WRTI Spotlight http://wrti.org en The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI: Bach's St. Matthew Passion, Easter Sunday at 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/philadelphia-orchestra-concert-wrti-bachs-st-matthew-passion-easter-sunday-1-pm <p></p><p style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">Yannick Nezet-Seguin&nbsp;conducts one of the supreme monuments in Western music, and the work that initiated the great rediscovery of Bach’s music when the 20-year-old Felix Mendelssohn conducted it in Berlin in 1829 – the <strong><em>St. Matthew Passion</em>.</strong></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:22:52 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 6372 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI: Bach's St. Matthew Passion, Easter Sunday at 1 PM A Happy 90th Birthday Tribute to Former Philadelphia Orchestra Cellist Marcel Farago http://wrti.org/post/happy-90th-birthday-tribute-former-philadelphia-orchestra-cellist-marcel-farago-0 <p>Tune in on <strong>Thursday, April 17th during the 1 pm hour </strong>for a very special 90th birthday tribute to a very special musician and composer. <strong>Marcel Farago, </strong>longtime cellist with the Philadelphia Orchestra (1955 to 1994) composed <em>In Memoriam</em> in 1989, dedicated to his wife Adele who died in 1988. Ricardo Muti and The Philadelphia Orchestra premiered the work in the same year. Join us to hear Marcel Farago's <em>In Memoriam</em> as we celebrate his 90th.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:52:32 +0000 WRTI Staff 7206 at http://wrti.org A Happy 90th Birthday Tribute to Former Philadelphia Orchestra Cellist Marcel Farago Mozart on Applause! The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, April 20, 5 PM http://wrti.org/post/mozart-applause-chamber-orchestra-philadelphia-april-20-5-pm <p>Join us for two Mozart favorites on this Sunday's <em>Applause!</em> broadcast. It's the <strong>Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia </strong>in a concert recorded just last month. <strong>Mathias Bamert</strong> is guest conductor.&nbsp;Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Flutist <strong>Jeffrey Khaner</strong> will play the Mozart Flute Concerto No. 2, and Mozart's 40th Symphony concludes the broadcast.</p><p>Dave Conant is your host, Easter Sunday, 5 to 6 pm.</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:51:53 +0000 Jack Moore 7213 at http://wrti.org Mozart on Applause! The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, April 20, 5 PM The Met Opera on WRTI: Strauss' ARABELLA, April 19, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/met-opera-wrti-strauss-arabella-april-19-1-pm <p>Will she marry for love or money? Swedish soprano Malin Byström stars in the title role of Strauss’s nostalgic romantic comedy that explores the fleeting charms of youth, opposite Michael Volle and Juliane Banse. Philippe Auguin conducts.</p><p>In the title role, Malin Byström, "elegant in both looks and tone, and sounding full and flexible, is uncannily reminiscent of Kiri Te Kanawa... her voice has silvery plush..."</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:06:30 +0000 WRTI Staff 7211 at http://wrti.org The Met Opera on WRTI: Strauss' ARABELLA, April 19, 1 PM Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: April 14, 2014 http://wrti.org/post/jazz-hot-11-countdown-april-14-2014 <p>WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />This week's Hot 11:&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />1. Takuya Kuroda - <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I9WRUPO?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creativeASIN=B00I9WRUPO&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=hot11-20" target="_blank">Piri Piri</a> - <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GZ0NQUK?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creativeASIN=B00GZ0NQUK&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=hot11-20" target="_blank">RAISING SON</a>&nbsp;</em> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:55:00 +0000 Maureen Malloy 7203 at http://wrti.org Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: April 14, 2014 The Met Opera on WRTI: Giordano's ANDREA CHENIER, April 12, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/met-opera-wrti-giordanos-andrea-chenier-april-12-1-pm <p>After their powerful pairing in Il Trovatore, Marcelo Álvarez and Patricia Racette reunite in Giordano’s melodramatic story of life in times of revolutionary fervor, a passionate tale of the ill-fated love of a dashing poet and an aristocratic lady, set against the backdrop of the French Revolution. <strong>Saturday, April 12, 1 to 4 pm on WRTI.</strong><br /><br /><a href="http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/season/synopsis/andrea-chenier?customid=770" target="_blank"><strong>Synopsis</strong></a><br /> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 11:08:15 +0000 WRTI Staff 7180 at http://wrti.org The Met Opera on WRTI: Giordano's ANDREA CHENIER, April 12, 1 PM Can Chinese Classical Pianist Di Wu Play Jazz With The Pros? You Bet! http://wrti.org/post/can-chinese-classical-pianist-di-wu-play-jazz-pros-you-bet <p>The more you look and listen, the more you realize that classical music and jazz tend not to stay in separate lanes. &nbsp;Sometimes they won't even use turn signals.&nbsp; A good example is "With A Gentle Touch," from the CD, <em>Classic Encounter</em> by the Ramsey Lewis Trio with the Philharmonia Orchestra under James Mack. Warning: this is a habit-forming tune, as is the whole CD. &nbsp;</p><p>http://youtu.be/0agQyFkdhQY</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:08:13 +0000 Joe Patti & Jill Pasternak 7198 at http://wrti.org Can Chinese Classical Pianist Di Wu Play Jazz With The Pros? You Bet! Bach's St. John Passion for Good Friday on WRTI http://wrti.org/post/bachs-st-john-passion-good-friday-wrti <p>Join WRTI on Good Friday at noon, for a complete performance of <strong>Johann Sebastian Bach's <em>St. John Passion, </em></strong>a work written for Good Friday Vespers service of 1724 in Leipzig. This performance was recorded in concert on Good Friday in 2013 in the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center.</p><p>Valentin Radu conducts his <strong>Ama Deus Ensemble</strong> and features soprano Megan Monaghan, alto Jody Kidwell, tenor Kenneth Garner, and bass-baritone Kevin Deas, and The Philadelphia Boys Choir. This performance is sung in English.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:00:14 +0000 Jack Moore 7186 at http://wrti.org Bach's St. John Passion for Good Friday on WRTI The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI: Music from Russian Dance! April 13, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/philadelphia-orchestra-concert-wrti-music-russian-dance-april-13-1-pm <p>Guest conductor <a href="http://wrti.org/post/poulencs-aubade-still-unique-choreographic-concerto" target="_blank"><strong>Stephane Deneve</strong></a> leads the Philadelphians in a program from last month at Verizon Hall, dedicated to Russian dance music.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:08:58 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 7185 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI: Music from Russian Dance! April 13, 1 PM Warm Up for the Center City Jazz Festival at Art After 5! http://wrti.org/post/warm-center-city-jazz-festival-art-after-5 <p>Join WRTI’s Jeff Duperon this<strong> Friday, April 11th at 6 pm </strong>as he broadcasts live from<strong> Art After 5</strong> at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. On the radio, you'll hear the great jazz you expect from WRTI, along with insight and commentary about the third annual <a href="http://wrti.org/post/jam-packed-jazz-celebration-center-city" target="_blank"><strong>Center City Jazz Festival,</strong></a> which is coming up on April 19th. Trombonist <strong>Ernest Stuart</strong>, founder of the Festival, will speak with Jeff about all the details.<br /> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:13:12 +0000 Maureen Malloy 7182 at http://wrti.org Warm Up for the Center City Jazz Festival at Art After 5!