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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
3:45 pm
Sat September 5, 2009

Works by Romeo Cascarino and Maurice Wright

Maurice Wright has been Professor of Composition at Temple University for more than 20 years, and has many commissions, recordings, and national awards to his name.

Works by Romeo Cascarino and Maurice Wright

On this episode, we start off our 8th season on WRTI by listening to three works by two composers with Philadelphia connections.

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Creatively Speaking
11:20 am
Sat September 5, 2009

Timothy Rub of the PMA--The Ephrata Cloisters--Philadelphia Zoo 150th year

Timothy Rub, new director and CEO of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

 

 

WRTI Spotlight
9:06 am
Wed September 2, 2009

Riverwalk Jazz: A Night at Nick's - Hot Jazz in the Big Apple


Sunday, September 6

6 to 7 pm


The Jim Cullum Jazz Band takes you back in time to the legendary jazz nightclub, Nick's Steak House in Greenwich Village. For more than three decades, from the 30's to the 60's, veteran jazzmen such as Bobby Hackett, Eddie Condon, Mugsy Spanier and Pee Wee Russell played, and crowds gathered at "the place" in downtown Manhattan to hear classic hot, improvised jazz.

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Crossover
1:14 pm
Mon August 31, 2009

Banjo Virtuoso Michael Miles

Michael J. Miles, banjo virtuoso

Throughout his career, banjoist Michael Miles has used a combination of musical and theatrical performance, education, and composition to change the way the banjo is viewed, and to explore the cultural and political boundaries of American music. His groundbreaking work has put him in a category all his own.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
12:49 pm
Mon August 31, 2009

New York Philharmonic: Premieres from the Archives

?Music is everything that one listens to with the intention of listening to music.? --Luciano Berio, composer


Sunday, September 5

3 to 5 pm


Program:

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 2

Luciano Berio: Sinfonia

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Symphony No. 3

This broadcast includes recordings from the New York Philharmonic's archives, and an interview with the composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.

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WRTI Spotlight
2:02 pm
Fri August 28, 2009

Celebrate Johann Pachelbel's Birthday


Tuesday, September 1

6 am to 6 pm

Tune in to hear Pachelbel's famous Canon in D, with the Gigue that he wrote to be paired with it, along with some of his works for organ.

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Creatively Speaking
12:04 pm
Thu August 27, 2009

PMA Modern Art--Music & Reading Terminal Market--Simeone Found. Museum--Free Library of Phila.

Golden Fall, 1940
Joseph Stella, American (born Italy)
The C.K. Williams, II Collection

Jim Cotter takes a walk through Adventures in Modern Art: The Charles K. Williams II Collection, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and speaks with its organizer Innis Shoemaker.

David Patrick Stearns profiles the very talented pianists who perform daily at Philadelphia's Reading Terminal Market.

Jason Peifer takes us to the Simeone Foundation Museum, home to a world-class collection of historic sports and race cars.

Susan Lewis looks at the history and evolution of the Free Library of Philadelphia.

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Crossover
9:16 am
Thu August 27, 2009

Conductor and Pianist Christoph Eschenbach

Maestro Christoph Eschenbach

The Philadelphia Orchestra's seventh music director spoke with Jill Pasternak in 2008 as he prepared for his final Philadelphia appearance with the orchestra as its Maestro. In this fascinating interview he reflects on his time here, and shares some very revealing anecdotes about his interesting life--including the story of his youth in Germany.

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Creatively Speaking
10:13 am
Sat August 22, 2009

The Amish Cindy Woodsmall--SPECTACLES AND SKYSCRAPERS at the PMA--Fulton Opera House

Jim Cotter speaks with author Cindy Woodsmall, a preeminent writer of Amish fiction - one of the fastest growing literary genres.

Jason Peifer explores the rich history of the Fulton Opera House in Lancaster, Pennsylvania - the nation's oldest continuously operating theater.

Susan Lewis looks at skyscrapers and spectacles - the subjects of two summertime exhibitions drawn from the Philadelphia Museum of Art's collection of prints, photography, and works on paper.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
1:42 pm
Wed August 19, 2009

New York Philharmonic: Britten with Artist-in-Residence Thomas Hampson

Baritone Thomas Hampson


Sunday, August 23

3 to 5 pm


The Philharmonic and Vocal Music

With Artist in Residence Thomas Hampson

BRITTEN: War Requiem

This broadcast comprises recordings from the New York Philharmonic's archives and interviews with Kurt Masur and Artist-in-Residence Thomas Hampson.

Conductors: Kurt Masur and Samuel Wong

Soloists: Carol Vaness, Jerry Hadley, Thomas Hampson

Featuring Westminster Choir and American Boychoir

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