Joshua Bell http://wrti.org en Musical Gifts from Joshua Bell and Friends http://wrti.org/post/musical-gifts-joshua-bell-and-friends <p>It's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas starting this weekend on WRTI. &nbsp;And Crossover kicks off the festivities with a special show on December 14 at 11:30 am. &nbsp;<strong>We'll be surveying the new CD by <em>Joshua Bell and Friends</em> called <em>Musical Gifts.</em> T</strong>he Sony Masterworks release features favorites for the season performed by virtuoso violinist and great friend of WRTI, Joshua Bell, with guests ranging from Placido Domingo and Renee Fleming, to Branford Marsalis and Chris Botti, to Alison Krauss and Gloria Estefan, and man more. &nbsp;</p> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 12:42:24 +0000 Joe Patti & Jill Pasternak 6797 at http://wrti.org Musical Gifts from Joshua Bell and Friends The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert: Bell, Yannick, and Brahms, June 30, 2 PM http://wrti.org/post/philadelphia-orchestra-concert-bell-yannick-and-brahms-june-30-2-pm <p>Join us to hear The Philadelphians in a live concert recording from October, 2012, featuring Bernstein’s <em>Serenade</em>, Brahms’s Symphony No. 4, and Gabriela Lena Frank’s <em>Concertino Cusqueno.</em> Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts. Violinist Joshua Bell is soloist. Gregg Whiteside is producer and host. <strong>Sunday, June 30, 2 to 4 pm.</strong></p><p>PROGRAM:</p><p>Gabriela Lena Frank - <em>Concertino Cusqueño</em> (world premiere)<br>Bernstein - Serenade (after Plato's <em>Symposium)</em><br>INTERMISSION<br>Brahms - Symphony No. 4</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 20:13:10 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 6128 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert: Bell, Yannick, and Brahms, June 30, 2 PM A Broadcast Premiere: The Philadelphia Orchestra Performing with Joshua Bell on WRTI http://wrti.org/post/broadcast-premiere-philadelphia-orchestra-performing-joshua-bell-wrti <p>We're happy to announce that this <strong>Sunday, February 24th, from 2 to 4 pm,</strong> marks the premiere of <strong><em>The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert </em>weekly radio series on WRTI</strong>. Join us to hear our Fabulous Philadelphians in a live concert recording from October, 2012, featuring Bernstein’s <em>Serenade</em>, Brahms’s Symphony No. 4, and Gabriela Lena Frank’s <em>Concertino Cusqueno.</em> Violinist Joshua Bell is soloist. Gregg Whiteside is producer and host.</p><p></p><p><br>“I am so proud that <a href="http://www.philorch.org/" target="_blank"><strong>The Philadelphia Orchestra </strong></a>is returning to the radio as part of my first season as music director,” says <strong>Yannick Nézet-Séguin.</strong> “It is important for us to go beyond the concert hall with our music - to connect with our audiences on the radio and online, here in Philadelphia and now also far beyond. This is just one of many ways we will open new windows into our music to welcome new listeners into our Philadelphia Orchestra family.”&nbsp;</p><p>The Philadelphia Orchestra has a long and venerable history of radio broadcasts, as the first orchestra with its own commercially sponsored national radio series, beginning in 1929 on NBC. The Orchestra is also widely known for its innovative use of technology aimed at bringing the concert-hall experience to listeners everywhere.<br><br>“We are delighted - in this our 60th anniversary year - to bring concert broadcasts of The Philadelphia Orchestra to listeners in our region and throughout the world,” says WRTI General Manager Dave Conant. “It is part of our mission, as a public radio station, to share this music with the community and also deepen the connection we all have with the Orchestra.”<br><br><strong>Broadcasts can be heard weekly on Sundays from 2 to 4 pm beginning on February 24th </strong>in Philadelphia (90.1 FM); Reading (97.7 FM); Allentown (97.1 FM); Wilmington (107.7 FM); Harrisburg (91.7 FM); York (90.7 FM); Lancaster, Ephrata, and Lebanon (90.7 FM); Mt. Pocono (91.1 FM); Wilkes-Barre (94.9 FM); Pottsville (99.1 FM); Scranton (106.1 FM); Ocean City (91.3 FM); and Coatesville (89.3 FM). <strong><a href="http://www.wrti.org/listen-live-wrti" target="_blank">Each broadcast will also be available on WRTI's classical web stream at wrti.org</a></strong></p><p><strong>February 24th Broadcast Program:</strong></p><p>Gabriela Lena Frank - <em>Concertino Cusqueño</em> (world premiere)<br>Bernstein - Serenade (after Plato's <em>Symposium)</em><br>INTERMISSION<br>Brahms - Symphony No. 4</p><p>Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor<br>Joshua Bell - Violin</p><p>Violinist Joshua Bell performs Bernstein's lyrical Serenade, inspired by the great Greek philosophers and their testimonies on love and romance. The second half of the program features the Fourth Symphony of Brahms, long a favorite of Philadelphia audiences, known for its expressive melodies and rich harmonies. To open the program, Gabriela Lena Frank composes a celebratory new work--commissioned for the inaugural concerts of the Orchestra's new music director. Her music often reflects her diverse heritage from Peru, China, and Lithuania.</p><p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 20:22:13 +0000 WRTI Staff 5173 at http://wrti.org A Broadcast Premiere: The Philadelphia Orchestra Performing with Joshua Bell on WRTI Around The Classical Internet: May 4, 2012 http://wrti.org/post/around-classical-internet-may-4-2012 <ul><p><li>I'm not sure how the <em>Daily </em><em>Mail</em> arrived at the unfortunate <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/reviews/article-2139304/Unlikely-fan-Why-operas-biggest-star-Domingo-Placido-crazy-Lady-Gaga.html?ito=feeds-newsxml" target="_blank">headline</a> "An Unlikely Fan: Why Opera's Biggest Star, Domingo Placido Is Crazy For Lady Gaga." The obvious hed goof aside, it's not like Domingo gives La Gaga effusive praise: "I think Lady Gaga has a very good voice. Absolutely. She has a wonderful voice. Sat, 05 May 2012 11:35:26 +0000 editor 3822 at http://wrti.org Around The Classical Internet: May 4, 2012 Violinist Joshua Bell http://wrti.org/post/violinist-joshua-bell <p>WRTI&#39;s Jill Pasternak speaks with violinist Joshua Bell on <strong>Saturday, April 14th, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.</strong> The world-renowned virtuoso updates us on his life, his longtime collaboration with pianist Jeremy Denk, and his new appointment as music director of Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. He appears at the Kimmel Center on April 16th with the ensemble.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 20:54:09 +0000 Jill Pasternak 3765 at http://wrti.org Violinist Joshua Bell Violinist Joshua Bell Plays Vivaldi http://wrti.org/post/violinist-joshua-bell-plays-vivaldi <p>Jill Pasternak speaks with the Grammy Award-winning violinist about his new recording of Vivaldi's <em>The Four Seasons.</em><br><br>In Joshua Bell's concerts and recordings, his bold, charismatic artistry has brought a fresh voice to the most venerable masterpieces while also uncovering lesser-known gems and new works.<br><br>"Mr. Bell doesn't stand in anyone's shadow." - <em>The New York Times</em></p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 13 Sep 2008 16:22:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 2015 at http://wrti.org Violinist Joshua Bell Plays Vivaldi Joshua Bell, violinist http://wrti.org/post/joshua-bell-violinist <p>Joshua Bell visits once again to discuss his latest projects, and a very interesting experiment he was involved in.</p> Sat, 05 May 2007 20:21:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 1832 at http://wrti.org