34 +0000 Dave Conant 6457 at http://wrti.org Bach and Bloch: Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia on WRTI, Sept. 15, 5 PM 60th Anniversary Jazz 2-CD Set http://wrti.org/post/60th-anniversary-jazz-2-cd-set <p>To celebrate WRTI's 60 years on the air, we've selected some of your favorite pieces and put them together in one fabulous collection as our thanks to you—our loyal listeners!<br><br>Our exclusive 60th Anniversary Commemorative Jazz Collection includes one great composition after another: straight-ahead, organ jazz, hard bop, and contemporary. Many of your favorite artists—Coltrane, Dizzy, Cannonball, Heath Brothers, and McCoy Tyner, just to name a few—are represented. It's the WRTI listening experience in a jewel case!</p><p><a href="https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/wrti/pledge.pledgemain" style="font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); "><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; ">Contribute today at the $160 level</strong></a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; "> and we'll thank you with our limited-edition </span>WRTI<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; "> </span>60th<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; "> Anniversary Jazz 2-CD set.&nbsp;</span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; "><a href="https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/wrti/pledge.pledgemain" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); ">Pledge Here, and Thanks!</a></strong></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">Check out the track list below:</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; "> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 23:49:09 +0000 Dave Conant 6452 at http://wrti.org 60th Anniversary Jazz 2-CD Set Dave Conant's Hot Tips For The High Brow http://wrti.org/post/dave-conants-hot-tips-high-brow <p class="MsoNormal" style="LINE-HEIGHT: normal; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0.2in"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN" lang="EN">Throughout the month, Dave Conant is offering advice on how to get the most out of the arts. </span>Take a listen!</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="LINE-HEIGHT: normal; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0.2in"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'; COLOR: black; FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN" lang="EN">&nbsp;&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p><p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 10:50:08 +0000 Dave Conant 6270 at http://wrti.org Dave Conant's Hot Tips For The High Brow Happy 60th WRTI! http://wrti.org/post/happy-60th-wrti <p>Every day the staff here at WRTI works hard to live up to the mission of giving you the best classical music and jazz experience public media can deliver.&nbsp; Personally, I want you to know how gratifying it is to work with such a talented and dedicated group of people.&nbsp; Moreover, I want to share how proud I am of the work they do.

</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 17:29:09 +0000 Dave Conant 6209 at http://wrti.org Happy 60th WRTI! Haydn's The Creation: Symphony In C & The Mendelssohn Club, May 26, 4 PM http://wrti.org/post/haydns-creation-symphony-c-mendelssohn-club-may-26-4-pm <p>This Sunday it's <a href="http://www.symphonyinc.org/">Symphony in C </a>with the <a href="http://www.mcchorus.org/wp/" target="_blank">Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia </a>in a performance of Haydn’s masterpiece, <em>The Creation</em>. This was the grand closing concert of the ensemble's 60th anniversary season. Rossen Milanov conducts. Join us! <strong>Sunday, May 26, 4 to 6 pm.</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.symphonyinc.org/performances/program-notes/may-11-2013" target="_blank"><strong>Program notes here.</strong></a></p><p></p> Sun, 26 May 2013 10:11:02 +0000 Dave Conant 5552 at http://wrti.org Haydn's The Creation: Symphony In C & The Mendelssohn Club, May 26, 4 PM The Chamber Orchestra Of Philadelphia On WRTI: Mozart, Brosse, and Antheil on May 19th http://wrti.org/post/chamber-orchestra-philadelphia-wrti-mozart-brosse-and-antheil-may-19th <p>Join us on Sunday at 5 pm for our monthly <a href="http://www.chamberorchestra.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia</strong></a> broadcast. Music Director Dirk Brossé conducts, with soloists Elissa Lee Koljonen, violin, and Roberto Diaz, viola.</p><p><strong>Program:</strong></p><p>MOZART: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, K.364<br>Elissa Lee Koljonen, violin<br>Roberto Diaz, viola<br>Dirk Brossé, conductor<br>&nbsp;<br>ANTHEIL: Serenade for String Orchestra<br>Dirk Brossé, conductor</p> Sun, 19 May 2013 01:20:31 +0000 Dave Conant 5529 at http://wrti.org The Chamber Orchestra Of Philadelphia On WRTI: Mozart, Brosse, and Antheil on May 19th Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia: Leshnoff and Mendelssohn, March 24, 5 PM on ENCORE! http://wrti.org/post/chamber-orchestra-philadelphia-leshnoff-and-mendelssohn-march-24-5-pm-encore <p>Tune in on Sunday, March 24th for our monthly broadcast of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. Music Director Dirk Brosse will conduct the ensemble in the world premiere of Jonathan Leshnoff's Cello Concerto, featuring renowned Russian cellist Nina Kotova. The program also includes Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 1. <strong>Sunday, March 24th, 5 to 6 pm.</strong></p><p>http://youtu.be/K3ENRbIVZR0</p> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 13:11:41 +0000 Dave Conant 5298 at http://wrti.org Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia: Leshnoff and Mendelssohn, March 24, 5 PM on ENCORE! Dave Conant Remembers Ralph Collier http://wrti.org/post/dave-conant-remembers-ralph-collier <p>I came to Philadelphia in the autumn of 1964 and soon found WFLN.&nbsp; The classical music format reminded me of WQXR, the station I had enjoyed in North Jersey growing up. But at 12:30 pm weekdays they broadcast a really interesting interview program hosted by this sophisticated, well-spoken and often humorous host named Ralph Collier. Seven years later after college, and a brief career as a high school teacher, I found myself with a job at that station where I met that same broadcaster.<br> Sat, 02 Feb 2013 09:37:49 +0000 Dave Conant 5068 at http://wrti.org Dave Conant Remembers Ralph Collier