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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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Classical Stories
1:10 pm
Sun August 1, 2010

Los Angeles Opera's Ring Cycle on WRTI


Join us on Saturday afternoons in August for complete performances of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen. Upcoming broadcasts of LA Opera's "Ring Cycle" from the 2009/2010 season, conducted by James Conlon, are scheduled on:

August 21: Gotterdammerung at 12 noon

Watch and Listen: Videos from LA Opera's "Ring Cycle"

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Jazz Stories
4:37 pm
Sat July 31, 2010

Louis Armstrong: The Quintessential Man with the Horn


by Bob Perkins

Louis Armstrong was to jazz what Einstein was to physics, King to Civil Rights, Shakespeare to comedy and tragedy, and Oprah to televised entertainment. He taught the trumpet to do things the instrument didn't know it was capable of doing, and he could turn a song upside down with that deep, gravelly voice; Armstrong's contributions to the advancement of jazz as an art form are inestimable. All this, accomplished by a man who was born into abject poverty at Liberty and Perdido streets in New Orleans' Third Ward - better known as "Storyville."

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Creatively Speaking
12:16 pm
Sat July 31, 2010

Phila. Orchestra's Finances--LATE RENOIR at PMA--PHILADELPHIA ON STONE at Library Company of Phila.

Jim Cotter discusses the Philadelphia Orchestra's finances with CEO Alison Vulgamore and CFO Mario Mestichelli.

Susan Lewis explores the Philadelphia Museum of Art's summer show that examines the late works of Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

Tom Keels takes us to Philadelphia on Stone, an exhibition at the Library Company of Philadelphia exploring how local lithographers have depicted their city from the 1800s to the present day.

More Information:

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
10:00 am
Sat July 31, 2010

New York Philharmonic: Sixty Years of Premieres


PROGRAM:

Samuel Barber: Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance

Dmitri Mitropoulos, cond.

Lukas Foss: Introductions and Goodbyes

Leonard Bernstein, cond.

William Schuman: In Praise of Shahn

Leonard Bernstein, cond.

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in d minor

Erica Morini, violin

Igor Stravinsky, cond.

New York Philharmonic Website

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Contests
3:58 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

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WRTI Spotlight
12:33 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

<a><h3>Vote for Your Favorite Classical Work!</h3></a>

Starting tomorrow, vote for your favorite classical work. We'll tally your votes and the top 30 will be presented in our first-ever Labor Day Weekend Classical Countdown.

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

Remember: voting starts - right here - on July 31st. Spread the word...

Voting starts July 31st.

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News and Views
8:59 am
Tue July 27, 2010

Military Outreach Facility in Northeast Philadelphia: A New Recruitment Method Coming To An End

Military Outreach Facility in Northeast Philadelphia: A New Recruitment Method Coming To An End

Philadelphia, PA – A controversial "Army Experience Center" in a Northeast Philadelphia shopping mall will soon close its doors after a two-year pilot program. WRTI's Windsor Johnston reports on the multi-million dollar facility, which has declared its military outreach efforts "a mission accomplished."

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