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5:35 pm
Sun August 15, 2010

The Intersection of Contemporary Art and Environmental Concerns

Aero 2010 by Moto Ohtake

The Intersection of Contemporary Art and Environmental Concerns

Philadelphia, PA – WRTI's Susan Lewis considers environmental art at the Asian Arts Initiative in Center City, Philadelphia, and at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia.

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
4:00 pm
Sat August 14, 2010

Composer Henry Cowell's Astounding Influence on Modern American Music

The name of Henry Cowell (1897-1965) may be unfamiliar to many classical music listeners, but Cowell is one of the biggest influences on modern American music, inspiring composers as disparate as John Cage, George Gershwin, Burt Bacharach, and generations down to this day. His own music isn't heard that often, but on this month's Discoveries we'll listen to three fascinating pieces out of his gargantuan and stylistically surprising catalog. We'll also talk to musicologist Gary Galvan, who will share some of the facets of Cowell's life and music that made him the important figure that he is.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
1:37 pm
Fri August 13, 2010

New York Philharmonic: Family Connections

Maestro Zubin Mehta


Sunday, August 15

3 to 5 pm


PROGRAM:

Paul Hindemith: Violin Concerto

Charles Rex, violin

Zubin Mehta, cond.

Ludwig van Beethoven: Triple Concerto

Leonard Bernstein, piano/conductor

John Corigliano, Sr., violin

Laszlo Varga, cello

John Corigliano, Jr.: Clarinet Concerto

Stanley Drucker, clarinet

Zubin Mehta, cond.

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Hot Tip for The High Brow
11:08 am
Fri August 13, 2010

Hot Tip for the High Brow: Connecting With Your Favorite Artist

Hot Tip for the High Brow: Connecting With Your Favorite Artist

Philadelphia, PA – WRTI's Dave Conant offers advice on ways to get to know your favorite contemporary artist with one-on-one contact.

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Audio Archive
11:05 am
Fri August 13, 2010

Artist Stephen Powers

Artist Stephen Powers

Philadelphia, PA – West Philadelphia native Steve Powers discusses his local mural project, Love Letter.

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Creatively Speaking
11:01 am
Fri August 13, 2010

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma

Legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma reflects on self-discovery and what keeps him enthusiastic.

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News and Views
1:23 pm
Sun August 8, 2010

Witness Intimidation in Philadelphia: City, State, and Federal Lawmakers Strive to Halt the Practice

Witness Intimidation in Philadelphia: City, State, and Federal Lawmakers Strive to Halt the Practice

Philadelphia, PA – As a result of witness intimidation incidents becoming increasingly more frequent, the City of Philadelphia dedicated $200,000 to a new witness-protection program in late June 2010. WRTI's Jim Hilgen takes a look at some of the ways that city, state, and federal lawmakers are planning to combat and tackle the problem.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
4:58 pm
Fri August 6, 2010

New York Philharmonic: Works by Alban Berg and Leos Janacek


Sunday, August 8

3 to 5 pm


Works by Alban Berg and Leos Janacek

Program:

BERG: Lyric Suite

Pierre Boulez, cond.

BERG: Violin Concerto

Pinchas Zukerman, violin

Christoph Eschenbach, cond.

BERG: Wozzeck - Act III

Mack Harrell, baritone

Eileen Farrell, soprano

Dmitri Mitropoulos, cond.

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Classical Stories
2:24 pm
Thu August 5, 2010

<a href=http://www.wrti.org/classicalcountdown.html><h3>Vote for Your Favorite Classical Piece!</h3></a>

WRTI's Labor Day Weekend Classical Countdown is Coming Up...


Who decides what 30 works you'll hear? You!

So vote for your favorite classical piece by August 22nd. And spread the word...

We want to hear what moves, thrills, or inspires you. Is it a Beethoven symphony? A Vivaldi concerto? A Puccini aria? You name it!

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Jazz Stories
3:51 pm
Wed August 4, 2010

A Salute to Satchmo Throughout August


WRTI honors the man who taught the world to swing with special programming, a unique event, on-demand audio, articles, and videos.

"I never tried to prove nothing, just always wanted to give a good show. My life has been my music; it's always come first. But the music ain't worth nothing if you can't lay it on the public. The main thing is to live for that audience, 'cause what you're there for is to please the people." --Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong: The Quintessential Man with the Horn by Bob Perkins

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