"Great Singers and Big Swingers" Through Memorial Day Weekend
You'll be swinging all weekend long during jazz hours with your favorite classic big bands and vocalists, plus some of the contemporary big bands and jazz orchestras that have recently been on our Jazz Hot 11 Countdown.
Grammy award-winning classical guitarist David Russell is Jill's guest this week on Crossover. Born in Scotland, Russell grew up in Minorca, Spain where his love of classical guitar bloomed. Since then, he's recorded 25 albums and has won kudos throughout the world for his inspired artistry. His latest CD is Sonidos Latinos, and features guitar music from Latin America.
More than 2,588 members turned their passion into pledges during the Spring Membership Drive, contributing $243,984 to keep classical music and jazz alive on WRTI. The Drive was a success because of each and every person who decided to stand up for the music. Thank you to everyone who pledged!
If you missed your chance to make a contribution, it's not too late. Pledge now and we'll still say thank you with one of our fabulous Spring Membership Drive gifts.
Thank you again for making WRTI's Spring Drive a success!
Join Jill Pasternak for a retrospective and tribute to the great American tenor Mario Lanza. We'll hear an interview with Lanza's daughter Ellisa Lanza-Bregman, and his biographer Derek Mannering - plus, recordings from live performances at the Hollywood Bowl and Lanza's radio show.
Shanghai, China May 6 (WRTI) – The Philadelphia Orchestra performance in front of several thousand people from around the world at the World Expo is a great opportunity says Orchestra President Allison Vulgamore. Pianist Stewart Goodyear looks forward to playing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, a piece he believes to be timeless.
AVA will close its landmark 75th Anniversary season with La boheme. The opera's depiction of life among starving artists in 19th century Paris is an ideal choice for AVA's young cast members, who are able to identify with the characters as they pursue their own artistic goals. Music Director Christofer Macatsoris conducts the AVA Opera Orchestra.