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WRTI Spotlight
12:26 pm
Mon January 11, 2010

Riverwalk Jazz in January

Music from the film Stormy Weather will be featured in the January 31 edition of Riverwalk Jazz.


Tune in every Sunday night at 6 pm for Riverwalk Jazz. Recorded live at the Landing Jazz Club in San Antonio, Texas, the popular program celebrates the lives and music of America's top jazz musicians, past and present. Each week, the Jim Cullum Jazz Band salutes these jazz pioneers in live performances, and with fascinating stories that celebrate important moments in the history of jazz.


Coming up... January 24: Sidney Bechet - Jazz Immortal. January 31: Jazz Goes to the Movies - A Look at Jazz & Jazz Musicians in Film.

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CD Selections
2:26 pm
Sun January 10, 2010

Yes, That's Alec Baldwin on WRTI!


The 30 Rock Actor Has a New Gig with the New York Philharmonic

Have you noticed anything slightly unusual when listening to WRTI's Sunday Afternoon Concert broadcasts of the New York Philharmonic? A familiar voice, perhaps? But not one you'd associate with Mendelssohn or Mahler or Mozart? Yes, that's the Emmy Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin you're hearing - he's now the official announcer of the New York Philharmonic's weekly radio broadcasts.

New York Magazine recently covered the breaking-news story. Read more...

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Creatively Speaking
1:12 pm
Sat January 9, 2010

Jennifer Higdon on the Beatles--FRIEND OR FAUX at the Rosenbach Museum--The Impact of Starbucks

We listen back as David Patrick Stearns explores the digitally remastered CD of the Beatles' Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with composer Jennifer Higdon. Higdon cites the Beatles as a major influence on her work.

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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Sunday Afternoon Concert
12:51 pm
Sat January 9, 2010

New York Philharmonic: Summertime Classics in Wintertime


Sunday, January 10

3 to 5 pm

New York Philharmonic

Bramwell Tovey, conductor

Marc-Andre Hamelin, pianist

PROGRAM:

Gershwin: Strike Up the Band

Gershwin: Variations on "I Got Rhythm"

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite

Sousa: Hands Across the Sea March

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News and Views
10:19 am
Sat January 9, 2010

Get Healthy and STAY Healthy in 2010

Get Healthy and STAY Healthy in 2010

Philadelphia, PA – An estimated 100 million Americans will try to lose weight this year. Recent surveys show more than 75 percent of those who pledge to lose weight will not make it three months into their weight-loss resolutions. A third will not last even 30 days. On this week's News and Views, WRTI's Windsor Johnston seeks advice from Fitness Expert Denise Austin and others on how to get healthy and STAY healthy in 2010.

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Crossover
10:36 am
Thu January 7, 2010

Pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin

Pianist and composer Marc-Andre Hamelin will perform at the Kimmel Center on January 13th.

Join Jill Pasternak for a conversation with the piano virtuoso Marc-Andre Hamelin. A startlingly original blend of virtuosity and power has earned this Canadian artist legendary status. Long known for his matchless exploration of unfamiliar piano terrain, Hamelin is now universally recognized for the depth and originality of his interpretations of Classical and Romantic repertoire. He'll appear at the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater on January 13th at 8 pm, playing works by Liszt, Berg, and Deussy, and his own compositions.

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Crossover
4:45 pm
Sat January 2, 2010

Vocalist Max Raabe

Join Jill Pasternak when she speaks with German vocalist Max Raabe, leader of the 12-piece Palast Orchester. Raabe and his orchestra specialize in recreating the sound of German dance and film music of the 1920s and 1930s, especially by performing songs of the Comedian Harmonists. The ensemble has achieved international success for original arrangements of music from the Golden Age of film and dance, including works by Gershwin, Porter, and Berlin, delivered with amusing nostalgia.

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Classical Stories
10:01 am
Sat January 2, 2010

American Music Monarch Leonard Bernstein on WRTI

Leonard Bernstein, 1944


Concerts from the Library of Congress

Sunday, January 10

5 to 6 pm


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Sunday Afternoon Concert
2:56 pm
Tue December 29, 2009

New York Philharmonic: Dohnanyi, Dicterow, Phelps & Mozart's Sinfonia concertante

Maestro Christoph von Dohnanyi


Sunday, January 3

3 to 5 pm

New York Philharmonic

Christoph von Dohnanyi, Conductor

Glenn Dicterow, Violin

Cynthia Phelps, Viola

PROGRAM:

MOZART: Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4

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About the program

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Creatively Speaking
11:47 am
Tue December 29, 2009

Philly's 'Perfect Square'--Secret Lenape Ancestry--Skin & Bones--Mischianza

Jim Cotter speaks with Nancy M. Heinzen about her recently published history of Rittenhouse Square, The Perfect Square.

Susan Lewis takes us to Penn Museum's exhibition about generations of Pennsylvanians who kept their Lenape identity secret for two centuries.

Jason Peifer delves into the history of tattoos and body art with a visit to an exhibition at the Independence Seaport Museum.

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