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WRTI Spotlight
2:48 pm
Thu November 5, 2009

A Day at The Opera on WRTI


Saturday, November 14

6 am to 6 pm


Join us for 12 hours of operatic delight featuring beloved arias, choruses, and ballet excerpts culminating in an unforgettable broadcast of Turandot at 1 pm. Hosted by WRTI's own Dave Conant, Jill Pasternak, Jack Moore, Jim Cotter, Windsor Johnston, and Susan Lewis, this special day will also showcase some wonderful thank-you gifts, and include some fun surprises...

We guarantee that you'll be saying "BRAVO and BRAVA" throughout the day!

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CD Selections
4:30 pm
Tue November 3, 2009

WRTI's Kile Smith in the News!


Did you know that our very own host Kile Smith is also a celebrated composer?

You probably recognize his mellow, intelligent-sounding voice from Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection, and from his contemporary American music show Now is the Time on WRTI HD-2. When he's not on the radio, he's most likely at home writing music - his first love.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
4:00 pm
Sat October 31, 2009

New York Philharmonic: In Residence at Vail Valley Music Festival


Sunday, November 1

3 to 5 pm


New York Philharmonic

Alan Gilbert, conductor

Program:

MOZART: Symphony No. 41, Jupiter

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7

About the Program

About Alan Gilbert

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Crossover
3:14 pm
Sat October 31, 2009

Concert Pianist Seymour Lipkin

"Schubert...had a way of making us feel that the heavens just opened up and the music poured out." --Seymour Lipkin

Join Jill Pasternak when she interviews Seymour Lipkin - esteemed concert pianist, and dedicated faculty member at Curtis and Juilliard.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:11 pm
Sat October 31, 2009

Honoring Count Basie on WRTI: November 2nd to 8th


Join us during jazz hours as we bring you a swingin' tribute to the iconic bandleader, pianist, and composer.

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Creatively Speaking
2:30 pm
Sat October 24, 2009

Iraq's Ancient Past at the Penn Museum--Italian Conductor Daniele Gatti--Arshile Gorky at PMA

Lyre with Bearded Bull's Head and Inlaid Panel, Royal Cemetery, Ur, Iraq, Early Dynastic III, 2550-2450 BCE, Wood, lapis lazuli, gold, silver, shell, bitumen, H. 35.6 cm. Penn Museum Object B17694.

Jim Cotter speaks with Richard Zettler, the co-curator of Iraq's Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur's Royal Cemetery, a new exhibition opening on October 25th at the Penn Museum.

David Patrick Sterns profiles the controversial Italian conductor Daniele Gatti. He leads the Philadelphia Orchestra in a series of concerts this week.

Susan Lewis explores the Philadelphia Museum of Art's new retrospective on 20th-century American artist Arshile Gorky, whose work was a bridge between surrealism and abstract expressionism.

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Crossover
11:11 am
Sat October 24, 2009

Wind Quintet Imani Winds

Imani Winds is a wind quintet and much more. Since 1997, the Grammy-nominated ensemble has taken a unique path, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, and genre-blurring collaborations. The ensemble brings color, vivacity and intimacy to every concert with a vastly expanding classical repertoire. African, Asian and Middle Eastern cultures all take shape, as the quintet pushes the boundaries of classical music to fuse jazz with mixed media.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
9:58 am
Thu October 22, 2009

New York Philharmonic: Emanuel Ax Plays Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto

Pianist Emanuel Ax


Sunday, October 25

3 to 5 pm


New York Philharmonic

Alan Gilbert, conductor

Emanuel Ax, pianist

Program:

Magnus Lindberg: EXPO (New York Philharmonic Commission)

Charles Ives: Symphony No. 2

Charles Ives: The Unanswered Question

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4

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About the Program

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WRTI Spotlight
2:05 pm
Sun October 18, 2009

Goblins and Ghouls on WRTI: October 30th and 31st


Hauntingly beautiful music will set the mood for Halloween. Tune in on Friday, October 30th between 6 am and 6 pm, and October 31st between 6:30 and 11 am when WRTI brings you works with a frightful touch, including Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain, Danse Macabre by Saint-Saens, and arias from Gounod's Faust.

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Crossover
11:45 am
Sat October 17, 2009

Pianist Andre Watts

Jill speaks with the legendary Andre Watts, who will be in recital at the Kimmel Center on November 1st performing works by Schubert and Liszt. The acclaimed pianist burst upon the music world back in 1963 at age 16, when Leonard Bernstein chose him to make his debut with the New York Philharmonic in its Young People's Concert, broadcast nationwide on CBS-TV. Only two weeks later, Bernstein asked him to substitute at the last minute for an ailing Glenn Gould to perform music by Franz Liszt with the Philharmonic, thus launching Watts' career in storybook fashion.

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