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WRTI Spotlight
9:53 am
Mon May 31, 2010

Robert Schumann Bicentennial Celebration: Tuesday, June 8



German Romantic composer and influential music critic Robert Schumann was born 200 years ago, on June 8, 1810. We'll celebrate his bicentennial birthday with a day devoted to some of his best-loved symphonic, piano, and chamber music, plus some of his less-frequently heard compositions.

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Crossover
10:53 am
Sat May 29, 2010

Electrotango Band Tanghetto

The electrotango band Tanghetto, based in Argentina, will perform at Skybox in Fishtown on May 29, 2010 as part of the Philadelphia International Tango Festival.

Fusing the sounds of original tango instrumentation and electronic music, the Buenos Aires-based "electrotango" band Tanghetto is featured this week on Crossover. Formed in 2001 by producer and composer/songwriter Max Masri and composer/arranger and instrumentalist Diego S. Velazquez, the band's lineup includes bandoneon, violoncello, acoustic piano, acoustic and electric guitar, electronic and acoustic drums, samplers, and synthesizers.

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Creatively Speaking
9:02 am
Sat May 29, 2010

PA Horticultural Soc.'s Jane Pepper--Pianist Di Wu--The Lenape Nation of PA--Philadelphia on Stone

Pianist Di Wu

Jim Cotter speaks with Jane Pepper who retires in May, 2010 after almost 30 years as President of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

David Patrick Stearns profiles Di Wu. The Curtis-trained pianist is one of classical music's most talked-about rising stars.

Susan Lewis considers the Penn Museum exhibition Fulfilling a Prophecy: The Past and Present of the Lenape in PA.

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Jazz Stories
11:44 am
Mon May 24, 2010

Remembering Hank Jones: A Tribute by Bob Perkins


BP reflects on the master pianist's impact on the jazz world.

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WRTI Spotlight
3:51 pm
Sat May 22, 2010

American Music on Memorial Day Weekend


"Great Singers and Big Swingers" Through Memorial Day Weekend

You'll be swinging all weekend long during jazz hours with your favorite classic big bands and vocalists, plus some of the contemporary big bands and jazz orchestras that have recently been on our Jazz Hot 11 Countdown.

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Crossover
1:50 pm
Sat May 22, 2010

Classical Guitarist David Russell

Grammy award-winning classical guitarist David Russell is Jill's guest this week on Crossover. Born in Scotland, Russell grew up in Minorca, Spain where his love of classical guitar bloomed. Since then, he's recorded 25 albums and has won kudos throughout the world for his inspired artistry. His latest CD is Sonidos Latinos, and features guitar music from Latin America.

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Creatively Speaking
1:03 pm
Sat May 22, 2010

Composer Maurice Wright--Lyric Fest's UNPLUG!--FREIND OR FAUX at the Rosenbach Museum and Library

The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns profiles Philadelphia-based composer Maurice Wright.

We drop in on rehearsals for Unplug!, a theatrical, interactive live sound and song journey through Philadelphia by Lyric Fest.

Susan Lewis visits Friend or Faux, an exhibition at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia exploring the value of copies and forgeries.

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WRTI Spotlight
2:28 pm
Fri May 21, 2010

The Spring Member Drive is Over: Thank You for Supporting the Music!


More than 2,588 members turned their passion into pledges during the Spring Membership Drive, contributing $243,984 to keep classical music and jazz alive on WRTI. The Drive was a success because of each and every person who decided to stand up for the music. Thank you to everyone who pledged!

If you missed your chance to make a contribution, it's not too late. Pledge now and we'll still say thank you with one of our fabulous Spring Membership Drive gifts.

Thank you again for making WRTI's Spring Drive a success!

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
1:22 pm
Mon May 17, 2010

New York Philharmonic: The Russian Stravinsky - Gergiev and Petrushka

Valery Gergiev


Sunday, May 23

3 to 5 pm

New York Philharmonic

Valery Gergiev: Conductor

Denis Matsuev: Piano

PROGRAM:

Stravinsky: Symphony in C

Stravinsky: Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra

Stravinsky: Petrushka (1911 original version)

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Creatively Speaking
4:22 pm
Sat May 15, 2010

German Soc. of PA Concert Featuring Amer. Virtuosi--Bach's Brandenburg Concertos--Arts and Aging

The American Virtuosi

We pay a visit to the German Society of Pennsylvania. The American Virtuosi plays music by Bach, Chopin, and Tchaikovsky in the final concert in the society's concert season.

Susan Lewis considers Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, as Tempesta di Mare, the Philadelphia-based baroque orchestra, gets set to wrap up its season-long cycle of the works.

And as part of National Older Americans Month, we explore arts and aging.

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