3:30 pm
Tue June 30, 2009

Concert Review: Philadelphia Orchestra and Curtis Students at Mann Center Play All-Beethoven Program

The mega-talented violinist and Astral artist Benjamin Beilman was one of the soloists from Curtis debuting with The Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Center on June 29th.

Lesley Valdes, WRTI's critic-at-large, reviews The Philadelphia Orchestra's June 29th all-Beethoven performance at the Mann Center, featuring violinist Benjamin Beilman and pianist Kyu Yeon Kim - Curtis students making their Orchestra debuts. Four more students and graduates from Curtis will debut with the Philadelphians at the Mann on June 30th and July 1st. The summer series of Philadelphia Orchestra concerts at the Mann includes performances on July 21st, 23rd, 24th, 28th, 29th, and 30th

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9:20 am
Tue June 30, 2009

July 4th Pops Celebration: Keith Lockhart and Erich Kunzel

Erich Kunzel at a Cincinnati Pops performance

Jill Pasternak interviews Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops, and Erich Kunzel, conductor of the Cincinnati Pops, in this special July 4th edition of Crossover.

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Keith Lockhart's Website

Erich Kunzel's Website

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WRTI Spotlight
3:23 pm
Mon June 29, 2009

Musical Fireworks on July 4th Weekend

All-American Weekend During Classical Music Hours

Great Singers and Big Swingers Weekend During Jazz Hours

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3:00 pm
Sat June 27, 2009

Classical Guitarist Sharon Isbin

Grammy Award-winning classical guitarist Sharon Isbin is Jill's guest this week. Her new CD - Journey to the New World - takes you from the Renaissance to the world of Bluegrass music, and features guest performers including singer Joan Baez and fiddler Mark O'Connor in the world premiere of his folk-inspired suite for violin and guitar.

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Creatively Speaking
10:07 am
Wed June 24, 2009

Curtis with the Phila. Orch.--Skyscapers Spectacles--Ephrata Cloister--Patrick Dougherty's Sculpture

Jim Cotter speaks with artist Patrick Dougherty about his unique creation at the Morris Arboretum

David Patrick Stearns speaks with Curtis Institute of Music students making debuts as concerto soloists with The Philadelphia Orchestra this summer.

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.

Jason Peifer visits the Ephrata Cloister in Lancaster County, one of America's earliest religious communities and a National Historic Landmark.

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9:07 am
Mon June 22, 2009

Concert Review: The Philadelphia Orchestra and The Philadelphia Singers Perform Berlioz

Maestro Charles Dutoit

Lesley Valdes, WRTI's critic-at-large, reviews The Philadelphia Orchestra's June 18th performance of Berlioz's Requiem, with The Philadelphia Singers and tenor Paul Grove.

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Charles Dutoit, conductor

The Philadelphia Singers

David Hayes, choral director

Paul Grove, tenor soloist

Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center

June 18, 19, 21

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Creatively Speaking
9:33 am
Thu June 18, 2009

Painter Elizabeth Osbourne--A Visit to Winterthur Museum--Hidden City Philadelphia Arts Festival

Elizabeth Osborne
Blaze III, 2004
Oil on canvas; 60 x 60 in.
Courtesy of Locks Gallery, Philadelphia

Jim Cotter speaks with Elizabeth Osborne. The veteran painter is the subject of The Color of Light, a new exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Susan Lewis visits the Brandywine Valley's Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, the former home of collector and horticulturalist Henry Francis DuPont.

And Jason Peifer visits the Hidden City Philadelphia Arts Festival. The month-long event brings performing and visual art to historic architectural gems in the Philadelphia area.

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WRTI Spotlight
1:09 pm
Wed June 17, 2009

Met Opera Nat'l Council Auditions Final Concert on WRTI: Sunday, June 28

Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor from Durham, North Carolina, was one of the finalists in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions final concert.

Hear the "Creme de la Creme" of North America's young opera singers compete in the final concert that ends the long, competitive journey to the fabled Metropolitan Opera stage in New York City.

Eight finalists, between the ages of 20 and 30 years old, were selected from nearly 1,800 singers who participated in the auditions. They competed in The Grand Finals Concert last February at Lincoln Center. WRTI presents a recording of the concert on Sunday, June 28th from 3 to 5 pm.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
9:28 am
Tue June 16, 2009

Symphony in C on WRTI: Pianist Alessio Bax Plays Dvorak

Pianist Alessio Bax plays Dvorak in this week's Sunday Afternoon Concert featuring Symphony in C.

Conducted by Maestro Rossen Milanov, Symphony in C is one of three professional training orchestras in the United States preparing musicians and conductors who are on the cusp of world-class careers.

Sunday, June 21

3 to 5 pm


Smetana: "Sarka" from Ma Vlast

Dvorak: Piano Concerto (Alessio Bax, piano)

Brahms: Symphony No. 2

Watch and Listen: The talented young pianist Alessio Bax plays Brahms' Cziffra Hungarian Dance No. 5

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3:56 pm
Mon June 15, 2009

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine

Join Jill Pasternak when she interviews the multi-dimensional violinist Rachel Barton Pine. A child prodigy from Chicago, who went on to appear as soloist with some of the world's most famous orchestras, Rachel overcame a devastating accident in 1995 to continue a career that crosses from the classical music world and into Celtic, folk music, rock, and jazz. Hear her inspiring story on Crossover this Saturday.

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