News http://wrti.org en David Kim on Tchaikovsky http://wrti.org/post/david-kim-tchaikovsky <p></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:12:09 +0000 Susan Lewis 7491 at http://wrti.org David Kim on Tchaikovsky Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: July 21, 2014 http://wrti.org/post/jazz-hot-11-countdown-july-21-2014 <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. Gregory Porter - <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00L7FZ6GK?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creativeASIN=B00L7FZ6GK&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=hot11-20" target="_blank">Moanin'</a> - <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IZL49EE?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creativeASIN=B00IZL49EE&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=hot11-20" target="_blank">GREAT VOICES OF HARLEM</a>&nbsp;</em><em>&nbsp;&nbsp;</em> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:55:00 +0000 Maureen Malloy 7498 at http://wrti.org Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: July 21, 2014 How a Russian-Born Philadelphian Helped Give New Life to a Song Van Cliburn Loved http://wrti.org/post/how-russian-born-philadelphian-helped-give-new-life-song-van-cliburn-loved <p></p><p>When American pianist Van Cliburn died in 2013, funeral organizers in Texas couldn’t locate an obscure piece of music he’d requested for the service. But as WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, thanks to a Philadelphia connection, the Russian folk song was found, and is now enjoying new life in America.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Here are several ensembles presenting the Russian folk song performed at Van Cliburn's funeral service.</p><p><strong>The Voronezh State Folk Choir (Russian)</strong></p><p>http://youtu.be/V5tUQimjTq0</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:01:00 +0000 Susan Lewis 7490 at http://wrti.org How a Russian-Born Philadelphian Helped Give New Life to a Song Van Cliburn Loved Jazz Is...Charlie Rice http://wrti.org/post/jazz-ischarlie-rice <p></p><p>Steady work is a coveted and rare prize among many jazz musicians. WRTI’s Meridee Duddleston visits a force in the local jazz scene who never had a problem getting gigs. Recognized by Mayor Michael Nutter for his enduring contribution to the city’s jazz scene,&nbsp; jazz drummer Charlie Rice has been keeping the beat for more than 70 years and counting.</p><p><a href="http://www.jazzbridge.org/events/neighborhood-concerts/suzanne-cloud/" target="_blank"><strong>Information about Jazz Bridge concerts at Collingswood Community Center</strong></a></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Meridee Duddleston 6555 at http://wrti.org Jazz Is...Charlie Rice This Floating World http://wrti.org/post/floating-world <p>Islands and dances and flutes seem to float&nbsp;on&nbsp;<strong>Now Is the Time, Saturday, July 19th&nbsp;at 9 pm</strong> at wrti.org and&nbsp;WRTI-HD2. Haiku of Basho inspired Edie Hill's <em>This Floating World</em>&nbsp;for solo flute; Elena Ruehr's <em>The Law of Floating Objects</em>&nbsp;is for one flutist&nbsp;multiplied many times. An excerpt from <em>A Floating Island</em> is Matthew Greenbaum's chamber opera&nbsp;on an episode from <em>Gulliver's Travels</em> by Jonathan Swift, where some are so lost in thought&nbsp;they don't see what's right in front of them.<br /><br />The Habanera makes us think of Cuba and islands (okay, it's a stretch), and we find one in <em>5 Pages from John's Book of Alleged Dances</em> by John Adams. Robert Ackerman improvises <em>Havana Special</em>, clarinet and bass, and there's just enough time for an Ackerman encore, <em>Scena</em>.<br /> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:59:00 +0000 Kile Smith 7492 at http://wrti.org This Floating World LA Opera on WRTI: Bizet's CARMEN, July 19, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/la-opera-wrti-bizets-carmen-july-19-1-pm <p><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://ad.doubleclick.net/activity;src=1379696;dcnet=4155;boom=79571;sz=1x1;ord=4?" width="1" />No man can resist Carmen’s gypsy charms. But when she’s ready to move on, watch out! A riveting drama of love and jealousy, filled with famously alluring melodies and captivating dances, <strong><em>Carmen </em></strong>is one of the world’s most popular operas. Georges Bizet’s immortal score overflows with one delight after another - a music lover’s hit parade of opera’s most intoxicating melodies. Placido Domingo conducts. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:25:38 +0000 WRTI Staff 7495 at http://wrti.org LA Opera on WRTI: Bizet's CARMEN, July 19, 1 PM Lauren Lark on Sunday Jazz with Jeff Duperon: July 27, 8:30 PM http://wrti.org/post/lauren-lark-sunday-jazz-jeff-duperon-july-27-830-pm <p>On Sunday, July 27th at 8:30 PM, Sunday Jazz with Jeff Duperon welcomes<a href="http://www.laurenlark.com/" target="_blank"> <strong>Lauren Lark</strong> </a>who honed her talents of singing jazz, classical, and many genres in between with a diverse concentration on linguistics including French, Portuguese, Latin, and German at The University of The Arts and has performed at numerous venues and events worldwide.<br />&nbsp;<br />Lauren will discuss her latest project, “A WOMAN of ONE," This musical one-woman program showcases the many talents of the Philadelphia native Lauren Lark. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:24:15 +0000 Jeff Duperon 7504 at http://wrti.org Lauren Lark on Sunday Jazz with Jeff Duperon: July 27, 8:30 PM It's All Mozart with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia on WRTI: July 20, 3 PM http://wrti.org/post/its-all-mozart-chamber-orchestra-philadelphia-wrti-july-20-3-pm <p><strong>Matthias Bamert</strong> returns to the podium to guest conduct the <strong>Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia </strong>on this month's <em>Applause</em> broadcast. One of Mozart's best-loved symphonies is the centerpiece of an all-Mozart program recorded in concert this past March 24th&nbsp;in the Perelman&nbsp;Theater at the Kimmel Center. Don't miss it! <strong>Sunday, July 20, 5 to 6 pm.</strong></p><p><strong>Program:</strong></p><p>Mozart: &nbsp;Symphony No. 17 in G, K. 129</p><p>Mozart: &nbsp;Symphony No. 40 in g, K. 550</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:04:51 +0000 Jack Moore 7496 at http://wrti.org It's All Mozart with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia on WRTI: July 20, 3 PM Works by Lorin Maazel: The New York Philharmonic on WRTI, July 20, 3 to 5 PM http://wrti.org/post/works-lorin-maazel-new-york-philharmonic-wrti-july-20-3-5-pm <p>In the summer of 1943, <strong>Lorin Maazel </strong>could be found conducting the Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra (what is today the New York Philharmonic) at Lewisohn Stadium on the campus of City College of New York. Other conductors on the summer series included Fritz Reiner, Andre Kostelanetz, Morton Gould, and Antal Dorati. But, Maazel was&nbsp;only 13 years old.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:51:19 +0000 WRTI Staff 7503 at http://wrti.org Works by Lorin Maazel: The New York Philharmonic on WRTI, July 20, 3 to 5 PM Legendary Man of Music: Lorin Varencove Maazel, 1930-2014 http://wrti.org/post/legendary-man-music-lorin-varencove-maazel-1930-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Maestro </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Lorin Maazel&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">passed away last Sunday at the age of 84. &nbsp;This legendary man of music devoted over 75 years to his craft. To him, music was a bridge-builder - a way to bring peace to the world and its people. &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:43:25 +0000 Joe Patti & Jill Pasternak 7502 at http://wrti.org Legendary Man of Music: Lorin Varencove Maazel, 1930-2014