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.
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.
"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.
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.
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!