Sunday Afternoon Concert
1:47 pm
Fri October 16, 2009

New York Philhamonic: Alan Gilbert Conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 3

Mezzo Soprano Petra Lang

Sunday, October 18

3 to 5 pm

New York Philharmonic

MAHLER: Symphony No. 3

Featuring: Mezzo-Soprano Petra Lang

Women of the Westminster Symphonic Choir

The American Boychoir

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About the Program

About Maestro Gilbert

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News and Views
10:10 am
Fri October 16, 2009

Cell Phone Ban on Non-Motorists in Philadelphia

Cell Phone Ban on Non-Motorists in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – Starting on November 1st in Philadelphia, if you are skateboarding, biking, or doing some inline skating, you'd better put away your cell phone or use a hands-free device. WRTI's Windsor Johnston hit the streets to find out how Philadelphians are reacting to one of the most far-reaching bans on non-motorists in the nation.

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11:26 am
Mon October 12, 2009

The Kimmel's Jazz Up Close Series on WRTI: Billie Holiday and <i>Strange Fruit</i>

A Celebration of Billie Holiday

Featuring Danilo Perez and Lizz Wright

Sunday, October 18

6 to 7 pm

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Creatively Speaking
9:08 am
Wed October 7, 2009

The Art of Jun Kaneko--Composer Michael Hersch--EVERYTHING BUT THE COFFEE Author Bryant Simon

Jun Kaneko designs the fabrics for costumes worn in Opera Company of Philadelphia's production of Madama Butterfly.

Susan Lewis considers the art of Jun Kaneko, whose costumes and sets are featured in Madama Butterfly, the Opera Company of Philadelphia's latest production. Kaneko's sculptures are on view in four different venues around the city.

David Patrick Stearns speaks with Michael Hersch. The Philadelphia-based composer has a world-premiere performance of an evening-length work for French horn and cello coming up, and a CD of his cello sonatas being released soon.

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2:43 pm
Tue October 6, 2009

Pianist Yuja Wang

Photo Credit: Felix Broede, Deutsche Grammophon

Jill interviews one of today's most talked-about young pianists, 22-year-old Yuja Wang. A 2008 Curtis graduate of Chinese origin, Ms. Wang was recently named Gramophone Magazine's Young Artist of the Year for 2009.

She'll perform with The Philadelphia Orchestra led by Charles Dutoit on October 8th, 9th, and 10th at Verizon Hall. The following week, on October 13th, she'll make her orchestral debut with The Philadelphians at Carnegie Hall. At both venues she'll play Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16.

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News and Views
10:14 am
Mon October 5, 2009

License Plates and the First Amendment: Is a license plate like a bumper sticker?

License Plates and the First Amendment

Philadelphia, PA – Meridee Duddleston takes a look at this question in the context of the controversial "Choose Life" license plates. The plates are the focus of a First Amendment lawsuit awaiting a decision in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
2:33 pm
Sun October 4, 2009

New York Philharmonic: Historic Recordings of Works by Stravinsky, Bernstein, and Copland


Igor Stravinsky: Scenes de Ballet

Leonard Bernstein: The Dybbuk Suite No. 2

Aaron Copland: The Tender Land

New York Philharmonic Website

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
4:07 pm
Sat October 3, 2009

Influential American Composers Victor Herbert and George Whitefield Chadwick

Works by Victor Herbert (1859-1924) and George Whitefield Chadwick (1854-1931)

Two composers lose parents early on. One receives his musical education on another continent with the blessing of a supportive grandfather, and the other begins to eke out a living in music after his stepfather refuses to help. They soon become two of the most important and influential American musicians of their generation.

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WRTI Spotlight
3:15 pm
Thu October 1, 2009

WRTI Announces New Frequency in Chester County

For listeners in Coatesville, West Chester, Thorndale, Downingtown, Kennett Square, and almost all of western Chester County, there's reason to celebrate. A new WRTI frequency is now up and running. It's WRTJ, and can be found at 89.3 on the FM dial.

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1:22 pm
Thu October 1, 2009

Pianist Dan Franklin Smith

Join Jill when she speaks with Dan Franklin Smith about his upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall. Presented by Elysium - Between Two Continents, the program focuses on musical and literary works written by artists under the Nazi regime, performed by Franklin Smith, Gregorij H. von Leitis, and Jeannie Im.

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