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


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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3:58 pm
Thu July 29, 2010


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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3:58 pm
Sat July 24, 2010

A Tribute To Our Planet

Jill Pasternak interviews harpist Yolanda Kondonassis and composer George Fenton, who are as passionate about the environment as they are about their music.

Yolanda Kondonassis, harpist / George Fenton, composer

Grammy-nominated harpist Yolanda Kondonassis has authored Our House Is Round, a book that teaches children about the importance of protecting the Earth. She's also donating a portion of the proceeds from her album Air to the Environmental Defense Fund.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
9:33 am
Thu July 22, 2010

Symphony in C on WRTI

Sunday, July 24

3 to 5 pm

Works by Robert Schumann and Anton Bruckner

Conductor: Rossen Milanov


SCHUMANN: Konzertstuck for Four Horns and Orchestra in F major

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7 in E major

Symphony in C website

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Hot Tip for The High Brow
1:46 pm
Mon July 19, 2010

Hot Tip for the High Brow: Visiting Religious Landmarks

Hot Tip for the High Brow: Visiting Religious Landmarks

Philadelphia, PA – WRTI's Dave Conant offers his advice on exploring our region's sacred spaces.

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