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Kile Smith, host
Contemporary means "with the times." Contemporary means "now." And Now is the Time to take a listen and explore the music of today's American composers. You'll hear music from Philadelphia and all across the country - by composers who are grabbing audiences with works of beauty and emotion. Join host Kile Smith every Sunday night for all types...and all styles...of contemporary American classical music.
The virtuosi of Canadian Brass has made the brass quintet an exciting vehicle for serious concert music. The quintet has a long history of recording classical repertoire. They have a special affinity for Baroque music, which requires the musical structure that has become the Canadian Brass' trademark.
Are you curious about the legendary "BP with the GM" who keeps you company throughout the week? Read all about the life and times of our beloved Mr. Perkins in a very interesting article on the popular jazz website All About Jazz.
Jim Cotter speaks with Dirk Brosse, the newly appointed music director of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.
Susan Lewis visits Friend or Faux, an exhibiton at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia exploring the value of copies and forgeries.
Downtown Manhattan composer Julia Wolfe has released an outlandish new album and has a major new work premiering this Saturday at Carnegie Hall. David Patrick Stearns finds out how a girl from Montgomeryville got from here to there.
Two pivotal figures in history - British naturalist Charles Darwin, and American President Abraham Lincoln - were born an ocean apart, on the same day in February, 1809. Each led movements that changed the way we think about human beings. WRTI's Susan Lewis talks to historian David Contosta, author of Rebel Giants, about their different lives and the things they had in common.
Join Bob Perkins on Wednesday, November 25th at 6 pm as he kicks off the holiday with your favorite jazz classics; BP will keep you company as you stuff that turkey! These "oldies but goodies" will continue through Thanksgiving Day to add the right degree of warmth and coziness to your holiday gathering. Celebrate the holiday with WRTI as we give thanks for the artists who have made jazz into such an incredible art form.
The Biava Quartet, including violinists Austin Hartman and Hyunsu Ko, violist Mary Persin, and cellist Gwendolyn Krosnick will perform works by Brahms at Rittenhouse Square's Church of the Holy Trinity on November 14th at 8 pm.
As part of WRTI's "A Day at The Opera," Jim Cotter speaks with Opera Company of Philadelphia Artistic Director Robert Driver about National Opera Week. It celebrates the vitality of the art form as a contemporary cultural expression.
Susan Lewis looks ahead to Saturday's Philadelphia Brahms Festival - three concerts in one day by young musicians from the Astral Artists roster.