Music Features
10:34 am
Thu June 10, 2010

Opera Company of Phila.'s ORPHEE ET EURYDICE--LATE RENOIR at PMA--Piano Sensation Haochen Zhang

Pianist Haochen Zhang

Jim Cotter speaks with Opera Company of Philadelphia Artistic Director Robert Driver about the company's 2010 season finale - a company premiere of Gluck's rarely performed Orphee et Eurydice.

Susan Lewis explores Late Renoir, a new exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art featuring works from the final decades of the artist's life.

David Patrick Stearns profiles 20-year-old pianist Haochen Zhang. A 2009 gold-medal winner of the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, he opens the Mann Center season on June 15, 2010.

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News and Views
10:07 am
Mon June 7, 2010

Art In The Open: A New 'Plein Air' Festival on the Banks of The Schuylkill River

Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
4:50 pm
Sat June 5, 2010

The Astonishing Life and Music of Paul Kletzki

Composer and conductor Paul Kletzki

Paul Kletzki's life was filled with astonishing highs and lows, and was changed forever by events in Nazi Germany and the aftermath of the Holocaust.

This month we take a look at the music of Paul Kletzki. Not his conducting - for which he is known by cognoscenti the world over - but his composing.

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Creatively Speaking
4:24 pm
Sat June 5, 2010

Violinist Arabella Steinbacher--ART IN THE OPEN along the Schuylkill--James Hilty's TEMPLE UNIV. 125

Violinist Arabella Steinbacher

Jim Cotter speaks with violinist Arabella Steinbacher. Having previously performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra at Saratoga and on its recent tour of Asia, she makes her Kimmel Center debut on June 4, 2010.

Susan Lewis considers Art in the Open Philadelphia, a new outdoor art festival set to open on the banks of the Schuylkill River in Center City, Philadelphia.

And we speak with James W. Hilty, author of Temple University, 125 Years of Service to Philadelphia, the Nation, and the World.

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3:56 pm
Sat June 5, 2010

Pianist Louis Lortie

French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie has attracted critical acclaim throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States, and has been praised for the fresh perspective and individuality he brings to a broad spectrum of the keyboard canon. He studied in Montreal with Yvonne Hubert (a pupil of French pianist, Alfred Cortot), in Vienna with Beethoven specialist Dieter Weber, and subsequently with Schnabel disciple Leon Fleisher, among others. Mr.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:44 pm
Fri June 4, 2010

Make a <i>Sound</i> Investment - Before June 30

We're So Close To Reaching Our Fiscal Year Goal...

With contributions from listeners like you - before June 30th - we'll raise the additional $150,000 needed to end the year successfully. Listeners provide the largest source of WRTI's funding. And the music comes your way because of the actions of one listener at a time. Thank you so much, if you've contributed recently. But if you haven't, please do your part by calling 1-866-809-9784, or contribute online.

It will only take a minute or two, but will have a long-lasting impact!

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
9:27 am
Fri June 4, 2010

New York Philharmonic: The Russian Stravinsky III - Gergiev, Violin Concerto & Oedipus Rex

Leonidas Kavakos, violinist

Sunday, June 6

3 to 5 pm

New York Philharmonic: The Russian Stravinsky III - Gergiev, Violin Concerto & Oedipus Rex

Valery Gergiev: Conductor

Leonidas Kavakos: Violin

Jeremy Irons: Narrator



Stravinsky: Le roi des etoiles

Stravinsky: Violin Concerto

Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex

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Classical Stories
1:48 pm
Thu June 3, 2010

The Philadelphia Orchestra Appoints New Music Director

Yannick N?zet-S?guin has been selected as new music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Photo by Marco Borggreve

By Jim Cotter and Susan Lewis

After a three-and-a-half-year search, the Philadelphia Orchestra has a new artistic leader. The orchestra has tapped 35-year-old French Canadian Yannick Nezet-Seguin, current music director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic, principal guest conductor of the London Philharmonic, and principal conductor of the Metropolitan Orchestra of Montreal since 2000. Nezet-Seguin conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2008 and 2009. When he spoke to WRTI late last year, he was enthusiastic about his early experiences with the ensemble.

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News and Views
9:48 am
Tue June 1, 2010

In Our Youth-Oriented Culture, Who is Most Satisfied with Life?

In Our Youth-Oriented Culture, Who is Most Satisfied with Life?

Philadelphia, PA –
Research on how adults between ages 18 to 85 rate their satisfaction with life and day-to-day moods yields a few surprises. WRTI's Meridee Duddleston highlights the thrust of a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It's an age-related snapshot of psychological well-being in the United States.

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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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